Red rice puttu recipe, puttu from scratch

Red rice puttu recipe, puttu from scratch

Make delicious, healthier South Indian steamed breakfast red rice puttu from scratch with red rice at home with these easy steps. Easily can be made with red rice flour too.

Bought my kuzha puttu maker sevaral years ago since I wanted to try making it at home. This was during my visit to Kerala. We bought the small puttu maker too and I gave it to my MIL. I should have first tried with it and then this. Since it is new to me, just like baking, I dreaded to try it. Couple of my friends sent me recipes too. But it was like a project in my mind.

When I tried with rice flour, I did not make it right and it came out broken when I took it out. To be honest I am not a big fan of puttu. So I had hard time to finish it too. Now after long time, when I bought red rice to try pallu kozhukattai or red rice kozhukattai, after making the rice flour from scratch, the first thing came to my mind was trying red rice puttu.

red-rice-puttu

Being not a fan of puttu and the first time I tasted this puttu, my stand changed. I loved it a lot. May be the flavour and texture. It was so soft, satisfying to eat with a little sprinkle of sugar. It was similar to idiyappam for Vj, so he happily had it too. I made it twice as first time my puttu never got cooked.

It was probably because of two reasons. I did not incorporate enough water in the flour. Or not enough steam to cook it through. I usually cook in low flame or medium flame while shooting my recipes. So it never got enough steam to cook through. Please note these two factors when you make puttu, esp if you’re first time like me.

Check out my idiyappam recipes.

Red rice is not same as brown rice or matta rice or hand pound rice. It will be sold as red rice and has deep hue. Please refer the picture and video to see.

kuzhai-puttu-recipe

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red rice puttu.

Make delicious, healthier South Indian steamed breakfast from scratch with red rice at home with these easy steps. Easily can be made with red rice flour too.

Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes

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Cup measurements

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red rice Sigappu arisi
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • Water as needed luke warm
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

How to prepare red rice puttu flour:

  • Wash, soak red rice for 3 hours. Drain water in a metal strainer completely.

  • Spread over clean kitchen cloth for 15 mins.

  • Grind to a flour. Wipe the sides in between for even powdering.

  • Transfer to a hot pan and dry roast it in medium flame. Stir continuously initially to avoid lumps.

  • You will see steam rising well and the aroma of red rice flour too wafts.

  • Flour will turn free flowing and you will be able to draw a line with the flour. This is the right consistency.

  • Red rice puttu flour is ready.

Prepare red rice puttu:

  • Mix salt in luke warm water. Take the flour in a wide plate. Sprinkle the water little by little as you mix it to the flour.

  • Until the pale colour changes to deeper hue and becomes crumbly in look. If you close your hand with flour in your palm, it should hold its shape. It’s the right consistency.

  • Now using your finger tips, eliminate any large lumps in the flour.

Assembling puttu flour in puttu maker.

  • Take kuzha puttu maker. There will be a perforated plate in the bottom. *refer notes.

  • First spoon 3 tbsp of grated coconut. Then fill it with the prepared puttu flour about 1/2 the puttu maker (approx 8-10 tbsp).

  • Again 3 tbsp coconut and puttu flour and finish with coconut.

  • Do not press or shake to settle. Just add it and leave it naturally.

Steaming kuzha puttu:

  • To steam the puttu, heat water in a puttu maker or pressure cooker (2 cups water).

  • Close the lid and place the hole you will be finding in the bottom of puttu maker over the steam vent nozzle in the cooker.

  • Steam for 6-8 mins or until you see steam coming from top holes of the puttu maker lid (after steam comes there, let it be 2 mins atleast)

  • You will smell the pleasant fragrant of red rice and coconut after it gets cooked. Take it off.

  • Using the stick they give along the puttu maker, push gently holding the puttu make horizontally over a plate.

Notes

  • I used another perforated plate from my murukku press as the one I had along took long time to steam.
  • Do not press or shake/ tap the puttu maker. Just add and leave it naturally.
  • Let the steam be forcefull enough to go through the puttu. Do not steam in low flame.

Red rice puttu Method:

How to prepare red rice puttu flour:

  1. Wash, soak red rice for 3 hours. Drain water in a metal strainer completely. Spread over clean kitchen cloth for 15 mins.
  2. Grind to a flour. Wipe the sides in between for even powdering.
    red rice puttu step 1
  3. Transfer to a hot pan and dry roast it in medium flame. Stir continuously initially to avoid lumps.
    red rice puttu step3
  4. You will see steam rising well and the aroma of red rice flour too wafts.
  5. Flour will turn free flowing and you will be able to draw a line with the flour. This is the right consistency.
  6. Red rice puttu flour is ready.

Prepare red rice puttu:

  1. Mix salt in luke warm water. Take the flour in a wide plate. Sprinkle the water little by little as you mix it to the flour.
  2. Until the pale colour changes to deeper hue and becomes crumbly in look. If you close your hand with flour in your palm, it should hold its shape. It’s the right consistency.
    step6 red rice puttu-consistency
  3. Now using your finger tips, eliminate any large lumps in the flour.

Assembling puttu flour in puttu maker.

  1. Take kuzha puttu maker. There will be a perforated plate in the bottom. *refer notes.
  2. First spoon 3 tbsp of grated coconut. Then fill it with the prepared puttu flour about 1/2 the puttu maker (approx 8-10 tbsp).
  3. Again 3 tbsp coconut and puttu flour and finish with coconut.
  4. Do not press or shake to settle. Just add it and leave it naturally. Close with the lid.

Steaming kuzha puttu:

  1. To steam the puttu, heat water in a puttu maker or pressure cooker (2 cups water).
  2. Close the lid and place the hole you will be finding in the bottom of puttu maker over the steam vent nozzle in the cooker.
  3. Steam for 6-8 mins or until you see steam coming from top holes of the puttu maker lid (after steam comes there, let it be 2 mins atleast)
  4. You will smell the pleasant fragrant of red rice and coconut after it gets cooked. Take it off.
  5. Using the stick they give along the puttu maker, push gently holding the puttu make horizontally over a plate.

Serve hot with sugar and banana. Or kadala curry and pappadam.

red-rice-puttu-recipe



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