Gothambu Chiratta Puttu/ Wheat Flour Steam Cake
Gothambu Chiratta Puttu/ Wheat Flour Steam Cake was made in coconut shell (or ‘chiratta’-Malayalam word for coconut shell) in the olden days.
The shape of puttu attracts you more than anything else at the first sight. Puttu, takes it shape from the cylinder in which it is cooked.Chiratta Puttu / Steam Cake is cooked in a steel vessel (Puttu maker),which has two sections(Puttu Kutti and Puttu Kudam) seperated by a perferated lid. It is cooked by steaming method. The lower section holds water and upper section holds puttu. Way back in time Puttu was cooked in cut bamboo sections and even coconut shells were also being used.
Gothambu Chiratta Puttu/ Wheat Flour Steam Cake is a special version of puttu. It take it’s name from the specially designed vessel used to cook which has got the shape of a chiratta (Malayalam word for the shell which covers the coconut), hence the name ‘chiratta puttu’. Way back in time chiratta (coconut husk) was used to make chiratta puttu, now steel vessels are available in the market.
Do try out this Gothambu Chiratta Puttu/ Wheat Flour Steam Cake recipe and let me know your feedback in the comment section below.
Gothambu Chiratta Puttu/ Wheat Flour Steam Cake Recipe
- Whole wheat flour -2 cups
- Water to mix.
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup Grated coconut
- Sugar as needed (optional)
- Take whole wheat flour in a clean bowl, add salt and mix well.
- Add warm water little by little working the flour in between your finger,making sure your flour does not form big lumps of it.
- Continue to do this until you get all the rice flour is in granular form.
- Now add first layer of grated coconut in to the cooking vessel,and top it up with rice flour.
- Repeat the process and add grated coconut on top to finish off with the layering.
- Place the on top of the vessel(water should be boiling) and cover it with lid.
- Allow the steam to cake care of the cooking.Cooking time is 7-8 minutes.
- Remove the puttu slowly making sure that it does break apart.
Note: You can sprinkle sugar on top of the coconut if you would like the puttu to be sweet (kids like the sweeter version!)
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