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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.

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20 comments on “Vennai Puttu – For Indian Cooking Challenge !

  1. faseela
    February 15, 2012

    luks so perfect n authenic…..great recipe

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  2. Aarthi
    February 15, 2012

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

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. Roshu
    February 15, 2012

    Looks superb dear…awesome recipe!!!

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  4. Srivalli
    February 15, 2012

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

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  5. revathi
    February 15, 2012

    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. Suja Manoj
    February 15, 2012

    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. Bikramjit
    February 15, 2012

    oooh looks nice and sweet 🙂 I would love to have some of it

    Bikram's

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  8. Torviewtoronto
    February 15, 2012

    this looks wonderful

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  9. Jay
    February 16, 2012

    wow…sounds new & very inviting..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Julie
    February 16, 2012

    Very healthy n perfect!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  11. Julie
    February 16, 2012

    Very healthy n perfect!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  12. Rekha shoban
    February 16, 2012

    yummy vennai puttu!

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  13. Sobha Shyam
    February 16, 2012

    looks so delicious, new to me dear..

    Join the Just “4” Fun event 🙂

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  14. Aruna Manikandan
    February 16, 2012

    looks delicious 🙂

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  15. Kaveri
    February 16, 2012

    Very yummy puttu.

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  16. Kitchen Flavours
    February 16, 2012

    Wow…looks drool worthy…

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  17. Now Serving
    February 16, 2012

    This is a really delicious dish and I am making a note to try it –

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  18. Hamaree Rasoi
    February 17, 2012

    Wow lovely sweet

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    February 22, 2012

    Luks so delicious.Awesome sweet.Yummy!

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