Puttu – a traditional Kerala breakfast can be made using Rice, Wheat, Rava, ragi and so on. Rice Puttu was more common at my home. Rava Puttu was made only once in a blue moon. Rava Puttu happens to be slightly sticky when compared to Rice Puttu. Nevertheless, it has a really good taste. You can view the recipe for Rice Puttu here.
Here is the recipe for making Rava/Semolina/Sooji Puttu. I prefer to have this puttu with Kadala Curry or any other gravy. I like having Rice Puttu with Bananas and sugar.
- Rava/Sooji/Semolina – 2 cups
- Salt – to taste
- Warm Water – 1 cup (for mixing)
- Coconut scrapes – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Mix grated coconut with sugar and keep aside.
- Dry Roast the rava on medium low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the semolina from heat when it starts changing color lightly. Allow it to cool.
- Add salt to the roasted rava. Sprinkle little water and start mixing it using your hand.
- Keep on adding warm water little by little and mixing till the rava becomes wet fully and resembles bread crumbs. I used around 1 cup of water for 2 cups of rava.
- Add 2 tbsps of coconut sugar mix to the bottom of a Puttu Kuti (mould for making Puttu). Then add rava mixture till the middle of the Puttu Kutti, followed by coconut. Continue adding Rava and finally some coconut on the top.
- Take water in a Puttu Kudam (Vessel for making Puttu) and allow it to boil. Place the Puttu Kuti on top of the Puttu Kudam and allow it to steam.
- Cook for 7-8 minutes after steam starts coming out of the Puttu Kutti.
- Serve this delicious Rava Puttu with Kadala (Chana) Curry, Cheru Payaru (Green Gram) Curry, Mutta (Egg) Curry or Bananas.
You can view photos of the Puttu Kudam and Puttu Kuti here.
I think the red puttu podi gives you a puttu that is more crisp to taste and smooth.
I used to make rice puttu but this recipe is very new to me. Rava puttu looks delicious with kadalai curry great combination!
The photos are nice. To avoid stickiness, my mom used to mix salted hot water little by little to mix the roasted sooji.
Thanks for the useful tip.
To make a better rava puttu, first mix with little water then steam it and then mix with more water just like rice puttu and then steam again. This comes out well.
A tip from a friend, which I had tried with good results, is to 1st steam the suji plain without any water added. I used a nice round, steamer to do this for abt 20 mins. It’s only after a cooling period of a few mins, I sprinkled water and bit of salt and re-steamed in the puttu mould. Turned out well.
i tried that re-steamed one, it cooked well, soft and delicious,
i had that with kerala curry called stoo!
Anil jason says
Interesting…….I..will try it at home..#
Nimmi John says
I have never tried puttu with rava, but this looks super inviting. I am a great fan of puttu, ghee and sugar..