Puttu with kadalai curry

I saw this popular Kerala breakfast puttu and kadala curry/saalan in many blogs. I was eager to make this when I bought a packet of puttu flour in the supermarket . After almost a month or two , I finally made it today for sunday brunch. We all loved it. I did not have a puttu maker(the mould for making puttu). So initially I followed the instructions in the puttu packet by keeping the processed puttu flour in a plate and then steaming it in bowl containing boiling water. Then steaming it in a idli cooker seemed a good idea and it came really good. But anyway as I loved puttu , I am planning to buy the mould when I visit India next time.

Puttu-

Print Recipe
Puttu with kadalai curry
Servings
Ingredients
  • 250 g flour / rice flour Puttu rice
  • 105 ml Water
  • to taste Salt (add if not already added)
  • coconut Grated
  • Method
  • 10 water flour coconut Sprinkle little at a time to the puttu . Mix till it looks like crumbs. Place this in the mould or idli stand and steam for minutes. Add grated on the top.
  • Kadalai curry
  • 1 cup Black chick peas
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato - chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 3 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coconut grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Salt - /to taste
  • 1 tsp+1tsp Oil
Servings
Ingredients
  • 250 g flour / rice flour Puttu rice
  • 105 ml Water
  • to taste Salt (add if not already added)
  • coconut Grated
  • Method
  • 10 water flour coconut Sprinkle little at a time to the puttu . Mix till it looks like crumbs. Place this in the mould or idli stand and steam for minutes. Add grated on the top.
  • Kadalai curry
  • 1 cup Black chick peas
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato - chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 3 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coconut grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Salt - /to taste
  • 1 tsp+1tsp Oil
Instructions
  1. Soak the peas overnight. Next day, pressure cook them till it turns soft.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add dried red chillies ,grated coconut and coriander seeds. Saute for sometime. Grind it well. Add onions,tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Grind it to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan. Add the ground paste. Then add turmeric powder, cumin seed powder,garam masala and salt. Mix well. Add the cooked peas. Cook for around 15 minutes adding a little water. Serve the puttu hot with the curry.
Recipe Notes

My sister made puttu with readymade puttu flour and steamed it in a puttu mould. She send some photos for Creative saga. You can see the pictures of the mould steamed by fixing it on a pressure cooker and also the picture of the delicious puttu.

I am sending my puttu to lubna(kitchen flavours) who is hosting Fic - white in her blog Yummy food. The event was started by sunshine mom of tongue ticklers.

Share this Recipe

26 thoughts on “Puttu with kadalai curry”

  1. Hi Sowmi, The puttu looks lovely.Iam thinking of buying a puttu mould as well. You can see my attempt at making puttu in my blog. We all loved it at home, since its steam cooked and healthy.We had it with orange sugar, freshly grated coconut and coconut milk, Will try the kadalai curry combination the next time I make puttu.

  2. Puttu kozhal is something on my list for a long time! I eat this quite often but never made it on my own – kadala curry tastes great with it! Just yesterday I saw puttu in another blog:) Great entry!

  3. Looks delicious, I am planning to buy a puttu maker when I visit India next too 🙂 Hey Sowmya, Happy New year to you and your family !

  4. humm same prob for me I left my puttu mould in India any way great Idea yaar making puttu in Idli plate will try this great combo with kadalacurry my choice with puttu is pazalam and sugar mmmmmm mouthwatering

  5. 1st time here..Was eager to see how u made puttu without a mould..I am also in the same situation..Thats y..:P
    Lovely space you got..Hope to see you in my place too..:)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *