Monday 3 October 2011

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..

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