Posted: September 07, 2020
Steaming Up Health and Love
- It is a beautiful day in spring, with flurries of clouds and the sky a bright blue. As a healthy breakfast gets prepared one remembersa much loved story of Grandma’s,- of children when they were young. On days when puttu was made with steaming roasted rice flour with freshly grated coconut, they were asked to queue up in front of the puttu kudam. With plates in their hands, each one would ask for a generous helping of coconut.
- It was a childhood filled with generous amounts of love from grandma and coconut cooked in a puttu kudam. Though there are a variety of puttu delicacies in the market including kalputtu, the most popularly known puttu is made in a puttu kudam. A puttu kudam is made with bamboo, copper or stainless steel to create log shaped puttu. A healthy breakfast recipe, puttu has long since been consumed by people in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. White rice flour or red rice flour is traditionally steamed in bamboo logs, which emanates a pleasant earthy aroma. The flaky cooked puttu is served with kadala curry (an aromatic and spicy curry of brown chickpeas made with fresh roasted coconut, coriander and red chilies, and seasoned with mustard seeds and curry leaves)
- Steam puttu kudams have a tube like structure that can be attached to the pressure cooker's nozzle so that the pressure enters the puttu kudam directly and cooks the rice cake.
- The bamboo puttu kudam is used to cook puttu. The kudam is kept above the cooker to cook the puttu in a moist hot air. Steaming helps to keep the natural flavor, color, shape, and nutritious value of food better than when boiled or simmered in water. The cooked puttu is removed from the kudam using a bamboo stick.
- You can enjoy Puttu, a delicious home-cooked breakfast by purchasing a puttu kudam on FromIndia’s online site.