Mulayari Puttu / Bamboo Rice Puttu

Ingredients:

2 cups bamboo rice / mulayari
salt to taste
water, as required
3/4 cup grated coconut, or as required

Preparation:

  1. Wash the mulayari / bamboo rice and soak it in water for 10-12 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the excess water and spread in a clean cloth to air dry for 2- 4 hours.
  3. Then grind it to a smooth powder using a mixie / blender.
  4. Dry roast this flour (mulayari puttupodi ) in a thick bottomed pan for 3-4 minutes till all the moisture is gone and it becomes very dry. Remove from the flame and keep it aside to cool.
  5. To make puttu, add the roasted mulayari flour and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  6. Add / sprinkle water little by little and mix well with hand without any lumps till it becomes wet/ moist. Keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  7. Take a puttu maker and layer it with grated coconut first, then the mulayari flour and then a layer of grated coconut.
  8. Repeat the process till the puttu maker is filled and finish with a layer of grated coconut.
  9. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  10. Place the puttu maker on top of it and steam cook for 7-10 minutes or until the steam starts coming out from the top of puttu maker.
  11. Remove it to a plate and serve hot with kadala curry / banana or any curry of your choice…. 

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