Friday, January 15, 2010

Chiratta Puttu and Egg Roast!!

When your conscious of what you eat, it sometimes gets to you, and this time it did for both me and my husband. We were bored of rotis/ or of any any indian flat bread and my husband says, 'could you make egg roast?'. I liked the idea and instantly thought of Puttu, its a deadly combination of course teamed with bananas or plantains.

Chiratta Puttu

Double Horse Wheat Puttu Powder - 2cups
Grated Cocout - 1 1/2cups
Salt to taste

Into a bowl, empty the puttu powder, add salt to taste and add about 4-5tbs of coconut gratings. With your hand pour water little by little to wet the puttu to get a coarse wet sand like mixture. Keep the puttu mixture aside for about 10minutes. Into the puttu maker, first put a little coconut and then add the mixed puttu powder, when the puttu maker is almost full top the puttu powder with more coconut gratings, close with the lid and place onto the steamer. Use a coconut shell steel replica known as Chiratta Puttu maker and steam the puttu for 7 minutes. Unmould and serve. Below is a picture of the Chiratta Puttu Maker.

Egg Roast

Eggs - 5 hardboiled
Coriander Powder - 2tbs
Chilly Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Onion - 2 medium finely sliced
Tomatoes - 2 blanched and chopped
Coriander leaves - 2tbs chopped finely
Salt to taste
Sugar to sprinkle

Saute the onions till browned, while sauteing the onions sprinkle a pinch of sugar. Tip in the ginger garlic paste and then saute for a minute, then add all the powders and saute till the fat separation starts to happen add, in the roughly chopped up tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are well integrated into the masala. Add about quarter of a cup of warm water and let the masala simmer. Once the masala is cooked well add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Make a couple of  knife slashes around the eggs and toss in the eggs into the masala and give the eggs a good mix. Serve hot with puttu.

Tip: To make puttu you could use any ready made Puttu powder available in other leading brands from Nirapara or Double Horse. The types of Puttu Powder available are aplenty. Note that the method to make any puttu remains the same.


  1. I love puttu too but didn't know a chirattu puttu maker existed. I always thought they were still made in a shell :)

  2. My all time fav food...Nice combination dear...

  3. Its my fav too..though never had it with egg..looks Yummy!! must try it this weekend....

  4. Lovely clicks aliena....we used to make it in chiratta, Nice puttu maker :).

  5. where do you get this chiratta puttu maker in USA.


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