Dough – 2 cups water – 1 tsp ghee – Pinch Salt – Boil – Stir – +/- 2 cups rice powder – turn off stove
Dumpling – Roll to form cherry sized ball
Cook – 2 -3 cups Water – pinch – cardamon powder/ Salt -Sugar to taste – Boil – add Dumplings – 5 mnts
Finish – Add 1 cup thick coconut milk – Boil 2 mnts – Dried Berberry to Garnish – cool 2 mnts. – Done
Enjoy Delicious – Gooey – Coconutty – Traditional comfort food.
Note : Steam balls if preferred. Use regular Milk instead of coconut milk. Add more Milk if preferred. Use Raisons instead of Berries. Enjoy without Garnish too.
This recipe is made with memories of my Grandma from Childhood. Every evening Grandma would sit in her favourite cane chair listening to the 4 O’clock Songs on the radio. This was the highlight of her day. Sitting in her traditional clothes (chatt-bundu) she would call my Aunt – Mary can you make some Mani Puttu for me. Amma your Mani Puttu lives on.
Granny was addicted to movies. Everybody teased her about her movie addiction. She watched the Tamil movie ‘Kadhalikka Neramillai’ (No time for Love) 12 times. Each time in secret when Grandpa was at work.
Today we will remember you while enjoying this Puttu.
Mani Puttu in Coconut Sauce Recipe