Eraichi Puttu


Puttu one of the breakfast item for Indians.  It can be made from rice flour or ragi flour.  Mainly consist of steamed rice flour with grated coconut and sugar.  It can be served with banana or chickpeas curry.  In this post i would like to share a variety of puttu which is called Eraichi puttu (puttu with meat layer).  The idea picked from Mishmash.  Since i don't have puttu cylinders, coconut shells were used as mould.  Its a fantastic dish.

For puttu:

  • 300 gm rice flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 130 ml hot water

  • grated coconut

Preparation method:

Line a muslin cloth in a steamer. Dry roast the rice flour in a pan for 10 minutes.  Then transfer it to the steamer and steam for 10 minutes. Dissolve salt in water.  Transfer the rice flour in a bowl. Sprinkle with water and crumble with your hands. Make sure there's no big lumps.  Keep aside.

Ingredients for meat layer :

  • 1 bowl minced chicken meat.

  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1 inch ginger chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic chopped

  • 1 green chillies chopped

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Spices :

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tbsp pepper powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala

Preparation Method :

Heat oil in pan. Add onions and saute until transparent. Add garlic and ginger chopped. Fry for few seconds until fragrant. Add curry leaves and chopped green chili and cook.  If u prefer more spiciness may add more green chilies. Add all the spices and sprinkle with little bit of water. Cook until the raw smell of spices goes off. Add minced chicken. Mix well with the spices. Keep on stir the chicken for 3 minutes. Then cover the lid and cook in slow fire for 2 minutes. Add salt. Remove from fire once the chicken is cooked.

Now if you have cylinder puttu mould, layer with meat mixture followed by rice flour and grated coconut. Repeat to get three layer of puttu. Steam for 10 minutes approximately.  Since i used coconut shell, make three small holes in a shell. here i needed my hubby's help to drill for me. First layer was grated coconut about 2 tbsp.  Then two handful of rice flour followed by a layer of meat mixture. Cover up with rice flour again.  Steam the coconut shell's covered with muslin cloth for 10 minutes or until cooked. Serve hot.

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1 comment:

  1. This is great and something I'm not at all familiar with. Can't wait to try my hand at it. Thanks for the thorough instructions.

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