Saturday, September 12, 2020

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
I have already given the recipe for the traditional Vella Puttu and the Kerala puttu with Kadala curry.
Now I am going to tell you how to make 2 varieties of Puttu very easily and quickly with store bought Puttu flour. And needless to say, these are perfect neivedhyams for Lord Shiva, especially on Shivarathri.
Normally I buy Nirapara or Doublehorse  brands.


Ingredients
Puttu powder - 2 cups, 1 each for each variety
Water - 2 cups
Salt a pinch
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

For vella puttu
Jaggery - 1 cup + 2-3 tbsps ( if you need it sweeter)
Cardamom powder - 3/4 tsp
Ghee - 2-3 tsps
Few broken cashews
Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsps

For savory puttu
Pulikachal - as required
Salt - as required
Peanuts - 1/8 cup
Curry leaves - few
Seasonings:

Cooking oil - 2 tbsps
Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Broken red chillies - 1 or 2

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: tiffin/evening tea/dinner/festival neivedhyam
Soaking time:  30 minutes; Cooking: 20-25 minutes (for both)

Serves  3-4 




COMMON FOR BOTH

Measure and take the puttu powder, add a pinch of salt. We can either add turmeric powder now or later. I actually forgot, so I added later. Ideal thing would be to add now itself


Add measured water and leave aside for 30 minutes


It would have drunk all water and will be like this


Stir with a spoon or fluff with a fork, it will become grainy


The picture below shows the steamed puttu for 7-8 minutes



Add turmeric powder, and fluff the steamed puttu, and let it cool down.


In the meantime, make vella paagu/jaggery syrup. Add 1/2 cup water


Let it boil nicely


Right consistency is, it should form a soft ball


Switch off now


Divide the puttu into 2 containers. To one portion, add the jaggery syrup and cardamom powder


Roast the cashews in ghee and add


Mix well


In the same pan, the stickiness of ghee will still be there. Or add 1/2 tsp ghee, and slowly roast the coconut to golden color


Add that too






SAVORY PUTTU




                                       Heat oil in a pan, add all the above mentioned seasonings


Separately roast peanuts and curry leaves


To the steamed puttu, add required amount of pulikachal




Mix well, add the peanuts, curry leaves and seasonings



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com



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