Steamed rice flour cake with spicy Chicekn masala stuffing.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
- Chicken,cooked and minced- 3/4 cup
- Onion,finely chopped – 1 ( about 3/4 cup)
- Curry leaves – Few
- Ginger and garlic ,finely chopped – 2 tsp
- Green chilies,chopped – 1( or to taste)
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Kashmiri chili powder- 1 to 1.5 tsp ( or according to taste)
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp
- Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
- Fennel powder- 1/4 tsp
- Tomato,finely chopped- 1/2 of a medium (about 1/4 cup)
- Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
- Salt- To taste
- Oil- as required
To prepare Puttu:
- Puttu Podi – 1 to 1.5 cups
- Water- as required
- Salt- to taste
- Grated coconut- as required
To Prepare Puttu mixture-In a bowl,combine together rice flour and salt to taste.Sprinkle water a little at a time and mix well with your finger tips.It should look like bread crumbs and should not form a dough.( To check if it is done,take a handful of the wet puttu mixture and press it.If it holds its shape and crumbles easily when pressed again then the consistency is right.).Cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan add onion and curry leaves.Saute until it turns translucent.Next add ginger,garlic and green chilies and mix well.
Saute until it turns golden brown.Reduce the flame to low and add turmeric powder,kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,garam masala and fennel powder.Saute for few seconds.Add tomato and salt to taste,mix well.Cook over medium flame until it mushy and masala starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Now add the minced chicken and mix well.
Mix well until combined.Cook for few more minutes.Now add grated coconut.
Mix well until combined.Add more salt if required.Turn off the heat and keep aside.Now to prepare puttu ,place 1 or 1.5 tbsp of grated coconut as the first layer in the puttu mould.
Next add 2 to 3 tbsp of the chicken masala mixture .Loosely fill the remaining portion with the prepared puttu mixture.Top with grated coconut.if desired.
Cover the puttu mould with the lid.Fill the pressure cooker ( or the bottom vessel of the puttu maker) with water equal to half its volume.Bring it to a boil.Steam cook the puttu for about 5 to 8 minutes or until you see steam escaping from the tiny holes on the lid. Take out the mould and invert it onto a serving plate.
- Adjust the quantity of chili powder according to your taste.