Sunday, 22 March 2015


Puttu -  A south Indian delicacy. To be more precise puttu is one of the traditional food that  can be found in any  Tamil  kitchen. let us see how to prepare this.

All we need is
  1. Fried rice flour/ Idiyappam flour  --2 cups.
  2. Jaggery -----1/2 kilo ( increase or decrease according to your taste)
  3. Grated coconut --- 1 cup.
  4. Powdered cardamom - a little.
  5. Cashews -a little. 
  6. Ghee -- one or two spoons 

Preparing Instructions  :

First let us prepare  a thick string of jaggery. To prepare this, powder the jaggery. Put it in a bowl. Add water. Bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and pass  this jaggery water  through a strainer to get rid of dirt. 
Now start heating the strained jaggery water again. Add the grated coconuts and keep stirring. This will take some time to turn into a thick string. If you drop a little of this jaggerystring  in a cup of water , this string will not dissolve. At that time you can add powdered cardamom and remove from heat. Keep it aside. Let itcool.

Then, add a teaspoon of salt to a cup of water and heat it. When it becomes a little more hot, than warm remove from heat . Sprinkle this warm water over the rice flour just to make the flour wet and mix it. Let it not turn into a dough.The rice flour should still  look like powdered flour except for it is wet. Keep it aside for half an hour. 

 After half an hour keep this flour in an idli cooker and cook till the flour gets cooked. (Do not put on the weight of the cooker) It wil take 15 to 20 minutes for the flour to get cooked.

Then remove from heat. Spread this flour in a wide mouthed bowl. Smash the lumps. Then add the jaggery string slowly .to the flour and mix. Little by little add the jaggery string to the cooked flour .You can add the jaggery string to your taste. Garnish with  cashews ( fried in ghee).

If there is jaggery string still left out don't worry. You can keep aside. It has a good shelf life. You can use it afterwards for anyother delicacy .

Your Puttu is ready to serve. If need be you can add ghee while serving. 
Enjoy the delicacy  and ofcourse don't forget to give me a feed back.