I can’t but think to myself how much we need to be thankful to Allah for all the people in our life. After the parents, sister and nephew left Wednesday night, the house has suddenly become so silent. The kids miss them badly. Though they don’t make it evident, we still understand it, right? Azza, as has been the scene each time they come and go, cried her lungs out at the airport wanting to go with umma. The drama goes on for around 15 minutes and then she is back to normal, as though nothing happened. Thursday was better but yesterday, the emptiness was eerie. I couldn’t even get myself to cook anything new to add to my overflowing drafts, thanks to the heat in the kitchen. But then I tell myself that there’s hardly any more days to go on leave and this time, I am really looking forward to it. I don’t know what maybe the reason, but I just can’t wait to get some relaxing time – hopefully, InShaAllah! 🙂
Puttu is like the state breakfast in Kerala. Do correct me if I am wrong! 😀 I hardly know of any Keralite who doesn’t like puttu. I have already shared the basic version plus some more puttus on the blog:
Sometimes when I crave for puttu and there is no puttu flour in the fridge, I make them with raagi or finger millet. Umma usually eats this puttu as it is good for diabetic patients. My kids call it “chocolate puttu” thanks to its dark color. 😀 We prefer having this puttu with banana and sugar over the morning instead of curry, though it is personal choice. Off to this simple recipe…
- 1½ cup finger millet (raagi) flour
- A pinch of salt
- Water as required
- Grated coconut as required
- Roast the raagi flour on low flame for around five minutes or till a nice aroma comes.
- Empty into a bowl add the salt and mix well.
- Now add water slowly by slowly and rub into the flour till the whole batter is wet but not lumpy. Break all the lumps with your fingers.
- Heat water in a pressure cooker.
- In a puttu maker, put in some coconut and then top with the raagi flour. Pass steam through it till cooked.
- Flip onto a plate and enjoy with some sugar and banana or with what goes best with puttu - kadala curry, cherupayar curry or any spicy chicken curry!