Sunday, 20 September 2015

Brocoli Carrot Masala Putu

Puttu is Kerlas traditional breakfast dish paired with Kadala curry or Banana . Here is an innovative brocoli and carrot masala puttu, you don't need any other curry along with this. Here is recipe for you all to try.

  • For Puttu
  • Rice Flour 1 cup
  • Grated coconut 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Water to sprinkle
For Masala
  • Brocoli Florets 1 cup Blanched and drained)
  • Carrot 2 medium size, chopped
  • Onion 1 medium size, sliced
  • Green chilli 2 slitted
  • Ginger 1 medium piece, chopped
  • Garlic 2, chopped
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves few, chopped
  • Salt
  • Oil


Heat oil in a pan, once the oil becomes hot add chopped ginger and garlic and saute well. Add sliced onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add green chillies, salt and carrots and saute for 1 minute. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Open and add blanched Brocoli florets stir well. Cover and cook till veggies become soft. Open and add turmeric powder, black pepper powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder stir well till masalas raw smell goes. Check salt if require add accordingly. Now add chopped coriander leaves and combine well. Put off flame and keep aside.

Puttu Flour

Dry roast the rice flour over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from stove and let it cool. Add salt to 1 cup of water and wet the puttu flour, a little at a time, and mix well till you reach bread crumbs consistency. 

To prepare

Fill your pressure cooker with water till two third full. Place on the stov, take the chiratta chute insert the flat disk with holes at the bottom. Make a first layer with a table spoon of coconut, another layer with puttu podi third layer with masala one more layer with puttu pod and sprinkle coconut on top. 

Cover the chiratta puttu kutti and place on the cooker steam vent once the steam start coming out. 

Steam for 8 to 10 minutes on medium flame, when the puttu ic cooked, steam start coming through the holes on the lid. Remove the pot and open lid and serve warm.

NB: If you like add potato and green peas also in the masala. That also tastes good. Enjoy cooking.

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