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Kerala Puttu Kadala – The best breakfast in the world

Kerala Puttu Kadala – The best breakfast in the world

Kerala Puttu Kadala is one of the most famous and popular breakfast item in Kerala. Kerala is a state located at the southern tip of Indian Peninsula. Its referred to as “God’s own country” owing to its natural beauty and is one of the top tourist destinations on the planet.

While the locations are scenic is cuisine is equally exotic. Today I will show you the recipe for a very healthy, exotic and tasty breakfast cum meal dish. Its easy to make and makes for a handy recipe to have to please those who enjoy your cooking. The recipe in English is basically ” Steamed Rice Flour Cakes with Black Chickpeas Curry”.

Tips

 

I used tamarind which is the traditional ingredient. You can also use tomato puree or raw mango pulp.

It’s best to cook Kerala dishes in Coconut Oil. However you can use other oils as well.

These days you can use an attachment that works with most pressure cookers. Works best with “Flat Lid” Pressure cookers. However its more important to understand the technique. Then you can use any steaming device and use it to make Puttu. Shape is not that important.

Be careful while mixing water with Puttu Flour. It should NOT be sticky. It should be powdery. Its better to make a mistake and make it too dry rather than too wet.

You can store boiled chickpeas in the fridge so that when you want to make this dish the time required is reduced significantly.

Kerala Puttu Kadala ingredients
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Kerala Puttu Kadala Curry

July 31, 2020
: 2
: 50 min
: 20 min
: 70 min
: Medium

The best breakfast in the world- Tasty , Healthy and Exotic all at once.

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Ingredients
  • Puttu
  • 500 gms Pack Puttu Powder/ Flour
  • 3/4th tsp salt
  • 3/4th cup water.
  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut.
  • Kadla Curry
  • Chickpeas Prep
  • 1 cup kala chana/ black chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups water
  • Curry Masala
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Curry
  • 1 tbsp tamarind puree
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped
  • 7-8 Shallots chopped / 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
Directions
  • Step 1 Kadla Curry
  • Step 2 Soak the Black Chickpeas overnight.
  • Step 3 Add in a pressure cooker with the water and salt.
  • Step 4 Pressure cook for 30-40 mins. Allow to cool. Then take out the chickpeas. Keep the water. Set them aside.
  • Step 5 Add the items under “Curry Masala” in a grinder and grind till its nice and ground. Keep some texture do NOT ground to an absolute pulp. Set Aside.
  • Step 6 Heat a pan on medium. Once hot add the coconut oil. Add the mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, add the turmeric and chilli powder.
  • Step 7 Then add the curry leaves and green chilli and shallots/onion. Fry till golden in color.
  • Step 8 Add the Curry Masala from the grinder. A nice aroma should rise now.
  • Step 9 Add the ginger garlic paste. Mix.
  • Step 10 Put all the Chana/Kadala/Chickpeas into the pan. Mix well.
  • Step 11 Add the tamarind paste. Mix well.
  • Step 12 Salt as per taste. Mix well. Cook for a couple of mins. Serve Hot with Garnishing of grated coconut.
  • Step 13 Puttu
  • Step 14 Add the salt into the Puttu Flour and mix well.
  • Step 15 Water to be added carefully. See the “Tips” section above if you have doubts.
  • Step 16 Make sure there are no lumps in the flour.
  • Step 17 Mix in a grinder for 30 secs if needed.
  • Step 18 Once the flour is ready, add the grated coconut.
  • Step 19 Stuff into the Puttu Container. Don’t stuff too tight. Steam needs to be able to pass though.
  • Step 20 Fit the container snugly over the whistle holder in the pressure cooker. In case your pressure cooker has a curved surface make dough out of refined flour and use it to seal the gap as shown in in pictures below.
  • Step 21 Steam till you see steam escaping from the top.It takes around 4-5 mins. Turn down the flame and let it cool for 2-3 mins.
  • Step 22 Use the stick provided with the container to gently push the Puttu Out on a plate.
  • Step 23 Serve Hot with Kadala Curry poured on top or separately.

Kerala Puttu Kadala recipe in pictures

Soak the Black Chickpeas overnight. Add in a pressure cooker with the water and salt. Pressure cook for 30-40 / 7-9 whistles. Allow to cool. Then take out the chickpeas. Keep the water. Set them aside.

Add the items under “Curry Masala” in a grinder and grind till its nice and ground. Keep some texture do NOT ground to an absolute pulp. Set Aside.

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Heat a pan on medium. Once hot add the coconut oil. Add the mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering. Add the turmeric and chilli powder.

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Then add the curry leaves and green chilli and shallots/onion. Fry till golden in color. Add the Curry Masala from the grinder. A nice aroma should rise now.

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Add the ginger garlic paste. Mix Put all the Chana/Kadala/Chickpeas into the pan. Mix well.

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Add the tamarind paste. Mix well.

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Salt as per taste. Mix well. Cook for a couple of mins.

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Serve Hot with Garnishing of grated coconut.

Puttu

Add the salt into the Puttu Flour and mix well.

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Kerala Puttu Kadala
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Water to be added carefully. See the “Tips” section above if you have doubts.

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Make sure there are no lumps in the flour. Mix in a grinder for 30 secs if needed. Once the flour is ready, add the grated coconut.

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Kerala Puttu Kadala

Stuff into the Puttu Container. Don’t stuff too tight. Steam needs to be able to pass though.

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Fit it snugly over the whistle holder in the pressure cooker.

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In case your pressure cooker has a curved surface make dough out of refiner flour and use it to seal the gap as shown in in pictures below.

Kerala Puttu Kadala
Kerala Puttu Kadala

Steam till you see steam escaping from the top.It takes around 4-5 mins. Turn down the flame and let it cool for 2-3 mins.

Use the stick provided with the container to gently push the Puttu Out on a plate.

Kerala Puttu Kadala
Kerala Puttu Kadala

Serve Hot with Kadala Curry poured on top or separately.

Kerala Puttu Kadala

There! The super yum “Puttu Kadla Curry” is ready. While there are variations around, this is the traditional style Kerala Puttu Kadala Curry. This is a very healthy and tasty breakfast dish. Perfect for weekends.

If you have any questions on Kerala Puttu Kadala do reach out via the comments. I will try my level best to share.

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