Rice flour puttu/Arisi puttu is a famous South Indian snack. It is a famous dish especially in Kerala. It is a healthy breakfast/snack. From kids to elders people of all age group love this dish. It is very simple and quick to prepare. We can very quickly prepare this dish as a snack for sudden guests. It is steamed so it is oil free food.
Puttu is my favorite dish till date. It is sold in my home town at morning and evening. Nowadays ready-made rice puttu flour is available in many grocery shops and super markets. We can buy that to prepare puttu or we can prepare the flour in home also. The rice flour for puttu should be coarse.
Puttu can be prepared from puttu maker or idli handa. The puttu prepared from puttu maker is called as Kola puttu. This kind of puttu is famous in Kerala. Also puttu and konda kadali is a famous combination in kerala. Puttu can be made from many flours. The procedure for doing arisi puttu from idli handa is given below.
1.Rice flour – 3 cup
2.Sugar – 1 cup
3.Grated coconut – 1 cup
4.Cardamom – 4
5.Hot water – 1/2 cup
6.Water – 2 cups
7.Salt – a small pinch
1.Heat a kadai.
2.Dry roast the rice flour for 2-3 minutes.
3.Keep stirring for even cooking.
4.Allow it to cool.
5.Transfer the contents in a bowl and sprinkle some hot water and mix it well.
6.Repeat it till the rice flour becomes coarse.
7.Close it with a lid and let it sit for 10 minutes.
8.Take a idli handa, Add water to it and allow it to boil.
9.Meanwhile, fill the idli plates with rice flour and steam it for 10-12 minutes.
10.Transfer it into a bowl and add sugar , grated coconut and crushed cardamom.
11.Mix it well and adjust the seasoning as per the taste.