Monday, 29 February 2016


We, the Kongu folks  consume the pearl millet in various versions of cooking since ancient times.As we are basically farmers, we follow the regular intake of this wonderful millet in our diet.The pearl millet is the major nutritional sources of dietary energy and nutritional security. Apart from offering an excellent taste, these millets contain an essential mineral and nutrients which provide variety of advantages to our body.

Pearl millet is a rich source of phosphorous which plays an important role in the structure of body cells. It contains a good source of magnesium. Magnesium is essential for maintaining good heart health, as it lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.

Pearl millet is a high energy food and an excellent source and fiber.

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Pearl millet flour 250 gm
Shallots one cup
Green chillies three and four
Salt required
Half cup of water
Curry leaves half cup
Cooking oil one table spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Urad dal one spoon
Coriander leaves chopped one cup


Boil one cup of water.
Add salt desired
Add boiled water to the pearl millet flour little by little so as to  obtain bread crumbs consistency.
Fill the Idli mould with Pearl millet flour
Steam the flour.
Cook for five minutes.
Allow to cool and take out the steamed flour.
Add the cooking oil in a dry pan.
Add mustard seeds to splutter.
Followed by split urad dal, chopped shallots, green chillies and curry leaves.
Transfer the puttu into the fried ingredients and mix well finally with coriander leaves garnished.
Spicy Puttu is done..

Serve with veg kurma, chick peas kurma or whole green gram curry.

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