Tuesday 29 November 2016

Kambu Maavu Puttu Recipe/Pearl Millet Flour Puttu/Bajra Puttu/Pear Millet Recipes/Kambu Puttu in Idli Cooker - How to make Puttu In Idli Cooker

Today I am going to share a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with Kambu/Bajra/pearl millet – none other than delicious Kambu Puttu. Kambu/Bajra is a very common millet variety in India. Nowadays all the millet varieties have gained back their importance. People are becoming health conscious and are using lot of millets in their food which was earlier the staple food for our ancestors.  As far as kambu/Bajra is concerned it has very high fiber content, loaded with vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The high fiber content in turn aids in weight loss. Kambu/pearlmillet/bajra is easy digestible and has very low possibility of causing allergic reactions. Kambu is great alternative to rice for diabetic patients. It helps in maintaining good cardiovascular health and reduces acidity problems. Ok friends, I have said enough about kambu/bajra/pearl millet, now its time to move on to the recipe. Meanwhile do check out about all the Millet varieties I have posted earlier and MilletRecipes here.

Here’s how to make Kambu Puttu with step by step photos…
Kambu Maavu/Pearl Millet Flour
1 cup
Grated Coconut
¼ cup
Jaggery/Nattu Chakkari
2 tbsp
1 or 2 powdered
As needed
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes                         Recipe Category: Breakfast/Dinner
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes                               Recipe Cuisine: TamilNadu,SouthIndia
Serves: 2
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Kambu Maavu

Take the kambu maavu in a wide bowl, add the salt and mix well.  Mix the water little by little and mix the kambu flour with hand.

Add water little by little and mix thoroughly until you are able to form balls from the kambu flour mixture. But the balls should break easily. Now the flour is ready to be steamed.

Now cut a clean cloth [cotton] for your idli plate, cut a hole in the middle so that the cloth slides through the idli stand on to the plate.

Use only clean, washed cloth and keep it only for steaming purpose.

Now wet the cloth and squeeze it. Place it on the idli plate. Then spread the kambu maavu mixture on the idli plate as shown in the photo.

Now steam cook it for 10-15 minutes or until well done.  Then allow it to cool.

Kambu puttu after steam cooking it.

I used naatu chakkarai [powder form of jaggery], if not grate the jaggery and keep it aside.

Transfer the cooked Kambu Puttu to a bowl. Break the cooked kambu puttu with hand.

Add the grated coconut to the puttu.

Next add the naatu chakkarai/jaggery to the puttu. Then mix everything really well.

Finally add the cardamom powder/elachi and mix it well in the Kambu Puttu.

A very healthy, delicious, and filling kambu puttu is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it either for breakfast or dinner along with grated coconut.

I have used naatu chakkarai/jaggery instead you can replace it with sugar.

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