Friday, April 24, 2009

PUTTU WITH KADALA CURRY

This is an exoctic dish from kerala cuisine served as a breakfast item. Puttu is served not only with kadala curry but its also served with banana and pappadam which my fatherinlaw loves a lot. You can use ragi powder too instead of rice powder. For more attractive and healthier version try adding grated carrots or beetroots or radish along with the puttu mix. Usually for puttu, brown coloured chickpeas is used. But here I tried with white chickpeas which also tasted good.


INGREDIENTS FOR PUTTU.

Puttu Powder.

Salt to taste.

Water as per needed.

Coconut grated.


METHOD.

Mix in puttu powder with salt using water little by little. The puttu powder must be moist. So make sure dont add more water. Its done when we make a ball out of that powder and it gets crumble. This must be the right consistency. In a puttu maker, fill the down layer with few grated coconut then a part of puttu powder then add another handful of coconut. It be should be repeated till you reach the top of the maker. Steam them till its done nearly for about 6 to 7 min.


INGREDIENTS FOR KADALA CURRY.

FOR GRINDING.

1/2 Cup Grated Coconut or coconut pieces.

2 tbsp Coriander seeds.

2 Dry Red Chillies.

4 Peppercorns.

2 cloves.

2 inch Cinnamon stick.

2 tbsp Onion chopped.

1 tsp Tamarind extract.

METHOD.

Dry roast all the ingredients till you gets all rosted and forms into borwn colour. I just love its aroma at the end.

Cool it and grind using few drops of water. Keep it aside. If the masala is grinded without using water, then that can be stored nearly for 1 month in an air tight container.

FOR GRAVY.

11/2 cup Boiled Chickpeas along with its stock.

1 Chopped Onions.

1 Chopped Tomatoes.

1 tsp Jeera.

Salt to taste.

1 tsp Oil.

Coriander leaves for garnish.


METHOD.

Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and ry onions till it turns transulent. Add tomato and required grounded paste. Stir for a while. Lastly add the boiled chickpeas along with its stock. Season with salt and bring to boil. Garnish with coriander leaves.


AWARDS TIME.

My friend 'SHUBHA' who is very talented, and an awesome friend has passed me one new lovly award ''I LOVE YOUR BLOG AWARD''. Thank for considereing me for this glorious treat. I truly agree with you shubha that we feel very good and special when somone says they loved our blog.


Now the passing time to 5 bloggers ..
Enjoy!!

36 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Definitely a exotic dish.. Looks yummy!!!

Prathibha said...

Lovely dish, i loved ur puttu makes

Prathibha said...

maker..!!

Priti said...

I always like pottu and had pottu with black chana masala in my trip to Munnar...and boy it was awesome..I saw this pic and was so delighted....refreshing memories ;)....too gud Suma...the platter looks just yummy..Congrats on your award

Sujatha said...

That kadala curry combo is a killer for me.. its very tempting..

Poornima Nair said...

thats real comfort food for me...looks yummmm

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great combo. made for each other.. nice entry suma.

Cham said...

I love puttu but don't have the maker. Great combo Suma, congrats and thanks to share with me, U re always generous :)

Pooja said...

Never tasted it..Looking delicious..

Uma said...

looks so delicious Suma! Congrats on the award.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks everyone....i too agree mahi, puttu and kadala curry are turly made for each other..

Kitchen Flavours said...

I recently tasted this....Love the combo...Looks yum.

DEESHA said...

I had eaten Puttu ages ago & Iam in complete awe of it

Asha said...

Just woke up and start publishing the comments. Thank you so much and enjoy your award too! :)

I had made Puttu and Kadala once, LOVED both. So yummy. Looks great Suma, enjoy having them.

Gita's Kitchen said...

COngrats on your award Suma, puttu with kadala curry is a delicious combination, looks tempting!

meeso said...

Hmmm, looks so tasty!

Madhumathi said...

Pittu looks perfect..I love it with kadala curry..Very yummy platter,Suma

Happy cook said...

Thankyou so much for the award and congrats to you.
I love puttu and kadal curry like this.
Last time i had them was when i was back at home in kerala.
I have never made puttu myself , hubby and daughter don't like puttu, hubby go a step futher and calls puttu bomb.

Priya said...

Thats a authentic dish! looks delicious suma!

Jaishree said...

Puttu & kadalacurry I have tasted in my friends house.. My husband loves puttu..I never tried this dish. puttu with kadala curry looks tempting!Now will have a try.

A_and_N said...

mild puttu with spicy kadalai curry...great combo Suma :)

Pooja said...

I love the combo pf Puttu and Kadala curry. Your dish looks tempting. Great shots..Congrats on the award too :)

Ann said...

Made me nostalgic...yummy presentation !!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats om ur award dear....lovely authentic recipe

Suparna said...

Hi,
Love puttu and kadala curry mindblowing combo! nice snaps.
Congratulations on ur award!
TC

Pavithra said...

i love this so much..I have never made puttu ..but i have tasted many times in friends place..so nice

notyet100 said...

puttu looks traditional and delicious suma,..

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi Suma..first time here....for sure, seeing ur name, i felt u were from kerala, and seeing the puttu and kadala...YES!!! howa re you...i am Sona from Kochi, now in kuwait..glad to see many bloggers from our place...you have a nice blog, and i have book marked your mango and apple halwa ice cream..will give a try..it luks great...esp the glass

Purva Desai said...

Nice combo of puttu with the curry....and ur puttu maker is sooo cute

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all.

Sona,
Thanks for ur visit..my native place is kerala but did not got a chance to stay there. Glad u liked that halwa..do try for sure and let me know ur final result too :)

AnuSriram said...

lovely dish! Looks fabulous!

Sireesha said...

lOOKS SOOO tempting and delicious ...How r u and ur cutie?

Shreya said...

wow Suma, love that puttu kutti.. i really dont have one! I bought the cheratta kutti once and my daughter used to play with it so cant use it anymore..love puttu kadala.. infact today morning i made puttu cherupayar.i now make puttu in steamer..

Srivalli said...

Suma..that combo is my most favorite..looks so yum!

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks all..

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

Heya! First time here.. Nice yummy blog!