One of the popular and healthiest breakfast foods, Gothambu Puttu is made with wheat flour and grated coconut. That's all it takes!
Of all the varieties of Puttu available in Kerala, my favorite is this humble Gothambu Puttu aka Wheat Puttu.
Usually served with curried black chickpeas, Puttu is also relished with ripe banana, beef or fish curry. Puttu and Appam are two Kerala dishes that are quite popular throughout the country. Staying in the Northern parts of India, I often get asked if I know to make these, especially our Olive Greens who love to relish traditional Kerala food any day.
It is generally cooked in a puttu kutti vessel which has two sections. The lower part holds water used for steaming and the upper section (a cylindrical tube) holds the puttu — where the rice/wheat mixture is inserted in layers along with grated coconut. Perforated lids separate the sections to allow the steam to pass between them. This is then loaded atop the lower part which contains water. The
You can also load the cylindrical part atop a pressure cooker having water (where the whistle usually is) for the steam to enter the
Once done, you remove the cylinder, push the perforated lid from behind to place on a plate. Gothambu Puttu is best consumed immediately.
So, here's the recipe for a healthy breakfast option for those (like my husband) who prefers his Mallu breakfast over Oats or Corn flakes any day!
Gothambu Puttu Recipe:Print
That's all for now!
Have you had Puttu on your trip to Kerala? Have you tried making it at home? Let me know!
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