I love puttu. But I have never tried making it because I don't have a puttu maker. I tried with poha and it tasted just like regular puttu. This is a great evening snack for kids.
Thick Poha - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/3 to 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 3
Cashews - a few
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 3 tsp
Dry grind poha in a mixer to a coarse powder.
Heat ghee in a pan, roast cashews to golden brown.
Add poha powder, crushed cardamom and fry on low flame for 5 minutes.
Add frozen or fresh grated coconut and fry for couple of minutes.
In another pan, add jaggery pieces and little water just enough to wet the jaggery and boil till it dissolves completely in water.
Add this syrup and mix well.
Take half cup of water in a bowl and sprinkle little by little and keep stirring until poha is fully cooked.
Do not add all the water at once as the mixture will turn mushy. Adjust the quantity of water to get the right consistency.
It takes about 10 minutes for poha to get cooked and soft.
Adding coconut is optional.