February 15, 2012

Vennai Puttu - For Indian Cooking Challenge !


This month's Indian Cooking Challenge is something very unique-a traditional sweet from Tamil Nadu-Vennai Puttu.This is an authentic recipe shared by Priya ,which she inherited from her beloved Grandma.Made of Rice and Jaggery,this humble sweet has nothing to boast off .On to the recipe...


Ingredients

1 cup raw rice,soaked for 3 hours
1/2 cup grated jaggery
handful of chopped coconut
1/4 cup cooked chanadal
half tsp cardamom powder
water,ghee/oil as required
handful of cashew nuts

Method

Grind the soaked raw rice into a fine paste adding enough water.The batter should be of Idli consistency.Prepare jaggery syrup adding 1/4 cup of water.Strain and keep aside.Now in a heavy bottomed vessel boil two cups of water.Add the rice batter to this stirring continuously.Reduce the heat to minimum for sometime and stir well so that lumps will be less.Cook this till the raw smell of rice disappear.Now add the jaggery syrup,cooked chana dal and cardamom powder.Mix well and roast till the entire mixture turn to a ball.At this stage add the chopped coconut and switch off the stove. Shift this to a greased plate and decorate with cashew nuts.Let it cool completely.Cut the Vennai Puttu into shapes and serve with tea.



20 comments:

  1. luks so perfect n authenic.....great recipe

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  2. This is my favorite one..I love it..Bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. Looks superb dear...awesome recipe!!!

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  4. Glad you made it D!..looks wonderful..

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  5. Vennai puttu looks super yum..:) One of my favourite sweet dish..:)
    Loved it girl... wonderful preparation and presentation..:)
    Happy Valentine Day..:)
    Reva

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  6. Sounds a very healthy snack,sure must have tasted delicious and the roasted coconut an extra crunch..will surely try this

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  7. oooh looks nice and sweet :) I would love to have some of it

    Bikram's

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  8. looks so delicious, new to me dear..

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  9. This is a really delicious dish and I am making a note to try it -

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