Puttu is a South Indian breakfast dish served with palm sugar and or chick pea curry or papad or banana. In Sri Lanka it is known as “pittu”. Puttu consists of coarsely grinded rice, grated coconut and sugar. Sometimes cumin seeds will be added. Wheat-flour is also used instead of rice flour. Here I am using Navara rice flour mixed with normal rice flour for making puttu. Navara rice being very nutritious organic rice makes this puttu a very healthy breakfast.
There are a number of cooking methods for the preparation. My mother usually done with a metal vessel cylinder shape. Chiratta puttu is also a method in which coconut shell attached to a section of bamboo. Nowadays the chiratta is available as metal steaming vessel.
So try it out and let me know what u think about.
Njavara(Navara) rice Puttu
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
- Water (as needed)
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 1/2 cup Navara rice (roasted rice)
- 3/4 cups Coconut (finely grated)
- Add water little by little so that excess water makes it a dough.
- For soft puttu grind the prepared mixture in a blender.
- The mixture should holds it shape when pressed between your fist and crumble easily when pressed harder.