Monday, February 25, 2019

Samba Rice Puttu | Samba Arisi Puttu | Puttu recipe

Samba Arisi Puttu is a delicious steamed cake from the samba rice flour and coconut. Samba rice is a variety of rice grown mainly in south India, it has reddish color and distinct taste & aroma compared to regular white rice and also it's believed to be more healthier than the normal rice.

This samba rice puttu is my personal favorite puttu among all the puttu(rice puttu, rava puttu, ragi puttu) we make at home. Samba rice has that unique color and flavor, that makes the puttu more delicious and flavorful.So if you haven't tried this puttu before, do give it a try, i'm sure that you would love this unique taste and aroma.

Still we're in the process of transition into new place, so for the past few months, we have been traveling continuously and i hardly find time to cook anything. Mostly we're having the food prepared by family members and i'm quite enjoying this no cooking & cleaning time. 

Even if i cook at my mil's or mom's place, it's difficult to shoot food photos since usually i take lot of time to shoot the final phots and that's not possible when every one waits for me to have food. But today morning, somehow i had prepared everything earlier for this puttu and took the photos as quick as possible since it's been really long time since i have posted a recipe here and now tada, here i'm with the post.

Samba Rice Puttu

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 7 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast/Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Samba Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 1/4 to 1/3 cup
Coconut Water/Water - as needed
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Sugar,ghee & banana - as needed for serving.

Take the samba rice flour, measure and put it in a bowl, add the salt.
Mix it all well together, then add coconut water little by little and mix it well with the flour.
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. And also make sure that there is no lump in the flour.
Now take the Puttu Kuzhal(Puttu maker). Add the small plate with hole(it comes with puttu maker itself) in to it. First start off with the 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut.
Next add the flour for about 1&1/2 inch thickness.Repeat the process and finish off with grated coconut on the top. Cover the puttu maker with the lid.
Place the puttu maker in the cooker instead of weight and steam it for 5- 7 mins. Tasty Samba Rice Puttu is ready.
Drizzle some ghee on top and serve it with sugar and banana.
  • I have used coconut water from one coconut and for the remaining i have used regular water.
  • Depends on your preference, you can more or less of grated coconut.
  • To get the perfectly shaped puttu, the amount of water used is very important. For me it takes around 1/4 cup of 1/2 cup of flour.
  • If the amount of water is less, then the puttu will not hold the shape and also it's very dry.
  • Remove the lumps , while mixing the flour.
  • Once you washed the puttu maker, wipe the inside of the puttu maker with tissue paper/kitchen towel, before adding flour. It helps to avoid the flour sticks to the maker, so that you will get perfectly shaped puttu.
  • Once you mix the flour with water, immediately steam it, if you make large quantity, do it in batch. It will avoid the flour to become dry.
  • If you dont have puttu maker, steam it in idly pot.
  • I used store bought flour, if you are using fresh home made flour,it doesn't require this much water.

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