Chiratta Puttu (Rice cake Steamed in coconut shell)
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A statement while talking to your college friends is “Those were the days!!! Wish we got those days back !! “. Never in my dreams did I think that I would get an opportunity to enjoy college life at a latter stage of life. So when J got admission to the prestigious Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, I was truly elated. Well, I could enjoy the college life and needn’t worry about the exams and studies…Bliss !! Isn’t that a double whammy??
I was soooooo looking forward to the life at ISB. When we moved into our fully furnished studio apartment within the campus, the first thing I checked was the Microwave only to be disappointed a bit. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the convection function…which means… my baking has to take a backseat till I find a solution to it.. 🙁 The last week was pretty hectic with activities and hence it took us even longer to get the kitchen running. A constant thought that was nagging me was the fact that I haven’t updated my blog. So the moment I managed to spare some time, I decided to share some Kerala recipes with you, my readers.
The first one on the list is “Puttu”. ‘Puttu’ is a very popular breakfast item of Kerala, Tamil Nadu as well as Sri Lanka where it’s known as “Pittu”. They are steamed cylindrical shaped cakes consisting of coconut layers in between rice flour. Another variation to the cylindrical shape is the “Chiratta puttu”, where the rice flour-coconut mixture is steamed in a Coconut shell, known as Chiratta in Malayalam.
In the modern days, people use a steel utensil shaped like coconut (as shown in the picture).This is placed on top of the pressure cooker just like you would place the weight. Traditionally the accompaniments for Puttu was either bananas, sugar or Kadala curry(chick peas curry). You can have it with even fish curry or chicken curry as well.
Sinhala people eat puttu with raw coconut milk, sometimes with sugar or chilli paste. You can see the video of making Puttu here.
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