Friday, October 19, 2012

Aval Puttu

I prepared Aval Puttu today for Navarathri and I was so happy with the result.This is a very quick recipe and tastes so good.Lets see how to prepare this puttu.
Aval Puttu

Aval Puttu


Aval/Poha(Thick/Medium variety)
2 cups
1 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder
¼ tsp
Fresh coconut grated
4 tblsp
As needed

Powdered Aval

Ready to add Jaggery syrup

Jaggery syrup

Aval Puttu

  • Fry cashews in ghee and keep aside.
  • Grind Aval to a fine powder using a mixie and transfer to a wide bowl.
  • Warm little water with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.
  • Now sprinkle this water little by little to the powdered aval till you get a consistency where if you press it holds shape and if you leave it crumble. Keep this aside for 5 Mins.
  • Take a kadai,add jaggery and little water.Once the jaggery is fully dissolved strain to remove any impurities.
  • Boil the jaggery till you get the following consistency.If you take a bowl of water and add little jaggery mixture You should form a ball easily and when you drop the ball on the bowl you should hear a sound.Now add the cardamom powder,grated coconut to this and immediately pour over the Aval powder.Mix well with a ladle,add the fried cashews and keep aside covered for 10 mins.Delicious Aval puttu is ready to serve. 
  • The exact amount of jaggery needed depends on the quality of Jaggery you are using .so adjust the quantity accordingly.
  • After adding the jaggery mixture to the Aval ,if you find it very wet you can powder some more Aval,sprinkle some water as mentioned in the procedure and add it to the puttu and mix well.

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