Puttu is a popular breakfast in Kerala usually made of rice flour and coconut. I always wanted to try puttu with oats and finally I prepared it yesterday. As you all know, Oats is a healthy food and it should be made as a part of our daily diet. It has the most soluble fibre and helps to reduce blood sugar, cholestrol levels etc. Oats porridge is the most common dish with oats, but there are enormous options ranging from upma or dosa to breads and muffins.
I don't have a puttu maker here. I make the puttu in idly cooker/steamer and hence I don't get the cylindrical traditional puttu. The taste matters rather than the shape rt :). Usually puttu is served with Chickpeas/Kadala curry or Cherupayar/Green gram curry. Both are awesome combinations and I love them equally. Oats puttu came out good and I made the Green gram curry to serve along with it. I felt that making oats puttu is not as easy as dealing with rice flour and it sticks slightly as well. But finally the puttu tasted great and its sure a healthy dish !!
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What you need?
For Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats:
1.5 cups Oats
1/2 cup grated Coconut
For Cherupayar/Green gram curry:
1 cup cooked Green gram
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green chillies slit
5-6 Curry Leaves
1/4 cup grated Coconut
1 tsp Oil
How to prepare?
Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats:
Dry roast the oats in a pan for 3-4 minutes until it emits aroma. Keep aside and cool. Grind the oats in a blender to a fine powder. Add salt and coconut to the powdered oats, mix well. Sprinkle warm water a little at a time to make the oats moist. It may not be as easy as you do the rice flour and it might be a little sticky too. Oats shouldn't be very dry or too wet and there shouldn't be lumps.
You can use a puttu maker for steaming. Else in a steamer/idly cooker, put a clean cloth on the steamer separator vessel. Put the oats on the cloth. Steam for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot with Cherupayar curry and papad.
Cherupayar/Green Gram curry:
Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add green chillies and curry leaves, saute for few seconds. Now add the cooked green gram and salt, mix well. Add coconut to this and combine everything well. Finally add some water so as to get a medium consistency curry, not too thick or too thin. Bring it to a boil and mix well. The curry is now ready to be served with puttu.
Enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast !!
Have a great weekend folks...Cya soon with another recipe !!