Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Corn meal Puttu / Cholam puttu

It all started one fine Christmas morning when I decided to pamper Su with South Indian breakfast for a week as a Christmas gift. Before that he was happily eating cereals on weekdays without any complaint but after that one week he got spoilt and when we got back to routine and cereals appeared on breakfast table he declared that he is lactose intolerant!! I really wonder whether it’s true though J.Now it’s almost 3 months since I have been cooking breakfast in the morning. Puttu has been my life saver  on  crazy mornings and  if I don’t get time to make a curry for it  I get away by pairing it  with some banana and he is sold J 

When it comes to writing down shopping list I am really bad and won’t notice things finishing until the last moment , so one morning when I was trying to grab my puttu flour I found that it was not enough for the day. There was nothing else I could fix that day and that’s when I noticed a corn meal on my cupboard. I decided to add corn meal to rice flour to deal the crisis and it was a perfect mix! After that day I tried making puttu with just corn meal (without rice flour) but the mixture of rice flour-corn meal tasted well than corn puttu. So if you want a change from usual puttu this might be good alternative.One good thing I like about adding corn meal to rice flour is that when I moistened the flour it is easy to break the lumps  and it saves my time !

Rice flour – 1 cup
Corn meal – 1 cup
Water – ¾ cup
Grated coconut – 8- 10 tbs

  • Measure the rice flour and corn meal into a mixing bowl.

  • Add salt to water and add salt water slowly to the flour moistening it. Break any lumps formed.

  • Layer puttu maker with a table spoon of grated coconut on bottom and then add moistened flour to 1/3 rd add grated coconut again and repeat the process.

  • Place the puttu maker on a steamer or on top of a pressure cooker and steam for 3-4 minutes. 

  • Push the puttu out and enjoy with some kadala curry, cherupayar curry or banana, ghee and sugar !!


nandoos Kitchen said...

Perfectly made.

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks awesome!!! love the yellow color... ur first snap is awesome, classy... really good... :)

Shweta Agrawal said...

Yellow oh I love...never tasted this before...looks divine

Veena Theagarajan said...

love this combo haven't tried this for a while.. Looks good

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

u may be bad at making ur grocery list...but I say u r very creative... If it would have been me, I would have sat there and thought what to make next having erased off the idea of puttu...

this is a very good idea..cholam puttu...the name is so fancy... ee idea evideyum parikshichu nokkate :)

Priya Suresh said...

Incredible puttu, very interesting combo, now i know how to make puttu with cornmeal;

Gayathri Sathyanarayanan said...

healthy and tasty puttu. very tempting. will try.

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Febina Ku said...

Perfection is wat u cal ds

Anonymous said...

Vry tastey puttu..thnx for presenthing here