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Puttu - Sweet'n'Healthy

Puttu has always been my son's favorite breakfast. So I keep looking for ways to make it healthier. Substituting white rice flour with red rice flour or even with Ragi flour, wheat flour or oats was good enough. Today I tried to make it sweeter and healthier.

Rice flour - 1/2 cup (I used red rice flour, roasted)
Oats - 3/4 cup
Mixed nuts -1/2 cup (I used alomonds and walnuts)
Dates - 2
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Boiling water ~ 1/4 cup
Salt - as per taste

1. Grind the nuts and dates together into coarse powder.
2. Mix rice flour, salt and boiling water without lumps.
3. Add oats, ground nuts and keep covered till you are ready to make Puttu.
4. Fill Puttu maker with handfuls of the flour-nut mixture separated by a thin layer of coconut. (If you don't have a puttu maker, just use any steamer lined with wet cloth or banana leaf)
5. Steam for 5 minutes.
6. Serve hot with banana. Tastes great just like that too.

Another Variation as shown in the picture is made with whole wheat …

Cauliflower Pancakes

Cauliflower - 1/2 head Whole wheat flower - 1 cup
Organic Eggs - 2 Yogurt * -1/2 cup Baking soda -1/2 tspn Sea Salt - as per taste Fresh ground pepper - as per taste Green chilly - 1-2 (optional) Cooking oil * - enough to spray on the griddle

* I use homemade plain yogurt 
* I use olive oil filled in Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer

1. Add Salt, pepper and baking soda to flour, mix well and keep aside.
2. Wash and dry the cauliflower, grate into a large bowl.
3. Break eggs in one by one beating just enough to mix as you go.
4. Mix in remaining ingredients and mix well.
5. Heat a cast iron griddle on medium and drop 2 Tbsn batter at a time to make pancakes.
6. Cook both sides till done.
(Spray cooking oil as required. Depending on the size of griddle make few at the same time.)