Monday, May 18, 2009

Chiratta puttu

Ingredients :

  1. Rice flour(not the very fine type but a little coarse is better)
  2. Water
  3. Salt
  4. Grated coconut


Mix the rice flour with enough salt and sprinkle water in it and mix it to a consistency where if you hold a hand-full in a tight fist it forms a ball , but can be crushed back to the powder form easily.If you like the puttu smooth and soft you can pass this mixture through a sieve and remove any big clumped up pieces.

Pour water in a pressure cooker and close the lid without the weight on.You need a coconut shell with one of the eye poked off so that it can rest on the pressure cooker stub . Put a layer of grated coconut into the coconut shell and follow with a layer of the wet rice flour until the coconut shell is full.Don't push it down - it has to be airy and loosely packed.Steam cook it for 10 minutes or until you see the steam come out from the rice flour .

Invert in on to a plate and serve with a ripe banana, kadala curry, chicken curry or Ghee and sugar.

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