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.
Soak the peas overnight. Next day, pressure cook them till it turns soft.
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.
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.