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Thursday, January 28, 2010

PUTTU

PUTTU,HOW TO MAKE PUTTUMy mother is an expert in making puttu. This is made on Navarathri Friday. It is also made when a girl attends puberty and for the first blossom of a coconut tree. Many people regret about not having or maintained any treasure books. As I always say, I have started this blog for guiding my sons and the younger generation. Don't worry. Now, we the food-bloggers are working on a great treasure (both traditional and fusion) for our future generation. Pat on your shoulders or lift your collars. We can do it ourselves with pride. Nothing wrong in it.

INGREDIENTS:
(Courtesy: My mother)
Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Salt - 1/4 tsp.
Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Toor dhal - 2 tsp.
Fried cashews - 15
Cardamom (powdered) - 1/2 tsp.
Kismis - 10
Groundnut ( fried) - few
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

METHOD:

Prepare rice flour as said here.

Sieve rice flour and dry roast it till it changes its colour to slight red. Allow it to cool.

Soak toor dhal in water for 1/2 an hour.

Add turmeric powder and salt to a cup of water and mix well.

When the flour is cool, sprinkle this water little by little and mix it gently. Hold this tightly in your hand. (The consistency for this: This should neither be a dough nor a powder. The powder should be wet enough to steam it). Drain the toor dhal completely and add to this.

Place this in a clean cloth and tie it to form a bag. Place this bag in a vessel and pressure cook for a whistle. When the pressure is released, take out and allow it to cool. Mix it gently using your hands without any lumps.

Fry cashews, kismis and groundnut in ghee.

Meantime, heat a heavy-bottomed pan and make a syrup with the jaggery to a soft ball consistency. To this, add the scraped coconut, cardamom powder, cooked & cooled flour, & the fried nuts. Mix well, saute for a while & take it off the stove. At this stage, this will be slightly sticky, but when cool this will get the scrambled effect. Soft and sweet puttu is ready.

41 comments :

  1. Hmm that looks really delcious...wish I can spoon out some portion

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  2. Sounds new and great dear...

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  3. A unique and a different type of sweet dish,but it looks very delicious too with nuts over it

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  4. u have always something interesting in ur blog.. nice one..
    http://umasculinaryworld.blogspot.com

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  5. Rightly said we shd Pat ourselves.Thank you very
    much for Puttu recipe.I tried last Navrathri but
    i have a pucca recipe now.Also for Magaali.All
    this reminds my mother.

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  6. Beautiful, love the looks of it.

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  7. Looks so tempting with lots of cashew nuts!

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  8. I've been searching for this and am lucky today, I got it in your blog..Thanks for sharing..Looks tempting..

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  9. A different versionof puttu.will try your way soon

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  10. I had tasted these puttu from Madhuram's house(eggless cooking) totally diff from kerala puttu,liked it a lot..Looks yummmm

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  11. Looks so tempting. That is true maintaining a online cookbook and that too with pics is indeed a great treasure.

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  12. interesting recipe and looks and sounds yum.

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  13. After looking ath the puttu it reminds me of the festive days back at home!!! We would wait to have them until after the pooja... Looks very delicious and yummy!!!

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  14. puttu looks really yummy. This is one of my favorite....

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  15. Puttu makes me hungry, am a diehard fan of puttu..

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  16. I remember having it at my friend's house forgot the name though ...thanks for reminding it to me. Looking yummy with so many cashew nuts. thanks for sharing it.
    Deepa

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  17. Why is it that anything to tasty is so hard to make? No gain without pain, I guess. But, You've made it look easy - I might even dare and actually make this sometime! Puttu looks super!!

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  18. Very traditional one....sounds great

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  19. Our version of Puttu is something entirely different... this is something new for us and it looks very interesting..

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  20. wow, that is rich..very ice treat too..

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  21. I love puttu made from white rice or red rice or whatever rice. I like puttu sweet or salty.I like kuzha puttu,uthiri puttu and anything in between.So there you have it.

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  22. This needs loads of patience to get the correct texture. Thanks Shanthi for sharing this recipe. Puttu looks awesome.

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  23. Shanthi,

    puttu looks really good.

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  24. Wow!!! looks absolutely delicious...

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  25. Another one of my favs Shanthi ji! Thanks for all these truly traditional recipes. I can make really good rava kesari now after following your recipe :-)

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  26. Wow delicious looking puttu.such an authentic recipe.my mom makes this for navaratri.Miss all those days.

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  27. looks sooo delicious and tempting.

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  28. shanthi, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment! you have suhc a lovely collection of recipes..I love your idea of helping others through your blog..hope to do something similar myself some day..i will be definitely coming back :)

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  29. puttu reminds me of my puberty celebration too :)

    your puttu looks absolutely delicious!!! it's been a long time since I did this!!

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  30. I've tried only once so far.. will try ur version soon..Looks very nice !!

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  31. I have never heard of this, looks so good.

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  32. i looove puttu but don't make it coz i don't get it perfectly. yours looks so yummy.

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  33. Thanks a lot. I love this one lots and whenever I asked ppl, they used to say - ithu romba kashtam .. ippo therinjukka vandam :) Yes, of course, the procedure is a little elaborate and needs to be done with lot of care. I think I will have many questions in the process of making it. Thanks a lot for teaching me this wonderful recipe.

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  34. Shanti thanks keeping the tradition alive. I lost my mother last year and I was thinking that I never got the recipe for puttu but now I have it. Hope I can teach my son to cook:)

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