I like seeing people eat what I cook. Somehow that’s more relishing to me than just gulping my own stuff.
But this thing called Puttu – till sometime back, was probably my oxymoron equivalent for cooking. Easy but difficult. No two attempts get you the same result. A rice cake that’s supposed to be easy to steam & cook often ends up lumpy and hard. And never did I get a compliment.
All that’s changing today. I am rewriting history, courtesy my mom.
- Take the dry rice power, put it in a blender/mixer, add 1 tablespoon rice to it,
- Add the salt and Butter
- Note, there is not water involved. That's the key. The moisture in the rice and the greasiness of the butter will make the powder stick together
- Now, after adding all of this to the blender, close it and press the pulse button. Not the power 1, not the power 2 or 3. Just the pulse, for a moment like 5 seconds. The sudden thrust blends the powder into a smooth mixture.
- Open and check the mixture, feel it. Does it look moist enough?
- If not, add some more rice - 1/2 a tablespoon and continue the pluse method and check. In 2-3 rounds you'll end up with the perfect Puttu Batter
- World Domination