Saturday, October 12, 2013

Puttu upma

This is a left over wonder...makes a great tea-time snack and a super accompaniment to a hot cup of tea. It just brightens up your evenings...One good thing of having puttu for breakfast is that I needn't worry about the tea-time snack...I just make sure that there is enough left-over puttu in the casserole.


Puttu (just smash it with your hands) - 2 cups, loosely packed
Big onion - 1 medium, chopped
Green chilly - 1, chopped
Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Dried chilly - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urid dal - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsbp


Heat a kadai and add oil. Once hot, crackle the mustard seeds and add urid dal. Saute for a while till the dal turns slightly brown. Add the chopped onion, green chilly, ginger, dried chilly and curry leaves. Saute till the onions turn pink, sprinkle some salt. Now add the puttu and mix it well with the sauted onion mixture. It might appear dry at this stage. If so, sprinkle some water so that the puttu is slightly wet and soft. Once its all mixed up well and puttu is heated up, switch off the stove and transfer the contents to a bowl and garnish with cilantro. 

Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea!!

No comments:

Post a Comment