2 cups rice flour (red or white)
2 cups flour
2 cups shredded coconut (or 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut soaked in 3/4 cup of water)
Salt to taste
Steam the wheat flour (I now do this in the microwave. Just put the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat for a minute. Check to see if the flour has clumped together, if not put in for another minute, continue till it has clumped (Take care not to burn it).
Next mix all ingredients in a large bowl and roll with the thumb to make small granules. Add water little by little.
Put the ingredients into a food processor and pulse adding water little by little to achieve the same consistency.
Take care not to make it too wet. If so add a little bit of rice flour.
Fill the pipe of the Pittu maker and steam till the steam comes out of the lid for 3-5 minutes. Un-mold and serve hot with Lunu miris and salted and heated coconut milk.
250 g (1.5 Cups) Rulan (Semolina)
1 Cup Scraped Coconut
1 to 1.5 Cup Water
1 Onion Chopped
Salt and Rampe to taste
1 Tbs Coconut/Vegetable oil
Heat a pan under medium heat. Put rulan into the pan and stir for about 2 minutes. Next add Coconut into it and stir well. Then add some salt and water, cook for another minute or so stiring constantly.Next heat another pan and add the oil. Fry onion and rampe till golden brown. Finally put the rulan mixture and stir well. Serve with Lunumiris or some curry.
Ingredients1 cup steamed or roasted Atta flour
1 cup steamed all purpose flour
3/4 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
Enough hot water to prepare dough (roughly about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
Mix both steamed Atta and all purpose flour with salt to taste. Gradually add enough hot water (not boiling water) and make it into a thick door. Put the door little by little into a food processor so that the dough will break into small pieces like pebbles. This could be done even with your fingers if you do not have a food processor.Put the pebbled dough about 1/4 cup into a bamboo or stainless steal steamer which looks like a cylinder with a diameter of 3 inches. Then add about 1 tablespoon of grated coconut.Repeat this till the steamer comes upto the top. Cover the mouth of the steamer and steam till it is well done. This will take only a few minutes. When it is done you could see steam or smoke coming through the pittu.
Another variation is you could add the grated coconut to the dough before you put it in the food processor. You can also steam it in a regular steamer or bamboo basket. Accompaniments for pittu are either fish or any meat curry or katta sambol with thick plain coconut milk. Enjoy!!!