Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cheera puttu/Spinach Puttu


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.


Serve with Cherupayar or kadala curry !



Julie said...

simply awesome dear,loved the greeny was the taste?any changes?will try this at home,nice clicks too..:-)

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Swathi Iyer said...

cheera puttu looks delicious. Is after taste is there or nice.

An Open Book said...

this is a seriously good idea. never thought of this. I am soooo gonna try it out. I actually like spinach a lot, but dont seem 2 make enough of it because i run out of idea. Thanks for posting this easy recipe :)

Anu said...

WOW!!! Looks so yum and nice variation of puttu.

faseela said...

healthy attractive n amazing puttu

Torviewtoronto said...

colourful puttu wonderfully presented

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adipoli idea...Lovely color...

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

That's a neat idea! Good One Vineetha! Will try this out. Thanks for sharing! :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

great way to include spinach in the diet...Nice color

Ganga Sreekanth said...

adipoli dear.....mouthwatering color!

PT said...

sounds very interesting and healthy puttu.. liked the idea..

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and catchy puttu.

Vineetha said...

Thanks everyone :)
@julie and swathi ,
I didnt feel much difference in taste ,i think when u eat it with curry u wont feel much difference + you will get the nutrients in spinach boy who loves puttu had it with pazham and he too didnt utter a word when he goobled it up :)

Suja Manoj said...

Adipoli color,healthy and yum puttu

Hema said...

I have bookmarked this, such tempting color..

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Healthy puttu, great way to include spinach in our routine diet. I'm in love with those beautiful clicks Vini, lovely greens..

Nupur said...

can we make this one as Idli ? or it has to be Puttu only ?

Vineetha said...

if u dont have puttu maker you can steam this is an idly maker like idlis or if want to make idlis ,I make spinach idlis by adding little spinach puree to the fermented idly batter before steaming it :)

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