Kodava Thalia Puttu Recipe - Steamed Rice Coconut Cake
These are soft and fluffy rice cakes that are fermented overnight with some coconut milk. They are best to be served as your morning breakfast with a bowl of sambar or chutney by the side. They can made in various shapes and sizes which will just take 15 minutes to steam in a cooker.
Kodava Thalia Puttu Recipe - Steamed Rice & Coconut Cakes is an authentic recipe from Coorg. The batter is made using soaked rice, fenugreek seeds, urad dal and fermented overnight with some coconut milk and sugar.
This makes the batter quite soft and fluffy when it is steamed over an Idli steamer. Authentically the Thalia Puttu is fermented using some Toddy water which helps to give the right aeration in the batter.
These Thalia are quite similar to sana but the only difference is the addition of urad dal in the former.
If you are looking for more Idli Recipes here are some :
- 1 cup Rice
- 1/2 cup Cooked rice
- 1/2 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 2 teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
- Salt , to taste
How to make Kodava Thalia Puttu Recipe - Steamed Rice Coconut Cake
To begin making the Kodava Thalia Puttu Recipe - Steamed Rice & Coconut Cakes, we will soak the uncooked rice and fenugreek seeds with enough water in a bowl. We will soak the rice for at least 6 hours.
After soaking the rice, drain out the soaked water and keep some soaked water aside to grind.
Add in soaked rice, fenugreek seeds, urad dal and some of the soaked water into a mixer and grind it to form a smooth batter.
Later add the remaining cooked rice and some more of the soaked rice and grind it again to form a smooth batter.
Transfer the batter into a mixing bowl, add coconut milk, sugar and mix thoroughly. Keep this batter covered using a muslin cloth or a plate and keep it near a warm place. This will help in fermenting the batter well.
You can ferment the batter overnight and the next day you will see some bubbles on top and the dough would have risen little.
Open the lid, add salt to taste and baking soda and mix well. Keep an idli steamed on over medium heat with some water.
Grease the pan well with some oil, and pour in the Thalia puttu batter and carefully place it inside the steamer.
Steam the Thalia Puttu for at least 15 minutes. You can insert a skewer and see if it is cooked, once it comes out clean then you know that it is cooked well.