Then i have inquired My neighbor about the procedure and i tried it came out too good. I tasted the Ragi flour puttu for the first time. It was a perfect snack in the evening and quite filling too.
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Servings : 3 nos
Ragi Flour – 1 1/2 cup
sugar or jaggery – 1/4 cup (if jaggery means powdered one also u can add more if needed)
Elachi – 3 nos
Coconut – 1/4 cup shredded
salt – a pinch
Gingelly oil – 2 tbsp
Hot water – as required
Take a wide bottomed vessel and add the Ragi flour, salt and mix gently for 2 minutes, then sprinkle some hot water (make sure u are able to tolerate the hot) thats the right consistency. Evenly spread the sprinkled water, if needed sprinkle more. But do not pour the water. Now when try to hold the flour it will hold , when u leave the flour it leaves the shape thats is the Right consistency .
Now Steam the flour for 10 to 12 minutes, I used the white cloth on the idly platter u can either use this method or use the Puttu mould, Where u have the option of adding Coconut and ragi flour alternatively.when u are using the cloth method before u steam make sure it is wet also spread the mixture so that evenly it get cooked,
Once steamed transfer the content to the vessel, mix gently then add the sugar, coconut, elachi and a tbsp of gingelly oil , mix gently,
serve it ,
- To check the whether the flour is steamed or not , u can see the color changes on the flour , it gets slightly darked
- Sugar patients can subsitute the sugar to jaggery, and adjust the sweet consistency
- Adding gingelly oil is optional u can Avoid it if needed
- Also i used the idly platter method, If u want the mould method u can directly add all the ingredients and pour in to the mould and steam it.