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Friday, 22 August 2014

millet CAKE-SAVOURY

STEAMED RAGI(Finger millet or fox millet) CAKE/RAGI PUTTU/NACHONYA PUUT

Serves: 2
Kerala cuisine

Ingredients                                       


Ragi powder-1 cup
Salt-1 tsp
Sugar-1 tsp
Water as needed
Coconut scrapings or grated veggies (carrots, chopped cilantro, onions etc) as needed


Idli steamer or traditional puttu steamer or pressure cooker steamer

Method

1. Take ragi flour in a mixing bowl add salt and sugar.mix the dry ingredients with your hands. Now start sprinkling water little at a time and mix the flour

Flour ready to go into a steamer
HOLE DISC


2.When you take a hand full of flour and press in between your fist it should hold the shape that is the right consistency and when you drop it it should crumble.

Note:
-too much water will make it hard
- too little water makes it to remain as powder itself and will taste raw. (be carefull while adding water)


3. Now take your pressure cooker fill half with water close the lid remove the whistle and heat it up.

4. Meanwhile we can layer the puttu  in the gadget(steamer) .
    - begin by keeping the hole disc into it.

-  Now add coconut scrapings        
PRESSURE COOKER STEAMER
-Then add 2 handful of flour
Again layer with scrapings
    Followed by
 -2 handful of flour &
  Ending with coconut scrapings

Close the lid and steam for 15 minutes.


5. Once done switch off the flame. Wait for few minutes. Now hold the steamer tube parallel to the plate and with the help of a skewer gently and slowly push the hole disc so that the puttu will slip onto the plate.

SKEWER



HOLE DISC



Serve with curry of your choice..enjoy

Note
I used a mixture of grated carrots, finely chopped onions & coriander leaves instead of coconut scrapings








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