Puttu is a traditional Kerala dish. Usually, it is made using rice powder. It is served with black chana curry, pappadam or banana.
Recently, I saw this version of puttu in a blog. I always like to use oats in different varieties and when I saw this, without thinking twice, tried it out. It tasted really great.
If you don't have a puttu maker, you can try it out in a normal steamer. But you won't get the shape, it will be crumbly.
Try out and let me know how you liked it.
Recipe Source : theredchillies
2 cups Oats
1/4 cup Coconut (freshly grated)
Water as required
Salt to taste
- Dry roast oats in a non stick pan and when a nice aroma comes out from it, transfer it onto a plate.
- Once cooled, grind it into a fine powder.
- Transfer the oats powder into a bowl. Add salt and sprinkle water little by little and mix well.
- When it reaches a crumbly texture or when you take a handful of the mix and press it and if it holds its shape, then it is the correct texture that you are looking for.
- Transfer the mixture into a blender and give 2 or 3 pulse. Put the mixture into the bowl.
- Take a puttu maker(1st image in the pic shown below), place the chillu (2nd image in the pic shown below) in it. Put about 1 tbsp. of grated coconut first and then put about 8 - 10 tbsp. of oats mixture. Again add grated coconut and then the oats mixture till you reaches the top. Always end with grated coconut. Cover with the lid and place it on the pressure cooker (filled with 2 - 3 cups water) ie instead of the pressure cooker weight place this puttu maker.
- Steam it and once done, serve it hot with black chana curry, pappadam or banana.
- Be careful while adding water, add water little by little.
- If you dont have a puttu maker, make it in a steamer. For this - spread the grated coconut on a plate and then the oats mixture and on top of it spread the grated coconut. Place it in the steamer and steam it till done.
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