Broccoli Puttu


1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
1 1/2 rice flour / puttu podi
1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ginger, grated
salt to taste
1/2 cup grated coconut (or as required)


  1. In a sauce pan, boil water with little salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Switch off the flame and add broccoli florets to this hot water and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash and chop them into very fine pieces.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger and salt and mix well. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, mix the rice flour with little salt and add water little by little to the rice flour till it becomes wet/ moist and mix thoroughly without any lumps. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Then add broccoli mixture to the rice flour and mix well.
  5. Take a puttu maker and layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut first, then the broccoli- rice flour mixture and then a layer of grated coconut. Repeat the process till the puttu maker is filled.
  6. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove it to a plate and serve hot with any curry of your choice…. 

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