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.
- Rice Flour - 1 cup
- Coconut - 1/2 cup
- Sugar - 2 tbsn.
- Ghee - 1 tsp.
- Salt to taste
- Warm Water - 3 - 4 tbspn.
- Mix salt with water .
- 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.
- Arrange this flour and coconut in alternate layers in idli tawa on a thali and steam it for about 12 mins.
- Once it is cooked , serve it with ghee and sugar.