Puttu Kadala Curry.

I very rarely get cravings for particular types of dishes and am easily satisfied with what is cooked at home without consulting me. There are the rare occasions when something triggers off a craving and that happened a couple of days ago. I read somewhere that a person’s favourite food was puttu with kadala curry and I remembered it with great craving.  I learnt to relish it during our stay in Kerala in the mid seventies of the last century and had carried puttu makers with us all over India on various transfers to have as special treats once in a way.

I asked my daughter in love if the old puttu maker was still around as I had not seen it or got puttu made since the kitchen was remodelled, she promptly dug it out and showed it to me and made delicious puttu and kadala curry for me. Though in Kerala the dish is eaten in the mornings for breakfast, I had it for lunch.  Since most of my readers may not be aware of the dish, I thought that it is only fair that I share my joy at having the dish after many years.

The puttu maker:


Kadala curry:

And to finish it all off in style, she treated me to some amazing Kulfi.


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