11 November, 2010
Gothambu chiratta puttu
When it comes to breakfast, it should be healthy as well as delicious, to kick-start the day. One such breakfast recipe is Puttu, which is commonly made with roasted rice flour or wheat flour. Here I am using a chiratta(coconut shell) puttu maker.Puttu is something that is truly Keralite but adopted by Srilankan household as well.
Wheat flour/Atta – 2 cup
Grated Coconut – 12 tsp
1.Dry roast wheat flour for 10 minutes on low flame.Keep aside.
2 Add salt to the roasted flour and mix well.Add water little by little to the flour and mix well until you get a crumby consistency.The flour should be wet enough for steaming.Let it sit for 10 minutes.
3.Layer the chiratta puttu maker with 2 tsps of grated coconut first,then the wet flour. Steam for 5-10 minutes.
4.Serve hot with Kadala curry or Pappad-sugar-banana combo.
The method for making puttu is the same for all flour types like rice flour or semolina or even ragi flour. Gothambu or Ragi puttu is favoured as part of prescribed diet for diabetics.