Store bought Ragi flour-1 cup
( slightly roast the flour till just hot, cool completely and then make puttu. This step is optional i follow to avoid the raw smell)
Salt a pinch
Freshly grated coconut -1/2 cup
Sugar or palm sugar to your taste
Cardamom powder -1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2cup
( add more or less accordingly)
Take a bowl add the salt and the ragi flour, sprinkle water little by little and mix till you get a bread crumbs consistency.
Take a fistful of flour and press they should hold the shape and easy to crumbled then this is the right consistency.
Steam it in the Puttu mould by adding 2 tsp of coconut at the base then the ragi flour , do not press them too tight.
Repeat till the mixture reaches the top of the puttu maker. Steam this for 5 minutes or till cooked.
Remove it in a bowl add sugar, ghee & cardamom powder mix and serve hot.
If you don't want sweet make it plain and enjoy with any curry.
If you don't have a puttu maker you can steam it in Idly plates or in a coconut shell by making a small hole at the base and insert on top of a cooker lid with water inside the cooker.
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