Friday, February 4, 2011

Puttu Chicken

Puttu chicken/chicken puttu is a variation from the normal puttu. Along with coconut layering, chicken masala is also layered. Try it and enjoy!

  1. Chicken- 1/4 kg, boneless and cut into very small pieces
  2. Tomato- 1 small, thinly cut
  3. Onion- 1 medium, thinly sliced
  4. Green chillies- 2,slit
  5. Curry leaves- 8-10
  6. Red chilly powder- 1 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Pepper powder- 1 1/2teaspoon
  8. Coriander powder- 2 teaspoon
  9. Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon as required
  11. Rice flour/Puttu podi- as required
  12. Grated coconut- as required
  13. Water- 1 cup
  14. Oil- 1 tablespoon
  1. Clean the chicken pieces and marinate them with 1/2 teaspoon each of red chilly powder,pepper powder,salt, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions till soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, saute till they blend well with onions. 
  4. Add the marinated chicken pieces along with remaining spices,salt and saute well. Add 1/2 cup water,curry leaves, cover and cook till chicken is cooked and the gravy is thick and almost dry(Dont make them too dry)
  5. Mean while, make the puttu mix by adding little water to the flour just to wet it.
  6. In a puttu maker add coconut, followed by chicken mix,puttu podi,again coconut,chicken mix,puttupodi. 
  7. Repeat the same with the remaining, steam and cook.
  8. Serve hot.
A simple variation to the normal puttu will be loved and like by all. Have a try!

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