Friday, June 7, 2013

Chicken Puttu

For Puttu
  1. Puttu powder - 1 1/2 cup ( I used eastern puttu powder)
  2. Water
  3. Salt
  4. Grated Coconut - 1 Cup
For the Masala
  1. Chicken  - 150 gms
  2. Onion - 2 Medium
  3. Green Chilly chopped - 2
  4. Ginger paste - 1/2 Tsp
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  6. Red Chilly powder - 1 1/2 Tsp
  7. Pepper powder - 1 1/2 Tsp
  8. Coriander powder - 1 Tbsp
  9. Fennel seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  10. Garam Masala -  !/4 Tsp
  11. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
  12. Coriander Leaves Chopped - 3 Tbsp
  13. Oil - 2 Tbsp

For puttu
  • Mix puttu powder with salt. Add water little by little till the powder becomes moist.Make sure that lumps are not formed. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

For the Masala
  • Boil and cook chicken with water, pepper powder 1/2 Tsp  and salt. Drain all the water. Cool it down and chop in a food processor. Keep aside.
  • In a pan heat oil, add onion , saute till it turns pink, add ginger paste, green chilly, curry leaves.Saute for 2 minutes, till its raw smells goes.
  • Add turmeric, pepper, red chilly,coriander powders and salt. Mix the masala well for 2-3 minutes.(Lower the flame).
  • Now add the chopped chicken to the masala, sprinkle little water, saute for 5 minutes.
  • When chicken is well coated with the masalas, add garam masala and fennel seeds. Mix well. Off the flame and add coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Filling the puttu kutti (puttu mould/maker).
  • Heat 1/4th of the puttu pot with water. Switch on the flame and boil the water in it.
  • Now into the puttu kutti , add 1 Tbsp of grated coconut as the very first layer,second layer should be 5 Tbsp of puttu mix, third layer with 2 Tbsp chicken masala. Repeat the process, till the mould is filled and the last layer with grated coconut.
  • Cover the mould with its lid. Place the puttu kutti on to the puttu pot.Cook it on medium flame for around 10 minutes.
  • When steam comes(Heavily) from the top of the mould , keep for 2 minutes. Remove it from the pot and keep it for 2-3 minutes in the mould itself and then remove it.(If it is removed quickly the puttu might break)
  • Serve hot with tea/coffee. Or of your choice.

  • Make sure that lumps are not formed while making puttu mix.
  • To know that puttu powder is ready, take a handful of the mix, hold it tight and open your hand, it should stand without breaking.
  • Make sure the puttu kutti/mould is not tightly packed. If yes, the puttu mix will not get cooked. and wont be soft.

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