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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rice Puttu

The festival of Onam is observed with much fanfare all over Kerala. The festival of harvest includes a number of interesting activities, one of them being feasting. All through the festival, delicious recipes are prepared by Malayalee household. When it comes to breakfast, they would ensure that something healthy as well as delicious is made, to kick-start the day. One such breakfast recipe is Puttu, which is commonly made with rice. For making puttu, special utensil named 'puttukutty' is used. It can also be prepared using suji, but the Rice Puttu is something that is truly Keralite. Rice Puttu can be served with Kadala Curry (Bengal gram curry), Nendhra Pazham (ripe plantain), Coconut Chutney or Pappadam (pappad). Read on to know how to make Rice Puttu.

Rice Puttu Recipe

  • 1/2 Kg Raw Rice
  • 1/2 grated Coconut
  • Water to sprinkle
  • Salt to taste
  • Soak rice in water for 4 hrs, then drain it and grind it to make fine powder.
  • Roast the powder for 5 minutes. Stir it well, while heating. Keep it for cooling.
  • Mix salt with water ant then sprinkle this to the powdered rice, just to make the powder wet.
  • Put a handful of grated coconut in the puttukutty and then put rice powder till half then add another handful of grated coconut.
  • This is done till the top. Close the lid steam it for 2 mts in cooker.
  • Serve it with potato curry or ghee
  • Serves five people.

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