My lil boy who is very fussy about eating fruits/veg and even drinking water had a severe constipation problem few months before and since then we have been very conscious about his diet making sure that he eats atleast one fruit a day and atleast some veggies and drinks atleast a minimum of 3 1/2 cup of fluids a day which is still very less :(
Spinach was a life saver for us when he had that problem, so even during our holidays we always used to go to a restaurant and order something with spinach ! Since then spinach has been a regular in our home,I make it almost everyday or alternate day,and always try to find new ways to include spinach in his diet,like spinach on toast, spinach roti ,spinach pasta,spinach dal,spinach dosa, spinach idly,spinach kozhukatta etc etc list goes on.Spinach puttu is one among the list.I think I havent posted any of the recipes I mentioned above before expect that easy toast !
so here goes the easy recipe of spinach puttu.
Puttu podi/Rice flour - 1 1/2 cup
Spinach - 1 bunch
Dessicated coconut/freshly grated coconut - 1/4 cup
water - if required
1. In a pan wilt the spinach for 1 minute and blend it to a puree.
2.Measure the puttupodi in a bowl and add salt and spinach puree and mix.Break any lumps formed and make the flour moist ,so that it will hold the shape when it is steamed.
3.In a puttu maker add a little of grated coconut to form a thin layer and then add the moist flour till 1/4 th and add another thin layer of coconut and continue till you reach the top.
4.Steam it for 4-5 minutes.