Puttu is a popular South Indian steam cooked dish which can be prepared for breakfast or as an evening snack. I already posted sweet rice flour puttu and now I am posting spicy version of ragi puttu. My mom prepares both sweet and spicy puttu very often as an evening snack when we come from school. Here comes the recipe.
- 2 cups – Ragi flour
- 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
- 2 or 3 nos – Green chillies (chopped)
- 2 to 3 tbsp – Coconut grated
- Salt as needed
- Water as needed
- 2 tsp – Oil
- 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
- 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
- 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
- 1 pinch – Asafoetida
- Take a mixing bowl, add ragi flour and required salt to it, mix well. Sprinkle one tbsp of water at a time to the flour and mix gently.
- The flour should look slightly crumbly texture as shown above.Transfer this to an idly cooker / puttu maker and steam it for 10 mins or until well cooked. Allow them to cool.
- Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add chopped onion, green chillies and little bit salt (we already added salt in puttu), saute until translucent.
- Now add cooked ragi puttu and mix everything well together. Cook for 5 mins and then switch off the stove. Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot.
- You can use either idly cooker (with or without cloth) or puttu maker.
- You can increase or decrease number of green chillies as per your spice level.
- I used homemade ragi flour which took 15 mins for me to cook ragi puttu where as store bought ragi flour took 10 mins to cook.