Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rainbow Puttu






So We had this Diwali Party for the weekend.I decided to make some kerala recipe .So i thought a basix puttu recipe would be gud.But inorder to make it a special for Diwali Celebration i want to add some style to it,So After thinking for a long time evn days i decided to make this rainbow puttu,color not yet decided.So When i was looking to my cupboard for adding colors ,i felt adding a indian theme would make it perfect (with the help of my hubby.ofcourse).So i decided to make our proud national Flag colors to it.The resulting outcome is what you are seeing here.
If you are planning some thing like me ,this will be a good option,
So Why Don't we go to the recipe now?

Ingredients:

Rice flour - 4.5 cups
Coconut Shredded - 2 cups
Jaggery Melted - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Green Color - a pinch
Yellow Color - a pinch or two
Red Color - a pinch
ALmond Flavour - 1/4 tsp
Orange Flavour - 1/4 tsp
Steamer and Spring Foam to make Puttu.

Method:

1.If you have hard jaggery melt it in a pan without adding water until its smooth,keep it in flame at warm temperature or it will solidify again.

 2.First Let make Green Color of the flag,Take 1.5 cups of rice flour in bowl and whisk it,i used standing mixer but you can do this in a bowl using hands itself.Add a pinch of salt , 1/4 cups melted jagjaggeryd green color.Add color little by little till you get the desired color.
Add water by tablespoon at a time,till you are able to hold the flour together when you press it with hand but it should easily breakable.It will take almost 2 to 3 tbsp water only,so be careful when you add water,dont over add it.Check photo for clarrifications.

3.Fill the bottom vessel of the steamer with water around 8 cups and let it come to boil.
In the top vessel ,place a muslin cloth and then place the springform with out the bottom plate (use only the sides of springform),Add the green color flour mixture to it and layer on top with a single layer of coconut shreaded.

 4. Next for 1.5 cups of flour add 1/4 cup jaggery melted with a pinch of salt and add almond flavour and don't add any color.Layer it on top of the first layer in spring form and again top it with coconut shreaded.Do this for third layer with remaining 1.5  cups of flour with same process of salt and jaggery mixture,but at this time add orange flavour and add yellow color first to get bright yellow and add a pinch of red color to change it to orange and top it over the 2 nd layer of flour and add on top a layer of coconut shredded.
 5.Cover the steamer and place the top vessel over the bottom vessel with boiling water and let it steam for 30 min.Then switch off the flame and let it get warm.
6.Remove the muslin cloth carefully and place it on a board,then using a big spatula gentle lift the puttu alone and place it on a serving tray.Be careful or you will break the puttu,no hurry burry there.
 7.Serve puttu with Flavoured coconut milk (Mix 1 can coconut milk with 3 cups of water add crushed cardamom pods and crushed nuts for flavour and add 1 tbsp of sugar)



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