Sep 11, 2011

Nirapara Cornflour Puttu

Nirapara Cornflour Puttu

Makes: 1 puttu
Serves: 2

You will need

1 cup ( 225 g ) cornflour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water (45 ml water)
1/4 cup grated coconut ( you can reduce the quantity of grated coconut )
Puttu maker


Take a big flat bowl. Add 1 cup cornflour and salt. Sprinkle water and mix it with fingers. Mix it slowly so that it won't roll into small balls.

Break any cornflour balls which forms during mixing. Spray water little by little. ( Please note that to mix a cup of cornflour, one may not need more than 1/4 th of a cup of water / 45 ml).

After mixing flour; the mixture should be just wet or moistened mixture (un- like chapatti dough or batter for dosa). Cornflour should not be dry but wet enough for steaming . Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Fill this cornflour mixture in Puttu maker / gadget for making puttu. This puttu maker / gadget will essentially have a sieve at the bottom. Place a 5 mm layer of grated coconut at the bottom.

The filling should be in such a way that a 5 mm thick layer of grated coconut should be layered every 3 – 4 inch thickness of cornflour mixture; while filling. Top it with liberal layer of coconut scraping.

Steam it on the pressure cooker on medium heat for 5-8 minutes till a consistent stream of steam emanates from the top of puttu maker. Push the puttu from the puttu maker with the help of a thin rod. Serve hot with Kadala curry/ Pappadam / Payaru / Bananas ....

Important while filling: Do not apply pressure on the filling. The filling should be packed loosely inside the puttumaker. Else the puttu will come out like a missile (there will be a pressure built up beneath it and steam will not pass through it) and will end up as a big disaster.


Tina said...

yummy yummy puttu..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very nice recipe,puttu luks delicious...yummy breakfast!!!

Priya said...

Looks fabulous,quite a new puttu for me..