Tricolor Rice Cake / Indian Flag Rice Cake / Rice Puttu / “mujigaeddeok”- Rice Cake!!


Happy Independence Day to all Indians (August 15). Today’s recipe is one of the healthiest snacks / breakfast in South India.This rice cake also famous in Asia (Korea). I made this delicious rice cake recipe in tricolor for tomorrow’s special. Jai Hind !!!

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Ingredients:

Rice flour – 180 ml (divided into ¼ cup for each color)

Sugar – 3 tbsp (as per taste)

Food colors – Orange (Red 1 drop + yellow 2 drops), Green

Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Salt – as required

Coconut flakes (dried) – ½ tbsp

Water – as required

Garnish:

Raisins / dry grapes

Cashew nuts

Sesame seeds (roasted)

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Method:

Preparing steamer & rice flour;

  • First, sieve the rice flour for 2- 3 times without any lumps.
  • Add water in the bottom of a steamer, and place the wet cotton cloth over the rack.
  • Place the mini spring pan ring in the center of the rack.

Green layer;

  • Place a bowl, add ¼ cup flour, 1 tbsp sugar, a pinch salt, cardamom powder, mix it well & keep aside.
  • Now mix the green food color in 1 tbsp of water,.
  • Add the green color water to the rice mixture & mix it all up. Press without any wet lumps by rubbing the mixture gently between the arms.
  • Put the mixture into the center of the spring pan.
  • Flatter out the mixture using any cardboard, evenly.

White layer;

  • Place a bowl, add ¼ cup flour, 1 tbsp sugar, a pinch salt, cardamom powder, mix it well & keep aside.
  • Soak the dry coconut flakes in hot water, drain it, add to the rice mixture & mix it.
  • Add the plain water to the rice mixture & mix it all up.
  • Press without any wet lumps by rubbing the mixture gently between the arms.
  • Put the mixture over the green color.
  • Flatter out the mixture using any cardboard or spatula, evenly.

Orange Layer;

  • Place a bowl, add ¼ cup flour, 1 tbsp sugar, a pinch salt, cardamom powder, mix it well & keep aside.
  • For orange color, add the ratio of red & yellow color (1: 2 drops) in 1 tbsp of water.
  • Add the orange color water to the rice mixture & mix it all up.
  • Press without any wet lumps by rubbing the mixture gently between the arms.
  • Put the mixture into the center, over the white layer.
  • Flatter out the mixture using any cardboard, evenly.

Steaming;

  • Steam the cake for 20 – 25 minutes on high flame.
  • Finally, put it on simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Insert toothpick by dipping in water, if it comes out clean then it is done.
  • Remove & garnish with nuts & raisins.
  • Serve hot & enjoy it with any fruits.

Hints:

Instead of dry coconut flakes, also can use fresh grated coconut, this really gives a great flavor & taste to the dish.

To check the consistency of the rice flour mixture, it should able to hold it together with your palm.

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