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Monday, March 22, 2010

Chiratta Puttu / Rice Steam Cake

Puttu is a speciality of kerala cuisine and a favourite breakfast of keralites.This is considered as a healthier breakfast .It is rich in Nutrients & Vitamins.
Puttu is made of Rice Flour and Grated Coconut in steam.

  • Raw rice flour -1 cup
  • Grated Coconut -¼ cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water- as required
  • Coconut Shell or Chiratta

  • In a pan, add rice flour and dry roast lightly. Stirring continuously. The white color of the rice flour should change very lightly.
  • Allow the powder to cool.
  • Add salt to the roasted flour gently to make a mixture.
  • Sprinkle water on the rice flour, little at a time and mix the flour.
  • Repeat sprinkling water till the flour is wet.
  • Place a pot shapped utensil on the stove. Fill half the utensil with water and allow to boil .
  • Put a hole in the coconut shell (chiratta) and place it on the top of the utensil .
  • Put some grated coconut in it, and fill the shell with the mixture and put some grated coconut on the top .
  • Steam in a vessel for 10 minutes and serve hot.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Pazham, Payar and Pappadam , Kadala Curry

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