Monday 3 October 2011

Rava puttu with cherupayar curry

Here is the recipe for making Rava/Sooji Puttu. I prefer to have this puttu with cherupayaru  Curry or any other gravy. I like having Rava Puttu with Bananas and sugar.
  1. Rava/Sooji/– 2 cups
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Warm Water – 1 cup (for mixing)
  4. Coconut scrapes – 1 cup
  5. Sugar – 1 tsp
Preparation Method
1.  Mix grated coconut with sugar and keep aside.
2.  Steam Rava for 15 minutes.``````````````````
3.  Remove the Rava  from heat. Allow it to cool.
4.  Add salt to the roasted rava. Sprinkle little water and start mixing it using your hand.
5.  Keep on adding warm water little by little and mixing till the rava becomes wet fully and resembles bread crumbs. I used around 1 cup of water for 2 cups of rava.
6.  Add 2 tbsps of coconut sugar mix to the bottom of a Puttu Kuti (mould for making Puttu). Then add rava mixture till the middle of the Puttu Kutti, followed by coconut. Continue adding Rava and finally some coconut on the top.
7.  Take water in a Puttu Kudam (Vessel for making Puttu) and allow it to boil. Place the Puttu Kuti on top of the Puttu Kudam and allow it to steam.
8.  Cook for 7-8 minutes after steam starts coming out of the Puttu Kutti.
Cherupayar curry(Green Gram Curry)  
Cherupayar  (green gram)        ---     1  cup
Raw banana                                 ---    1 no
Chooped Onions                         ---    1  big
Curry leaves                                ----    few
Green chillies                              ----    5 -6 nos
Chillie powder                            ----  ½ tsp
Haldi powder                              ---    ½ tsp
Jeera                                             ---  1 tsp
Mustard     seeds                         --- ½ tsp
Coconut grated                           ---1/2 cup
Garlic                                             --   2 flakes


Cook cherupayr, banana, chopped onions, chilly powder, haldi powder, salt  for 5 whistles in pressure cooker.    Allow it to cool. 

For Masala
Grind coconut,. Green chilly, haldi, garlic and jeera  to smooth paste.  Add this paste to cooked green gram and boil for 10 minutes.   Add water for gravy.  Heat oil in Kadai, add mustard seeds and curry leaves  to splutter.  Then add this mixture to curry.

Rice Puttu and kadala curry

 Puttu is a very famous Kerala Breakfast which is made using Rice Flour, Wheat Flour or even Rava. It is eaten along with sweet bananas, kadala curry, stew, papad etc.  Rice puttu is the culinary speciality   from South India and Sri Lanka. It is an excellent breakfast recipe, easy to prepare and healthy to eat. Steaming is the only method  is totally free from oil and prepared from steaming the rice, that's why healthy to consume frequently.
Puttu can be prepared in coconut shell with hole(Kannan Chiratta), Bamboo puttu kutti etc.  Puttu prepared in chiratta and bamboo is more tastier and healthier than prepared in steel and aluminium vessels

1/2 kg rice,
water to sprinkle
1/2 cup grated coconut
salt to taste

How to prepare Rice Puttu
soak rice in water for 4 hrs,  drain and grind to make fine powder
Fry the powder for 5 minutes, allow it to cool
combine salt with little water and sprinkle on this powdered rice just to make the powder wet.
place handful of grated coconut in Puttukutty (specially designed vessel for puttu) , then fill rice powder till half and again add handful of grated coconut then rice powder
close the lid and steam for 5 minutes
Kadala  curry
Kadala…1cup(soak kadala over night)
Onion     -   1big (chop finely)
Garlic 4 -5  flakes
Ginger chopped    -   1tbsp
Coriander seeds   -    2 tsp
Jeera -     1tsp
Pepper corn  -   6to 8 nos
Red chilly   -  10 nos
Tomatoes  -  2  nos
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves..
Raw banana or potatoes..1
Salt to taste..
Mustard      --   1/2 tsp
Cook kadala (channa ) and chopped potatoes in cooker.. and keep aside..
Then take one kadai  add little oil  add coriander seeds, jeera, red chilly, grated coconut, pepper, half  onion chopped, garlic flakes, ginger..fry them till golden brown…then allow it to cool… then grind  it in to  fine paste..
Add this paste to cooked kadala  and …tomatoes ,salt, and boil it  for  10to 15 min
In a hot  pan..add little oil ..add mustard seeds when it splutter  add chopped onion and fry till golden brown  then add curry leaves..pour this mixture on  boiling curry..then switch of the flame  and garnish with coriander leaves..