Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Navarathri Puttu

This puttu is prepared for all kinds of functions related with ladies and is more inevitable during Navarathri.It is usually made on Fridays during Navarathri.
Traditionally this puttu is made by washing the raw rice, drying it and then grinding in machine.
I prepared this using store bought rice flour and came out pretty well


Ingredients
Rice flour : 1 cup
Jaggery : 3/4 cup (Add 1 cup if you want it sweeter)
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Cardomom: 2
Cashew: 1 tablespoon
Ghee : 2 tablespoon
Salt: a pinch
Turmeric powder: a pinch


Procedure:
Step1:
Dry roast the rice flour in medium flame until a nice aroma comes out.
The flour should be of kolamaavu consistency.(i.e if you draw a kolam, it should come out easily)



Step2:
Boil. 1/2 cup of water with a pinch of turmeric and salt and allow it cool


Step3:
When the water is lukewarm sprinkle this water on the rice flour and mix well.
The consistency to check here is, if you make them as balls, you should be able to do it.If you leave, it should crumble down.Approximately i used 1/4 cup of water for 1 cup of rice flour




Step4:
Steam cook this flour for 5-7 minutes in idli plate. (If you dont have idli plate, tie the flour in a cloth and cook in a steamer)


Step5:
After it cools down, break the lumps with your hands.You can use a sieve as well.


Step6:
Add 1/4 of water to 1 cup of jaggery and boil it. If there are impurities filter it and then boil again


Step7:
Boil the jaggery syrup until it reaches the following consistency
If you drop some syrup in water, you should be able to make some balls out of it


Step8:
Switch off the stove and add grated coconut and cardomom to the jaggery syrup.Add this to the rice flour little by little by constantly stirring


Step9:
You may need to use your hands here. Avoid formation of lumps and mix well until it reaches puttu consistency


Step10:
Fry some cashews in 2 tsp of ghee and add this to the puttu and mix well





19 comments:

  1. Puttu looks delicious and well explained.Thanks for sharing,bookmarked.

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  2. Puttu luks delicious and neatly Done.Luv it really.Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. sounds delicious. nice recipe.

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  4. Delicious puttu,luks so perfect n yum...

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  5. Wow...Healthy and yummy puttu...Thanks for sharing...

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  6. Nice recipe ...looks delicious

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  7. This puttu recipe new to me nice one,thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow well done, love this puttu and havent had them since a long,makes me nostalgic..

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  9. Puttu looks wonderful !! delicious one and very new to me !!

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  10. never tried puttu this way...looks so delicious and well explained...will try this recipe for sure !!

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  11. Very well explained, delicious puttu...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

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  12. healthy and delicious puttu.loved it

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  13. My mom used to make this - Looks delicious and brings back fondest memories :)

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  14. this puttu is new to me, looks great n delicious..

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  15. I have never had this kind of puttu :-) Wanna try!! Do checkout my Kerala Puttu when time permits

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