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Puttu is a Sri Lankan and South Indian dish that is in the form of cylinders and is made of ground rice layered with coconut. Kadala curry is the best accompaniment to this dishand is considered a delicacy in the state of Kerala.

Puttu
  • Puttu mavu (rice flour) - 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Hot water
  • Coconut (grated)

 

Kadala Curry

  • Black Chickpea (black channa / bengal gram) - 1 cup
  • Large onion (chopped) - 1 cup
  • Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam masala - ½ tsp
  • Coconut (diced) - ¼ cup
  • Tomato (chopped) - ¼ cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Red chillies
  • Ginger-Garlic paste
Puttu
  • Add sufficient hot water and salt to the rice flour. Mix the flour well with fingers. 
  • Begin by adding a spoonful of grated coconut into the cylindrical container (Puttu Kadam), followed by the well mixed rice flour.
  • As you add the rice flour into the container, in between, you may also add small quantities of grated coconut. 
  • Make sure that the cylinder is just fully filled and now you may place it on the Puttu Kudam after covering the top portion of the cylinder. Allow the steam to take care of the cooking.
  • Your Puttu will be ready in three minutes. Have it with Kadala curry for a great combination.

 

Kadala Curry

  • Soak the black channa (black chickpea / bengal gram) for at least ten hours
  • Cook the black channa well and keep it aside.
  • Heat one teaspoon of oil in a pan. Put the grated coconut and fry until it turns brown.
  • To this, add coriander powder, chilli powder and Garam masala. Stir all the ingredients until it becomes brown. Make a paste of this and keep it aside.
  • Take a pan and heat some coconut oil. 
  • Put some mustard and add red chillies. When it begins to splutter, add the diced coconut and stir a bit.
  • Now add the ginger-garlic paste, followed by onions and tomatoes.
  • Add some curry leaves and stir. Your Kadala Curry is ready.

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