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Wheat Puttu

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Ingredients

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1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 to 3 tsp sugar/ jaggery as required
1 pinch cardamom(powdered)
1 pinch salt
1 tsp ghee
½ cup water/ as needed

Nutritional information

433
calories
92.47 g
carbohydrates
16.07 g
protein
3.06 g
fat
36 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Wheat Puttu

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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Every grain, vegetable, and fruit, when consumed in its natural form without adding any adulterated substances, is safe for health. Wheat is one of the most essential ingredients added in almost every process food. Refined wheat is also proven harmful to health. And yet, a lot of people, especially children consume these products every day.

If you want to indulge children and adults alike with healthy homemade breakfast or take it a snack to school or work, you can prepare wheat puttu. Puttu, as you may know, was originated from the state of Kerala. As it is a homemade steamed dish, it is very nourishing to the body and leaves you energized for the rest of the day, at least until the lunch hours. It is very easy to make and saves time.

Health Benefits

Whole grain wheat contains a rich source of Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and Dietary fibers which helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart diseases.

Coconut has Iron, zinc, fat and dietary fiber which helps to fend off weight gain by helping you feel fuller after the meals

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How to make Wheat Puttu

  • In a pan, dry roast wheat flour over medium flame, stirring continuously.
  • Roast it till it gives a nice aroma and turns slightly brown.
  • Transfer the roasted wheat flour into a bowl. Allow it to cool down.
  • Add a pinch of salt, cardamom powder(optional).
  • Sprinkle little water to the wheat flour and mix it well.
  • The mixture should be slightly wet. Remove any lumps while mixing.
  • Empty the mixture into a mixer grinder.
  • Pre-heat the pressure cooker.
  • Put the bowl of mixture into the cooker.
  • Steam cook it for 8 – 10 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame. Wait until it cools down a little.
  • Once you remove the bowl from the cooker, add grated coconut, ghee and sprinkle sugar/jaggery as per taste.
  • Mix well and healthy wheat puttu is ready to serve.

Trivia:

The first cultivation of wheat occurred above 10,000 years ago. They originated from the south-eastern part of Turkey.

It is estimated that it takes 1,200 tons of water to produce a ton of wheat.

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