Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Puttu / Rice Flour Puttu

   This i learnt from my grandma.She use to give this atleast weekly once as evening tiffin during my childhood days.Instead of rice flour u can also use wheat flour,raagi flour also.Rice flour is also good for health.Instead of eating store bought fried and other oil items learn to eat homemade snacks and steaming foods.Wheat puttu is also good in tast .Adding coconut and sugars depends on individual taste.U can add more or less.
For making put nearly it vl take about 5-7 minutes only,the main thing is mixing the flour in right consistency.

  1. Idiyappam flour/ rice flour    1cup(u can also lightly roast it)
  2. Shredded Coconut      1/2cup
  3. Brown sugar or White sugar     5tsp or to taste
  4. Salt  a pinch
  • Take rice flour in a wide vessel, mix it with salt.
  • Using hot water sprinkle on the rice flour and  mix well.
  • Again sprinkle some water mix well,use your hand to sprinkle water and mixing.
  • U should not add more water,just sprinkle little by little and mix all the flour and make everything wet.
  • Once u finished mixing ,take a wet clean towel or any cotton cloth keep the rice powder in the cloth tie it gently or cover it lightly.                                                           
  •  Place this cloth in a idly plate and steam it for 12-15 minutes in idly vessel or any available vessel .
  • After steaming ,gently open the cloth and put the steamed rice puttu in a bowl.
  • Add shredded coconut and sugar mix well using a spatula or spoon.
  • Now the puttu is ready to serve.

You can also use your electric rice cooker steamer to steam this.to make  ur puttu rich add some roasted cashew nuts also.

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