Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vella Puttu / Arisi Vella Puttu / அரிசி வெல்ல புட்டு

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Now to the recipe, this Vella Puttu is a very traditional recipe prepared during Navaratri especially for Friday.

Ingredients :

1. Rice - 1 Cup
2. Jaggery - 3/4 Cup (Powdered)
3. Salt - 1/4 tsp
4. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
5. Coconut - 3/4 Cup (Grated)
6. Ghee - 1.5 tbs
7. Channa Dhal - 1 tbs (Half cook the channa dhal in a pressure cooker. Drain Water. Keep aside)
8. Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp

Procedure :

1. Wash rice. Drain water. 

2. Place a clean white cloth (Eg. Dhothi) on a kitchen counter. Spread the drained rice.

3. Let the cloth absorb the mositure. After about 30 minutes, grind the rice coarsely.

4. Dry roast on a low flame till the rice flour turns to light brown in colour. 

5. Cool the rice flour. Add turmeric powder and salt to the rice flour. Mix them together.

6. Sprinkle water a little by little till you are able to hold the flour and at the same time it should crumble. (Take care in this step. Excess water will spoil the puttu)

7. Place the flour in idly plates and steam cook for 20 minutes.

8. Meanwhile, dissolve jaggery in a cup of water. Once it get dissolved, strain and bring to boil.

9. Add half cooked channa dhal, coconut and cardamom powder. Let the syrup thicken.

10. Switch off the stove. Let the syrup cool.

11. Now, check the steam cooked rice flour. It should be really soft.

12. Combine jaggery syrup and rice flour together. Add ghee.

13. Serve for evening snack or breakfast.

Note :
1. You can simply use the store bought puttu flour to save time.
2. You can garnish the puttu with roasted nuts and raisin.

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Congrats Nithu. Wish you go a long way. Enjoy blogging! This is totally new recipe to me, sounds delicious and yummy.

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Indian Khana said...

Puttu looks yum of my fav

Shama Nagarajan said...

Super inviting..Join me in Fast Food - Vermicilli event here :

Unknown said...

looks so yum :)

Cook like Priya

divya said...

Yummilicious and lovely recipe :)

Unknown said...

Today's Menu - Bitter-gourd Dhal Curry

Yashodhas Kitchen said...

Congrats for your 500th post dear!!!!