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Jun 16, 2008

Puttu Kadala Curry (Kerala Dish)

Chickpeas curry with rice puttu

puttu making vessel
ThisPuttu / Kadalaa curry is the popular breakfast of Kerala people


  • Prepare Time............10 min
  • Cook Time..................10
  • Serve............................3.



Ingredients

  • Rice Flour...............1cup
  • Grated Coconut.........1cup
  • Warm Water.............1/2 cup
  • Salt to Taste


Method

  • Roast the rice flour for 5 minutes.Mix rice flour and salt by sprinkling warm water.
  • Keep mixing with hands. The entire flour has to be wet.
  • ( you can get ready made puttu rice flour at Indian stores)
  • Keep water in the bottom of puttu vessel.
  • Take the puttu mould add 1 tsp of coconut first followed by4 tsp of rice flour ,then again 2 tsp of coconut. 
  • Keep layering to fill the mould. Close the lid
  • Steam the mould.. When the water boils the steam goes inside and cook the flour. 
  • Keep up to 4 minutes.Take the vessel in hand . 
  • Use a skewer(it comes with the vessel) and push the dish out of the mould.
  • Serve the puttu hot with kadala curry.


Kadala Curry

Prepare Time.............3 hours
Cook time....................20 min
Serve.............................5


  • Brown Chick Peas.......1 cup
  • Tamarind Paste............1tsp
  • Coconut......................   3tbsp
  • Red Chilli.......................3
  • Coriander Seeds...........2tsp
  • Chana Dhal....................1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder...........1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste.....................
  • Curry Leaves...................few
  • Tomato ...........................1
  • Onion ..............................1


Method


  • Soak the chick peas over night. Chop the tomato and onion. 
  • Fry the chili, coriander seeds and chana dhal. 
  • Grind this with coconut and keep.
  • Cook the chick peas with salt .Add turmeric powder, tamarind paste,tomato and onion. 
  • Let it boil.
  • When everything is cooked add the ground paste and curry leaves,
  • Eat hot puttu with this kadala curry.

3 comments:

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  2. Thank you very much Rashmi.I will visit your blog

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  3. Like your puttu steamer dear, when I was a teenager...I started to experiment in the kitchen, so one fine day...Dad bought me this 'puttu steamer' as a gift! Looking at this picture...reminds my wonderful memories to come back...

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