Healthy Steamed wheat flour cake.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Wheat Flour- 1 cup
- Salt – to taste
- Grated coconut – as required
- Water – as required
Dry roast the wheat flour over medium low heat ,stirring continuously for about 5 minutes or until the colour changes slightly.Set aside to cool.
Transfer the wheat flour to a mixing bowl ,add salt and mix well.Sprinkle water little at a time and mix well using your fingers until you get a crumbly texture with tiny lumps.(The mixture should not be dry and should be just wet enough for steaming.)
Transfer this mixture into a mixer /food processor ,pulse for few seconds.
This is done to remove the lumps and to make it soft.
Add 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut into the puttu mould.Spoon in the wheat mixture until the mould is halfway filled.Next add 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut and fill the remaining half with the wheat mixture.Finish off with 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut ,if desired.
Steam it for about 5 to 8 minutes.Transfer the cooked puttu to a serving tray.Serve with banana and pappadam or kadala curry.
- Make sure you add water little at a time.If there is too much water in the wheat flour mixture,puttu will turn out hard.