Malayalees' love for puttu ( steamed rice cake) is well known. This is one of the most preferred breakfast items in Kerala. Though this is a common item in any Kerala household, for us it wasn't. It's been 4 years since I've started my cooking experiments, but puttu made a very late entry into my menu and the reason…Jose doesn't fancy puttu and he has his reasons too.
He says he had enough puttu to last for a lifetime during his hostel days :). I guess they served him some rock hard puttu with banana in hostel hhmm…. Ever since, he's declared his non alignment movement with puttu and I was too lazy to make it for myself.
Then a miracle happened recently…last time when we went to Kerala, during one of our visits to friend's /relatives place, he didn't have a choice but to eat puttu and after having that he had 1/4th of a mind to have it again! I was so happy and excited!!
Thus puttu made a grand entrance to our menu :). Few days back, my cousin sis passed me Tesschechy's (my aunt) recipe for motta puttu. I was sure that motta puttu will improve the rating of puttu (in general) in Jose's preferred dish chart and yes it did :)