Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nenthiram (Yetham)pazha puttu/Steam Rice Cake with Plantain - Indian Breakfast

yetham pazha puttu
yetham pazha puttu

3 cups
As required
A pinch
Yetham pazham/nenthiram pazham/Plantain
Coconut (grated)
1 cup

How to make Steam Rice Cake:
  • Mix the flour with salt. Sprinkle the water little by little and mix well till it reach the stage when we press the flout between our finger it should get our finger prints.
puttu maavu
puttu maavu
  • Press the flour like a heap in a plate and cover it. Keep this for 15 minutes and rub the flour in the plate with your hand to remove the lumps.
  • Slice the plantain into small pieces and keep it ready.
Sliced plantain
Sliced plantain
  • In the cylindrical top of the puttu maker layer the coconut above that layer the plantain and then layer the flour and so on. Start with coconut and also end with coconut.
  • Boil the water and after that place the cylindrical top, place the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Now its ready to serve.
  • Serve with sugar, papadam/appalam, boiled mung dal, ghee.

  • If the steam cake is cooked and get ready you can see the steam coming out through the lid.
  • Instead of coconut you can also use carrot.
  • You can also use idil maker to cook.
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  1. yummmmmy and very tempting..nice cliks

  2. Very traditional recipe I had this many times during my childhood. You made it perfectly.