Monday, June 20, 2016

Kezhvaragu Puttu | Ragi Puttu| Finger millet Puttu | Breakfast recipe

Kezhvaragu/Ragi Puttu - another easy puttu recipe. This puttu is very healthy and it makes a great breakfast along with ghee and banana.As you all know, finger millet has high nutritional value , especially rich in iron and calcium . Even today, in south tamilnadu, finger millet porridge is the first solid food introduced to the child.
As i already mentioned in my previous post, ragi is the new addition to our breakfast and i used to try various variety. For porridge and adai click here and here


Ragi Puttu

Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves :
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Finger Millet Flour/Ragi or Kezhvaragu flour - 1 1/2 cup
Coconut water - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Grated Coconut - as needed.

Ghee & Banana - to serve

Procedure

Take the flour in a large bowl, add salt , mix it well.


Add coconut water little by little and incorporate it with the flour. Dont add all the water at once, sprinkle little by little.The flour should be hold the shape when you press it with your fist  and again it should be crumble when you crumble it with your fingers . That's the right way to check the consistency of the flour.


Grate the coconut and keep it ready.Now take the Puttu Kuzhal(Puttu maker). Add the small plate with hole(it comes with puttu maker itself) in to it. Now add the flour into the maker and then coconut .

Repeat the same until you reach the top, finish it with coconut. Put the lid on.

Now heat the water in the pressure pan with lid , and place this puttu maker  instead of weight. Steam it for 8- 10 mins in medium flame. Once cooked, you can see the steam coming out of the holes in the top of the puttu maker.

Serve it with ghee and banana. 

Notes:

  • You can use regular water instead of coconut water.
  • The amount of water may vary depends of the quality of the flour, so add water little by little.
  • If there is any lump while mixing flour with water, break it with your hand before cooking.
  • Amount of coconut is purely optional.Usually i add 3 laddle of flour and 2 tbsp of coconut in between.
  • While serving, if you wish, sprinkle little sugar for extra taste. 

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