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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paasiparuppu Puttu / Moongdal Puttu


Second week of this month long marathon is based on "Traditional Recipes" theme. I usually prefer a blogger buddy over a cookbook when looking for traditional Indian recipes that I am not aware of. A home cook has more authenticity / authority over a local recipe than a cookbook author who tries to fit several, varied regional flairs in one cookbook. I usually bookmark and try to cook the dishes that caught my attention, especially during the blogging marathons. This paasiparuppu puttu is one such recipe, I tried from
Gayathri's blog as soon as I saw it. The recipe didn't disappoint me, who has a massive sweet tooth. It is almost like a non greasy, low calorie version of moong dal halwa.

1 cup moong dal
1 cup jaggery powder
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 Tbsp ghee

* Soak moong dal for a couple of hours in water. Drain and grind finely adding as little water as possible into a smooth paste.
* Pour batter into a greased dish and steam cook until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
I put the dish in a pressure cooker with out the weight on. I follow the similar method for patoli curry as well and so I am well versed with this version. Cook until almost it looks dry.
* After it is done, remove the container and let it cool. Cut the steamed stuff into little pieces and mash it to fine crumbs. I just ran the stuff through a food processor and had fine crumbs in less than a minute.

* Heat jaggery with about 2 tbsp of water in a pan. If you find any impurities, strain it to get rid off them. I usually don't follow this step as the jaggery I get is clean. When it starts boiling, add cardamom, the moong dal crumbs, ghee and the coconut. Mix well and cook until the mixture is dry again.
* Remove the puttu from the fire and serve warm. I garnished with saffron and slivers of nuts and that is optional.

Check what other marathoners are cooking during this month long marathon.



The Pumpkin Farm said...

this looks divine, never tried it before, will surely make

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Priya Suresh said...

Totally agree with u, even i referred many blogger spaces instead going through cookbook for this week's theme.

Puttu looks fabulous, i wont stop myself having this nutritious puttu.

Vimitha Anand said...

Very healthy puttu
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Suchi Sm said...

healthy nutritious puttu...

Srivalli said...

This surely looks so good..I always thought one does this with channa dal, moong dal sounds so good..very nice pictures..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious clicks... so irresistible.. looks very yummy!!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Sounds so yumm and guilt free. Let me know what brand of jaggery you use which is impurity-free. I cannot use jaggery without first filtering it !

Manju said...

Protein rich puttu, new recipe for me.

Rajani S said...

This was given as navarathri prasadam at someone's place and I was looking for the recipe since then. Will definitely try this!

Pavani N said...

Me too, I'm more confident trying a fellow bloggers recipe than from a cookbook.
Puttu looks delicious. So simple to make too.

Padmajha PJ said...

Very true, a blogger's post has more info than a cookbook.
And this one looks very tempting. Nice clicks yaar...

veena krishnakumar said...

I do both with channa dal and moond dal...this surely looks yumm