Gotham puttu (wheat steam cake) and cherupayar

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
17 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Wheat flour-2 cups

Coconut grated-1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Water for mixing


Green Gram(cherupayar)-1 cup

Grated coconut–1/4cup

Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon

Red chillies -1 to 2 nos

Curry leaves-a few

Coconut oil-1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


  • Add some salt to a cup of water and sprinkle water on the flour (little at a time) and mix it gently. The flour should be wet enough for steaming.
  • Put wet flour in the mixer and run it just for one minute to break apart the small lumps and form a nice wet powdery texture.
  • Put two teaspoon of grated coconut in the puttu maker and then add the flour mix till half, then add another two teaspoon of coconut and the flour mix and top it with two teaspoon of coconut.
  • Cover with the lid and cook till steam comes out. Serve hot with sugar or banana or kadala curry or payar and papadam.
  • Cherupayar:
    Cook the green gram along with salt and water until soft. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds and then add red chillies and curry leaves. Add the green gram, grated coconut and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and mix well the whole contents again ans serve.


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