Friday, March 14, 2008

Kuzhaay Puttu (steamed rice cake)

1.Raw rice 500 gms
2.Grated coconut 1 cup
3.Salt to taste


1.Clean and soak rice in cold water for three hours.
Drain till the moisture is absorbed.
Pound and sieve, then roast the flour and cool.
2.Add salted water little by little and mix with fingers till it forms
small grains.Keep aside for half an hour.
3.Take a puttu vessel ( a long cylindrical vessel specially made for puttu)
and sprinkle a little coconut and then put a handful of prepared flour.
Continue till the vessel is filled,finishing with a layer of coconut on top.
4.Take a cooker and pour four cups of water.close the lid. Keep the puttu vessel
on the top of the lid.Cook till the steam comes out ( for ten minutes)
5.Remove the puttu vessel from the cooker.Place it on a plate and push out the
contents with the help of a spoon.
6.Serve hot with banana and sugar.

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