This is one of the popular breakfast item in Kerala. It can be made with rice flour, wheat flour, ragi flour etc. The best accompaniment will be ‘Kadala Curry‘(Black Chickpeas). The other options are banana, cooked green gram & papad, Chicken curry etc. Here I have made the ‘chiratta puttu’ . Below shows a google picture of ‘chiratta puttu maker’ . In older days, the coconut shell is used for making this, later the utensils replaced the original one.
- Rice flour – 2 cup
- Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
- In a bowl add flour and sprinkle some water (add salt too) and prepare wet flour. This is an important step. Do not add more water and also make sure that the flour is wet enough.
- In a pressure cooker boil 2-3 cups of water. In the puttu maker add the grated coconut and then the flour in layers( in the cylinderical -add 3 layers of coconut (1-2 tsp)and 2 layers of flour,in the hemishere just one layer if u wish u could add some grated coconut on the top as well)
- Place the mould on the pressure cooker nozzle(vent pipe). Once the flour is well cooked you could see the steam coming from puttu mould, let it cook for some more time. Remove it from the pressure cooker.