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PAPUTT - AN EASY RECIPE

PAPUTT is one of the easiest Coorg recipes that can be cooked in no time!
It can be your Breakfast, Lunch or even Dinner. It can be your saviour when you have guests arriving at a short notice!

Paputt with Egg Curry


Ingredients required are minimum. Paputt Thari ( Broken Rice), Milk (from which the name of the dish is derived; Pal+Putt) used in 1:2 ratio,  and Freshly Grated Coconut. It is best paired with Coorg Chicken/Mutton/Egg Curry. Vegetarians can also enjoy this dish with any of the coconut based curries like Green peas or Chick peas curry, or with Coconut/Groundnut chutney.

Kids love it with Honey and Ghee!

Recipe
Prep Time:35 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
Broken Rice or Paputt Thari (buy it here) 1 cup
Milk*2 cups
Freshly Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Salt for taste
#Powdered Cardamom (optional), a pinch (for aroma)

Other items required
Steamer**
Steel plates/tray (used for idlis/dhokla)

Method:
Grease 4 plates***(see note) with oil or ghee. Add 1/4 cup of Paputt thari, 1/2 cup of milk, and a pinch of salt, in each plate. Let it soak for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle grated coconut over the plates. Place the plates in the steamer and cook for 10 minutes. Check if its cooked by inserting a skewer (it should come clean), cook for 5 minutes more or till its done. Remove the plates from the steamer and allow it to cool.

Paputt is ready to serve. Cut them into pieces and savour them with any of the above mentioned combo!

Notes:
# Pinch of cardamom powder can be added to each plate
* You can use water instead of milk, the ratio should be 1:2
** You can use your cooker if don't have a steamer, just remove the pressure regulator weight(whistle), while steaming. Add enough water for steaming and place the plate on a stand high enough so that the boiling water doesn't spill into plates.
***You can use any plate/plates that is deep enough and fits your steamer/cooker. Use a separator between each plate so that there is a gap between the 2 plates

PS: Do try it out and leave your comments and suggestions

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