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 !!