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Puttu and Kadala Curry


Recipe of Puttu and Kadala Curry, a popular breakfast option in Kerala.


Coarse rice flour - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Water - As required
Salt - To taste
Method of preparation
Add salt and water to the flour, mix well so that there are no lumps. Fill the mixture in puttu maker. First make a layer of grated coconut, then flour. Like this make alternative layers. Steam till cooked.

Kadala Curry

Black Bengal gram - 1 kg
Coconut oil - 100 ml
Grated coconut - 3   
Garlic - 10 g
Shallots - 150 g
Mustard seeds - 10 g
Red chilli - 50 g
Sliced onion - 500 g
Whole Coriander - 50 g
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Garam masala powder - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method of preparation
Boil black channa in salt. Saute grated coconut, shallots, red chillies, coriander, curry leaves and garlic in a little coconut oil till golden brown. After that grind them together to a coarse paste. Saute the mustard seeds, sliced onions, coriander powder, chilli powder, and garam masala powder. Add the garam masala to this and fry well. Add water and the boiled channa. Cook well. Add a little salt and serve hot.

Courtesy: Hotel Mascot, Thiruvananthapuram.

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