How to prepare Kambu puttu flour
Kambu/Pearl Millet-1 cup
Dry roast the kambu in low flame till nice aroma comes out. At this stage it starts to pop switch off the stove and cool.
Rinse the roasted kambhu in water, pour some fresh water and soak it for 10 minutes.
Drain the water completely. Dry grind to a semi smooth powder/flour.
Do not add water while grinding.
Now the kambu powder/ flour is ready to make puttu.
Freshly grated coconut-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
Brown sugar or powdered jaggery - 3 to 4 tbsp ( or add according to your taste)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Pour water in a puttu maker vessel & bring it to a boil.Place the disc inside the cylindrical vessel.
Fill the flour inside the cylindrical vessel,close it with a lid and steam it for 5 minutes or till steam comes out from the holes on the lid.
Remove it on a plate sprinkle some water to the kambu flour, using your fingers mix till it resembles like bread crumbs.
When you hold some flour in your palm and press it should hold the shape,then this is the right consistency.( see picture).
Take the cylindrical vessel put some grated coconut at the bottom next add some flour repeat same way till it reaches the top.Close it with a lid and cook for another 5 minute or till done.
Transfer it to a plate or bowl add salt,jaggery/brown sugar,ghee and cardamom powder mix it well till everything is well combined.
Serve them warm!
a) You can make this with store bought ready made Pearl millet/Kambhu flour.
b) Cashew nuts fried in ghee can be added for extra taste.
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