Our professor in formulation development dept used to say that pharmacy is much like cooking and I always remember his words while I make puttu. It reminds me of the steps involved in tablet granulation. Tablets & puttu….Who are the guinea pigs then???? Sorry dear ones they are tried & tested!!!!
Well Irachi puttu is not at all my invention. It was while back at home where I was a regular watcher of Kairali Tv’s Magic oven presented by Lakshmi nair, where in one episode was dedicated to this recipe. It sound to me different among the puttu we make. Nothing special, only cooked & spiced minced meat added which shows the difference. But somehow I liked the recipe and thought of sharing!
Also try another great innovation of Varna Puttu
The meat stuff
- Here I used cooked & minced chicken 1 cup[ any meat can be used ]
- Shallots chopped finely 4to 5
- Ginger chopped finely ¼ tsp
- Garlic chopped finely ¼ tsp
- Red chilly powder 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
- Fennel seeds 1 or 2 pinch
- Chicken masala ½ tsp
Stir fry the shallots, ginger-garlic in oil, add up spice, salt & cooked chicken to it. Keep stirring until everything is mixed properly.
Rice flour 2 cups
|Grated coconut 1 cup|
|Water approximately ½ cup|
|Salt to taste|
Add salt & water to the rice flour & mix in required consistency. It should neither be too wet nor too dry. In a puttu maker, layer 2 tsp grated coconut, rice mixture, then the meat stuff, again rice mix then grated coconut & steam till done!!