Prawn Rava Puttu


1)    2cups Roasted rava

2)    Grated Coconut

3)    I cup of Water with 1tsp or  ½ – 1tsp salt dissolved. (According to taste)

For the Prawn Masala

1)    300gms Prawns

2)    1 medium size onion chopped to small pieces

3)    1 medium size tomato chopped to small pieces

4)    2-3 flakes garlic chopped

5)    1 inch ginger chopped

6)    1-2tsp chili powder

7)    1tsp turmeric powder

8)    1tsp Garam masala powder

9)    Salt to taste

10 Few curry leaves

10)1tbsp oil

11)½ tsp jeera

Method for Prawn Masala

Take oil in a pan add the jeera, curry leaves, onions, ginger and garlic and sauté till the raw smell is totally gone. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and sauté for some more time till the tomatoes are totally cooked and mashed up (If it sticks on the pan, add a little water). Finally add the garam masala. When all the masala has blended well, add the prawn and cook for little while (prawn when over cooked can get hard and rubbery).

Method for the Puthu

Take the roasted rava in a bowl add some grated coconut and mix well, sprinkling salt water little by little and mixing it simultaneously. Keep repeating this till Rava gets properly moistened/Wet.

Fill the Puttu mould with 1 tbsp of fresh grated coconut then 4-5 tbsp of wet rava, take a tbsp of prawn masala and layer on the rava, then again 1tbsp of coconut. Repeat till the mould is filled. The mould should not be tightly packed. Everything should be filled loosely, don’t press the content into the mould after filling.

Keep it on the pressure cooker or puttu vessel and let it steam for 5mins.

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