Sunday, October 5, 2008

I too make/ have breakfast!

I was quite amused because, while browsing through my posts, I found that I have posted only two breakfast dishes, both being upma and the remaining being side dishes to go with a breakfast item.

I checked my photo archives, and discovered a few pictures, not great, but post-able. So, here is one of them.


I am not very good at making Puttu, and after my daughter managed to break my Chiratta-Puttu mould, I mostly make puttu in my steamer, without the traditional Puttu Kutti, or a pressure cooker. I always get fresh homemade Puttu Podi (Puttu powder/ coarse rice powder used to make Puttu) from my mother.

To make Puttu, you will need:

Puttu powder/ Coarse rice flour - 2-3 cups
Grated Coconut - 1/2 - 1 cup, according to taste
Salt - 1/1 - 1 tsp, to taste
Water - about 1/2 - 3/4 cup - warm, for the correct consistency

Method (in a steamer):
  • Take the rice flour in a pan, mix salt, and slowly add the warm water while mixing well without forming any lumps
  • Ensure that the flour thickens and the water is mixed well but not to form a paste, the mixture should still be loose and kind of similar to slightly wet bread crumbs
Note: If lumps are formed, you can whisk in a mixer/blender and break the lumps
  • Keep water in a the steamer for boiling, and on the steaming plate, add a thin layer of grated coconut first
Note: If you have a muslin cloth or a plantain leaf, you can use this as the base in the steaming plate
  • Add a thin layer of puttu podi mix on top of the grated coconut
  • Repeat the layers of coconut and puttu podi mix alternately until the prepared mix is over, ensuring that the top layer is that of grated coconut

Note: If you find that mixing in alternate layers is time-consuming, just mix the grated coconut into the puttu podi while mixing with water and salt. I prefer it the 'layer' way.

  • Now cover the steamer, and if the steamer has a whistle, keep upto two whistles, else steam for about 10 minutes on medium flame until you can smell the flavour of steamed coconut and rice in the vapours from your steamer:-)
Remove the steaming plate, and serve portions along with Cherupayar/ Green Gram Curry

36 comments:

Nags said...

its be AGES since i had puttu so i've asked my amma to send me the chiratta puttu kutti (in steel) with a friend who is visiting singapore next week ;)

srikars kitchen said...

looks delicious... nice click..

Aparna said...

Puttu is a regular Sunday breakfast for us. And this is a nice way to make it without the puttu kutti.

Priti said...

Wow I love pottu too...infact am planning to buy one puttu maker perhaps in my next visit in India

Purnima said...

Shreya, my mil makes puttu similar way when many members r around n it sure looks tasty! Hv not tried wt this combo..wd surely try ur way of payar! (tks 4 ur comment -truly appreciate it!)

meeso said...

That looks great, and such a healthy breakfast!

Nazarina A said...

This sounds so healthy and good. I would like to make this. Your step by step instructions are really good! Do you think that I could make it in a couscoussier?

Sireesha said...

That looks healthy and delicious breakfast....

Cham said...

I don't have either the puttu maker :( Make it in steamer too :) They came out perfect!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy.. i love puttu. thx for the comments shreya.. appreciate it..

sowmya said...

good one..i bought that instant puttu mix, dont have the puutu kutti..hav eto do it as it is.

Adam said...

I would love coconut for breakfast. The smell is only second to coffee when it comes to 'perking you up' :)

Let me know if you have any other protein questions. Speaking of approval, I'm going to assume this gets your breakfast stamp :)

Seena said...

Puttu , even today we had it! Love with all curries.. ;)

LG said...

I am already getting the aroma of coconut and rice powder....good one :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this looks gr8.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Shreya,
Thanks for the comment. You have a wonderful blog. Your puttu and green gram curry is mouth watering. I need to make it soon after reading your post and wonderful photo.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A healthy and delicious breafast! Flavorful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Yasmeen said...

I'm notorious in missing my breakfast ,especially on weekdays. Easy recipes like "puttu" are good to try on weekend breakfast:)

DEESHA said...

yummy .. i have had puttu only once n i just loved it ..

Bhawana said...

mmm tasty :)

Madhavi said...

Oh this looks delicious, yummmm!!!

Usha said...

Looks delicious...haven't had puttu in a long long time :)

Vaishali said...

This sounds very complicated, but also very delicious. I might just get brave enough to give it a try one day. Thanks for the recipe, Shreya!

raaji said...

this ones quite exotic.........healthy one.....great

Divya Vikram said...

looks perfect..

Uma said...

yum. looks so good.

Cynthia said...

I know that's a breakfast I'd enjoy.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks delicious...nice combo..

Laavanya said...

Love puttu.. my mom used to make it in the steamer like this before she got the puttu kutti.

Purva Desai said...

This looks really drooling with green gram dal....

Uj said...

Hi.. I love Puttu. I have tasted it only once and would love to make it again. Can we make the rice flour paste at home itself? I dont get rice flour here nor puttu mix can you suggest?

Lore said...

Yum, powdered rice and coconut paired to form a delicious breakfast. Please sign me up next time you're making them :)

sra said...

Hi Shreya, I haven't had much puttu in my life tho' I have been tempted to buy a puttu steamer. I've held off because I know I won't use it more than once.

Bharathy said...

Puttu is supposed to be one of the healthiest breakfasts :)..Love the way you combined with the green gram curry :)...nutritious..and yummy!..great shots too..:)

Kevin said...

I like the sound of puttu and its coconut. The breakfast with curry looks like it would hit the spot in the morning.

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