Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thengai Maavu alias Rice Puttu

Ok this is no new recipe to any one but the name .

If you are an ardent  lover of puttu but you dont have puttu maker at home , try it with idli tawa and your puttu is ready.



You can either have it with kadala curry or just drizzle a few drops of ghee and mix it with sugar , you will be in heaven. Sweet is my preference .
My interpretation as to how puttu has reached a village :
My grandma is from a small village  That is such a remote area. Those days they used to make something similar to puttu not with a puttu maker , probably fetching a puttu maker for them was not possible , so they used make it in idli tawa. They call it thengai maavu simple because it consists of coconut( thengai) and Flour(maavu).I am still wondering how puttu recipe has reached that village at that era.Perhaps,somebody from keralite has lost his way and got settled in that place and taught them this brilliant recipe.

Ingredients :


  1. Rice Flour - 1 cup
  2. Coconut - 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar - 2 tbsn.
  4. Ghee - 1 tsp.
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Warm Water - 3 - 4 tbspn.

Method :
  1. Mix salt with water .
  2. Sprinkle water on the flour and mix it nicely until you get crumbles .When you take a fistful of flour in hand , you should be able to make a ball and when you drop it , it should crumble back. This is the right consistency. 
  3. Arrange this flour and coconut in alternate layers in idli tawa on a thali and steam it for about 12 mins. 
  4. Once it is cooked , serve it with ghee and sugar.

23 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy puttu ,nice clicks too.I once tried ragi puttu at home.never tried this athome

Krishnaveni said...

pavithra intha thegaa maavu enga veetla vaaram oru thadavai engamma seyvaanga, enakku romba pidikkum, but my husband doesn't like that mush so ippo seyyarathu illai, neenga nyaabagap paduththeetteega, looks so beautiful and yum yum

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We make puttu very rarely,w emake always with jaggery,but I love sugar version the best :)

Priti said...

Long time had this ...looks so yum

An Open Book said...

never really thought of using the idli steamer for puttu..interesting

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmmmmm,lovely puttu. Enjoyed the story behind the puttu. Ur click is amazing.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

my favourite puttu looks super...

Pavithra Srihari said...

@ jeys - thanks jeys , you must try this one
@ Krishna - inga mattum ennavaam he doesnt like it, but i dont bother I make it and have all on my own .:P
@ Raji,Nisha,priti - thanks
@chitchat - does my pic really look good , in that case thx .thats very encouraging
@mengasathia - thanks

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe dear.. looks really yumm.. thank you very much !!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

ஆஹா...பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சாப்பிட தோனுதே...சூப்பர்ப்...கண்டிப்பாக இந்த வாரம் செய்ய வேண்டும் பவி....

SS blogs here said...

You know, I have never had puttu.. but it looks so interesting! Thanks for the description about the consistency of the flour crumbling. Will be helpful. Nice pictures you got. Very good focus. Can see the cube shape in your crystals of sugar. How cool is that! :) :)

Nitha said...

Puttu looks so soft and delicious..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your first click is superb !! lovely dish
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Puttu looks delicious. we make slightly different.

Satya said...

wow yummy puttu ...looks so delicious ..must try it ...beautiful clicks too pavitra ..thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Vasavi Suresh said...

Your rice puttu looks simply superb. Would love to try this once.

Guna's kitchen said...

deliicous puttu.. luks heavenly...very tempting clicks.. happy to follow u

Spice said...

Totally new to me...

aipi said...

totally new..looks very interesting..gotta try it sometime.
thanx alot 4 sharing :)

Kiran said...

Never made puttu.Looks delicious.

shanthi said...

Very delicious puttu and wonderful click

Fathima said...

I have tried the sweet version with sugar and ghee as a kid... u r right that is heavenly... yum....

Pavithra said...

I think pavithra i missed many post cos i am so much tied and engaged with my kid for Independence day celebration. Just browsed thru everything .. so yummy and i am totally tempted before going to bed.