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Irachi Puttu / Masala Puttu ~ Kerala’s own Puttu gets a makeover !

If I could recall sundays at home as a teenager,my dinner without a doubt was Puttu along with mutton or beef.It was an excuse.Pretending that I am very tired and sad to return hostel next morning.This sinful indulgence,not only I loved that time,but it brings a pensive smile to me even today ! Now that I hesitate to take meat,it’s wastage of time and lots of regrets.Chicken once in a while does well for me.So here is a chicken puttu,a spicy weekend special to indulge ! (Those who love to read on Puttu,I would request you to click here)


To Marinate and Fry

500 gm chicken,cut into medium pieces
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1.5 tsp chilly powder
salt and oil as required

For Masala

2 medium onions sliced finely
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1.5 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp black pepper powder (optional.Since it depends on your toleration level)
1 large tomato,chopped finely
4-5 curry leaves
handful of coriander,mint leaves
salt as required

For Puttu

2 heaped cup of puttu flour / rice flour not so finely powdered.
water and salt as required


Marinate the chicken with chilly,turmeric powders and salt at least for 45 minutes.Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry these chicken pieces.It should not be crispy fried.Both sides should be roasted enough.Shift this to paper towels and allow to cool.Once cooled either mince the flesh or chop it finely.Keep it ready.Heat oil in a kadai and roast the sliced onion till light brown.Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell vanish.Add the chilly,coriander,pepper and garam masala powders after reducing the heat.Saute the mixture  till the raw smell disappears.Add chopped tomatoes,curry leaves, coriander and mint leaves to this and saute for a minute.Drop the minced/chopped chicken and mix well till everything is blend well.Check salt and switch off the stove.Now prepare the puttu maker by boiling enough water.In a wide utensil mix the puttu flour and salt first and slowly wet it adding water from time to time(If you are completely unaware of this process plz see my Puttu Post).Once the flour is ready,make the first layer of grated coconut as usual followed by chicken masala. Now drop the wet puttu flour and continue the process once more.The last layer should be grated coconut.Place the puttu maker over boiling water and cook till the steam vigorously start escaping from the top of the puttu maker.Shift it to a plate.Serve hot with Pappadam (Kerala style waffers).Enjoy !

* You may use any meat instead of chicken.


24 comments on “Irachi Puttu / Masala Puttu ~ Kerala’s own Puttu gets a makeover !

  1. Priya R
    December 12, 2012

    Lovely puttu and to me this is comfort food 🙂 loving your clicks


  2. Jay
    December 12, 2012

    looks yummm n perfect..;)
    Tasty Appetite


  3. Julie
    December 12, 2012

    wow..looks divine,I haven't tasted this yet!!
    Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors


  4. Vimitha Anand
    December 13, 2012

    Looks yum n am drooling here


  5. Gauri
    December 13, 2012

    Sunday meals at home were always special, we have chicken / mutton made by mom of course.. fish when it was the right season. This curries would go well with hot 'bhakri's' chapatis or even a bit sticky rice. Those memories never fade away :))
    I have never had puttu with non-veg so far, but planing to when we head out for a meal soon! Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe!


  6. Sangeetha Nambi
    December 13, 2012

    Wonderful recipe in beautiful click…


  7. Hamaree Rasoi
    December 13, 2012

    I still desire if someone cooks simple meals for me on Sunday ! Last pic with vapours is a good catch..Am drooling here


  8. anilkurup
    December 13, 2012

    That is a revelation dish !


  9. revathi
    December 13, 2012

    This is lovely dear… I have never heard of savoury puttu let alone a non vegetarian one…:)
    Awesome post dear..
    Bookmarked this one and I am going to try this for the wked..:))
    Good work girl..


  10. Priya
    December 13, 2012

    Beautiful captures, its been ages i prepared puttu,i dont mind inviting myself to your place..


  11. priya satheesh
    December 13, 2012

    I can't take my eyes off…Never tasted this but it sounds really great n delicious…So tempting clicks!! Sorry, unable to reply ur message.. Thanks for ur valuable comments:)


  12. Bikramjit Singh Mann
    December 13, 2012

    as usualll yummmy yummmy yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyy



  13. Rani's gourmet
    December 13, 2012

    never tasted erachi puttu…it looks delicious…awesome clicks


  14. Suja Manoj
    December 13, 2012

    Love this,mouthwatering here,I make this when ever I have left over chicken..the last click is super tempting


  15. Krithi Karthi
    December 13, 2012

    OMG!! simply awesome… Love the last picture!!


  16. Shweta in the Kitchen
    December 14, 2012

    New for me & interesting recipe

    Blog – http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/
    Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/ShwetaintheKitchen


  17. Ganga Sreekanth
    December 14, 2012

    Beautiful clicks dear. . . .Puttu looks super tempting


  18. Manju
    December 14, 2012

    mmmm..i've had this once at Ria's house (of Ria's collection) Its amazing and I loved it!


  19. Reshmi Mahesh
    December 15, 2012

    Tempting irachi puttu…Looks so yum dear..


  20. Shabbu
    December 15, 2012

    Yummy and tempting puttu..love this..


  21. Maha Gadde
    December 16, 2012

    super yummy traditional recipe.
    BTW if gets sum time check out my new FB page dear.Thanks in advance..


  22. Faseela Noushad
    December 17, 2012

    wow…so tempting….


  23. nilanjana majumdar
    January 8, 2013

    So over restaurant Puutu'… which means i just never eat it any more. Persuading you yet? Oh and Happy New Year, may this one be even better than the last.


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