Green Peas Masala Puttu


1 1/2 cup puttu podi / rice flour
1/2 cup grated coconut
water as required
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Pressure cook the peas for 2 whistles adding enough water and salt. Then drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the puttupodi with 2-3 tbsp grated coconut. Add little salt to water and add this water little by little to the puttupodi till it becomes wet/ moist and mix thoroughly without any lumps. Keep it aside.
  3. To prepare green peas masala, heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds. 
  4. Add chopped onion and saute until transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and saute well till soft.
  6. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and required salt and mix well.Sprinkle little water if needed and stir well for a minute.
  7. Then add cooked green peas, mix well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes till all the water dries up.
  8. Add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  9. To prepare puttu, take a puttu maker and layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut first, then the puttupodi and then the green peas masala as the third layer. Repeat the process, till the puttu maker is filled.
  10. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 2-3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  11. Place the puttu maker on top of it and steam cook for 5-7 minutes or until the steam starts coming out from the top of puttu maker. 
  12. Remove it to a plate and serve hot…
  • If you are using frozen green peas, do not pressure cook it, just rinse it well and use it..



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