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.

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

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 


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


                                       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

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