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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Puttu and Egg masala

Puttu was my father's favourite breakfast. He liked to have it with banana. But I like to have it with something spicy always. It was puttu and egg masala for breakfast. I was quite confused how to explain puttu making. :) .. Anyway google came to my help. Do google out "puttu maker" if there is anyone who wants to know what a puttu maker is. I used instant puttu flour to make puttu. Otherwise it happens to be lenghty process of soaking rice, grinding it and then dry roasting it. Earlier amma used to do this and pack me lovely white rice puttu flour. Now since we get all kerala things in middle east we avoid that whole workload at home.

For Puttu
You need
  • Puttu flour - 2 cups
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Mix salt in water.
  • Rub in water little by little into the puttu flour until you get a wet bread crumb like texture.
  • Bring the wet flour together and cover it. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • In a puttu maker, put a handful of grated coconut followed by few spoons of wet flour followed again by grated coconut. Repeat this process till you reach the top. Close with lid and steam for 5-7 minutes.
Note : Here while making puttu I added a little egg masala (recipe below) also along with coconut in between the flour layers. 

For egg masala
You need
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Vegetables (carrot/beans/green peas/corn) - 1 cup (diced)
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Egg - 2 
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp (increase/decrease acc. to your tolerance)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for sauteeing

  • In a thick bottomed vessel heat oil 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onion. Saute until transparent
  • Add all powders and saute until raw smell leaves.
  • Add vegetables and saute. Add salt. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on low flame. 
  • Break the eggs in a vessel. Add salt and beat well
  • Add beaten eggs to the vegetables and leave on low flame for another 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes stir and add tomato. Stir fry until 75% of the moisture leaves. 
  • Serve hot with puttu.


  1. Delicious combo of egg masala with puttu,yummy & nicely presented too!!!

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  2. Tempting and healthy it

  3. Puttu is one of my fav Kerala food.Thanx for the recipe.

  4. one of my favorites !!!!!!looks very tempting n delicious !!!!!!1

  5. Delicious combo :) I love Puttu

  6. delicious n yummy combo..............

  7. love puttu a lot but with coconut/sweet combo only...yours with egg masal sounds interesting n yummy too!!
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  8. delicious combination in this dish,.

  9. Looks so good!

  10. Never had scrambled eggs with puttu.. always with boiled egg in a egg curry... new to me... will try.. Do link to my event

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  11. Wow, I wouldn't have thought that that was a breakfast. This looks very tasty!

  12. like this puttu presentaion..colorful!!if you beat the water mixed puttu mavu in a mixie for 1sec it will turn out sooooo soft.. its my long time experience reshmi..i didnt make this spicy puttu till now..will try..


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