Puttu podi is a dry-roasted, lightly coarse powder made from super quality rice. The quality is enhanced when the powder is made kneading along with coconut milk. Puttupodi is specially prepared to allow steam flow while cooking, so as to make a healthy, tasty breakfast. Puttu is generally made by cooking a layered wet puttu powder mix along with grated coconut and cooked in a tubular vessel. This cooking vessel also known as Puttu Maker can be made of steel, aluminum or sometimes with hollow bamboo sticks specially cut for this purpose.
Generally Puttu powder is made from white rice. But sometimes, red matta rice is also used for preparing the puttu flour and its called Chemba or red puttu powder.
Ingredients and nutritional value:- The common ingredients used in Chemba puttu podi is red raw matta rice. Flour prepared from this rice is specially processed to form the coarse grains of the puttu powder.
Established in 2010, Ponkathir is a brand from the state of Kerala in Southern India. This brand has a vision to offer the healthiest & tastiest food to the society and there by carve out a healthier generation, for a bright future. It took months of research and studies, to conceptualize and develop the product – Ponkathir. Here we blend the traditional methods with 18 types of 5 high grade rice compositions to bring out the best product. Purity and quality is tested and confirmed at every stage of production .Superior raw materials are procured from high quality vendors. The rice is disinfected before grinding it and is fried in ‘traditional ovens’ or ‘Smokeless Chulahs’ using firewood. This traditional process of slow cooking preserves the nutrients in the rice particles. Further processing is done in ISO and HACCP certified manufacturing plants to ensure and maintain purity and quality.