Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kuzha puttu

Puttu - A breakfast item common in Kerala and Southern TamilNadu.Generally rice flour is steamed with shredded cocount and served with sugar / banana / spicy kadalai curry.

Kuzha puttu - A puttu resembling a pipe.

There are many ways to steam this puttu. We can use a simple cloth over hot steam or idly making plates or this special tool 'puttu kudam' for steaming the flour.
The most authentic and tasty variety of puttu is made by using the red rice flour (rose matta arisi or sivappu samba rice).

I used the store bought ready made red rice flour (double roasted). Instead we can roast the ordinary white rice also.Some people prepare the flour from scratch by soaking and dry grinding the rice.

Puttu maker in box along with the ingredients.
Recently I bought this puttu maker from an Indian store. Love it very much:)

Puttu kuzhal and puttu kudam with ingredients .
Puttu maker consists of 2 main parts: The puttu kuzhal (to fill the processed rice flour) and kudam (to fill water and generate steam).

Puttu served. The white coconut is the frozen shredded coconut and the darker one is what I got from fresh coconut:)

(For 2 kuzha puttu)
Red rice flour - 1 cup
(If not readymade, roast it till we get a pleasant smell and the grains look very flowy)
salt - 1/4 tsp
Shredded coconut - 1/2 + 1/2 cup
(Coconut should be almost equal to that of rice flour.We can reduce it too, but we can't get the real taste.)

Fill the puttu kudam (the broader vessel) with water to its 3/4 th. Close the top with the given lid that has the nozzle.
Start heating it.

In the same time bring to boil 1/4 cup water along with the salt.

Place the roasted rice flour in a mixing bowl.
Slowly sprinkle the boiling water and mix well without any lumps.
The consistency should be such that we should be able to make a solid with the flour, but the solid should be breakable in to flour when touched gently.
Totally we should get a wet flour but not any lumpy.

Now mix 1/2 cup shredded coconut to it and mix well.

Take the puttu kuzhal. Fill the bottom with 2 tsp shredded coconut. Then put the prepared flour and fill half way very loosely. Again spread 2 tsp coconut and fill the pipe with prepared rice flour.

Now check if the steam starts hushing out of the puttu kudam.

Close the puttu kuzhal and fit it over the nozzle.Make some holes in the filled flour using the stick given.

Heat till we see steam out of the top of puttu maker.
Then continue heating for 5 minutes and switch off.

Carefully take out and serve immediately.

Kuzha puttu is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot with sugar and banana.
Other combination are channa masala (kadalai curry), green gram chundal etc.

Try to serve the puttu immediately otherwise it may turn hard. Reheating in microwave helps a bit.


Anu said...

Puttu is my all time fav... puttu looks yummy and delicious.. mouthwatering..

Unknown said...

came out so beautifull..looks yumm

Prema said...

Nice Recipe...Kuzha Puttu comes very nicely,Yummy and healthy recipe too...Thanks for sharing.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious outtu...we love this a lot

Hamaree Rasoi said...

New dish to me...Looks yummy!!


Priya Suresh said...

My all time favourite puttu is this kuzha puttu, it has been ages i had this dish...ur pictures pulling me to prepare...

Sarah Naveen said...

My Fav..looks so perfect and yummy!!!
Happy easter dear..

Tina said...

My fav breakfast item...Perfect combination with kadala and hot tea...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

This puttu looks divine. I have the same tool to make the puttu. I will make your version of it soon. Bookmarked!

Anonymous said...

niceone viki.

Devasena Hariharan said...

looks good Viki! Last 3 years I used to make puttu with readymade rice flour..But that old lady in my house taught me to soak rice, dry it with cloth, grind it. Steam it plainly for first time. Then second time steam it with salt water sprinkling.

I found a real difference in taste, thought difficult. This was soft compared to the store bought ones Viki

Priyameena said...

It reamins of my college hostel day sunday morning...where we used to have puttu milk and bannana for breakfast...Looks delecious!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

my all time fav which i have completely forgotten...looks good

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a beautiful kuzha puttu there, its been ages I made them...good that you cud' find those ethnic wares here...I am gonna hop into the next available flight and drop by at ur place, :):)

Neetz said...

my all time fav breakfast with kadala curry and a bit of sugar :)

Priya dharshini said...

thats my fav...I make puttu as same way as u said..pls collect the award from my blog..

Sashi said...

It's my fav Viki, esp love the coconut version !!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
How are you?
I am missing out on your posts...I love puttu and I got adicted when I was in Kuwait...but will not try to make soon..but have good mind to do some day
have a nice week

Priya dharshini said...

i luv this puttu..u mentioned it so clear..thank u for showing us..

gtyuk said...

andha kuzha puttu machine vaanganum-nnu yenakkum romba aassai!!! vaangarthukku innum opportunity varla :(

I love puttu, some sugar is enough for me, I'd relish it heartily!!! lovely home recipe!!!

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