After a long time, I am coming in to my blog with a recipe of a delicious sweet. Even though it is a sweet, it has so many healthy ingredients.
RICE FLAKES PUTTU:
Rice flakes- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Tuar dal- half cup
Shredded coconut- half cup
Mashed jaggery – 1 ½ cup
Salt- a pinch
Cardamom powder- half sp
Dry roast the rice flakes in a pan on medium flame until a nice aroma floats on air.
Put off the fire and allow it to cool.
Grind the rice flakes into a slightly coarse powder.
Cook the dal without much water.
The dal should not be over-cooked.
Mix the rice flakes flour with the turmeric powder, salt and the water which is left in the dal.
The mixture should be like puttu maavu.
Boil the jiggery with enough water.
When the jiggery water starts boiling, put off the fire and filter the water with a clean cloth.
Then again boil the jiggery water.
When it thickens, keep it in low flame, and pour a drop in a cup of water.
If you can make it into a soft ball, then this is the correct ‘ padham’ of the paahu[ sugar syrup].
Pour this syrup in the rice flakes powder along with cooked dal, coconut and cardamom powder.
Mix thoroughly and press well.
Keep it like that for half an hour.
Now again mix well with a spoon and now the aval puttu is ready!!