|Mapillai Samba Puttu|
Mapillai Samba rice / Bridegroom Rice - 1/2 cup
( wash the rice and soak it in water for at least 4 hours. Drain out the water and spread the rice on a clean towel for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry grind the wet rice to a semi coarse consistency ( sand texture).
Jaggery - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
( add more or less according to your taste, you can add sugar instead)
Salt a pinch
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Fried cashew nuts in ghee - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 3 tsp
Take the ground flour into a boil add a pinch of salt, sprinkle warm water little by little using your finger tips mix well.
When you hold the mixture with your fist they should hold the shape this is the right consistency.
Put the flour in a cloth fold and steam for 15 minutes or till cooked.
Transfer the puttu into a bowl and add the cardamom powder, ghee, fried nuts and coconut, mix and enjoy hot or warm.
Plain puttu can be enjoyed with Kadalai Curry too.
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