Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Arisi Vella Puttu/Navarathri (Friday)Recipes

                                                        This is a very traditional recipe made especially on fridays of the navrathri.It is quiet a difficult  and a long process one.There aren't many recipes for puttu(made this way)on the net too.My aunt is too good at this and i took the recipe from her and of course brushed up with Meenakshi ammal's books.

You will Need

  • One cup of Puttu mavu(rice flour)
  • One cup powdered jaggery
  • Few cashewnuts broken
  • One tbs of Ghee to fry them
  • A pinch of Cardamom powder
  • A pinch of edible Camphor
  • A pich of salt
  • A pich of Turmeric powder
  • One cup of Water
  • Three tbs of scraped Coconut

How to
1.Dry roast the flour(you get ready made puttu mavu in stores which is good)till brown and until a nice aroma comes.Cool it for a while..
2.Heat one cup of water with salt and turmeric powder.
3.sprinkle this water on the flour little by little and get it to a consistency where you can hold it tightly.
4.At the same time it should be loose when you don't press(like sand)
5.Tie it in a cloth
6.Tie it loose because it will expand.
7.Steam it in the idli cooker for 45 minutes.
8.meanwhile heat 1/4cup of water add powdered jaggery.once all the jaggery dissolves in it strain it for impurities and boil further.
9.The syrup should be thick when you pour it in water it should not dissolve and be able to make a soft ball out of it.
10.Now cool the steamed rice and add it to the jaagery syrup and close it and keep for 10 minutes.
11.After ten minutes(do not panic if it becomes a thick mass)crumble it with a thick laddle.
12.Fry the broken cashews in ghee add the cashews,cardamom powder,edible camphor and mix well.Finally add scraped coconut and it is ready.


Anonymous said...

I tried this puttu and it came out yummy.

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ABCD said...

thanks for the recipe.. it came out yummy :)

the steam time mentioned in your post is 45 mins or 4-5 mins???

i first steamed the rice flour for 10 mins... it was not cooked and again steamed for 10 mins... and it was not cooked this time too :( and then one of my friends asked me to give 2 whistles.... then it was cooked... what would have been the problem... pls explain...

Karthika said...

is this karpoga arisi?

Anonymous said...

Thanks...I have tried this before, but ended up all like Bourvita powder. Thanks to your step by step recipe...came out perfect :)