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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Puttu/Kuzhai Puttu/Kuzha Puttu - Step by step

Puttu is common breakfast in Kerala and Southern TamilNadu. As most of us know rice flour is steamed with grated coconut and served with sugar, banana combo or sugar, cooked green gram combo or kadala curry.
Puttu can be made by using idly cooker or puttu maker. I always use puttu maker to make puttu. Generally my mom prepares rice flour for puttu from scratch by soaking raw rice, dry grinding and roasting it. Since it is a lengthy process for me, I prefer store bought puttu flour to make puttu.

  • Roasted rice flour or puttu flour – 1½ cup
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup ( adjust according to your taste)
  • salt to taste
Puttu maker has two parts, puttu kuzhal and puttu kudam.Fill the puttu kudam with water(quantity should be from ½ to ¾ of puttu kudam). Close it with the lid and heat it.
Meanwhile, place the puttu flour in a bowl.

Add salt and mix well. Sprinkle some water and mix well. Again Sprinkle some water and mix well without any lumps.

Check the consistency of the flour. Repeat sprinkling water & mixing until you get the right consistency. The right consistency is that you could make a ball with the flour and crumble it back. The flour should be wet enough for steaming. It should not become too watery.

Once the flour mixture is ready, fill the puttu kuzhal with coconut layer and flour mixture. First layer the puttu kuzhal with grated coconut.

Then add the prepared flour and fill 1/3 of puttu kuzhal very loosely. Again layer it with coconut and fill 2/3 of puttu kuzhal with prepared rice flour.

Repeat the coconut layer and fill the puttu kuzhal with prepared rice flour and finally spread some coconut on top of the flour. Close with the lid.

Now puttu kuzhal is ready with the rice flour to steam.
Once the water in the puttu kudam starts boiling, fit the puttu kuzhal and heat it until the steam comes out from the top of the puttu maker.

Continue heating for 5 more minutes and remove from heat. To take out puttu, push from the back of puttu kuzhal with the help of a ladle (use back side of the ladle) and serve immediately. Repeat the same steps for the remaining flour.

Serve hot with green gram sundal.

For green gram sundal,

  • Green gram – ¾ cup
  • Salt to taste
Wash green gram. Take a pressure cooker and add green gram, salt and enough water to cook (about 1½ cup). Cook it for 6-7 whistles or until green gram becomes soft.



Divya Pramil said...

Yummy!!! nice step by step explanation and clicks :)

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PT said...

delicious and perfectly made..

Julie said...

Delicious breakfast..Yummy!!

Shailaja Reddy said...

Delicious. Nice explanations with pics.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Very detailed & interesting

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

very detailed step by step recipe. Thanks for linking it to both my events. Really ap[preciate it.. Looking forward for more entries!!

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