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Monday, March 22, 2010

Rava puttu / Semolina Steam Cake

Yet another flavour of the deliciuos Malayalee breakfast. The main ingredient is Rava, otherwise known as Semolina. The preparation method is similar to Rice Puttu.

  • Roasted Rava -1 cup 
  • Grated Coconut -¼ cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water- as required to make the powder wet .
  • Chiratta/ Chirattu Puttu mould

  • Add salt to the roasted Rava gently to make a mixture.
  • Sprinkle water on the Rava, little at a time and mix the flour.
  • Repeat sprinkling water till the flour is wet.
  • Place a pot shapped utensil on the stove. 
  • Fill half the utensil with water and boil the water.
  • Put a hole in the coconut shell (chiratta) and place it on the top of the utensil .
  • Put some grated coconut in it, and fill the shell with the flour and put some grated coconut on the top .
  • Steam in a vessel for 10 minutes and serve hot.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Kadala Curry / Pazham /Pappadam.

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