On of the traditional Indian food loved by Malaysians... Mmmm mm mmm especially Penang... Well we have it at many places but i don't see much stalls selling this on a large scale.
Putu mayam is sort of like rice noodles, very fine and sticky, it's made from rice flour - or iddiyappam and then steamed to what looks like strings - as in English it's known as "string hoppers". We usually eat this as breakfast or a light evening snack... with some grated coconut and palm sugar.
Here is a recipe you will find very interesting and can't say no to - if you are a putu mayam fan. Trust me. This is... the fried putu mayam with Indian spices..... Yummmmm!!!
If you usually cook curries, you will definitely have these spices at home:
A mix of fenugreek (methi seeds), cumin, and black mustard seeds. About 1 tablespoon only.
Buy some putu mayam next time you come across it - about 2 packets which is about enough for 2-3 person. Ask the seller to separate the coconut and palm sugar as this will not be fried along with the putu mayam. In below picture - I just put the mixed spice on the putu mayam, so the original one does not come with the spices!
Stir fry some sliced shallots and garlic until lightly browned. Smell the shallots and garlic aroma... MMmmmm!!! I love the smell!
Add curry leaves, and 1 egg, and just fry lightly till the egg is almost cooked, before you add in the putu mayam. This noodle does not need to be cooked for long, and bear in mind it's rather sticky so light stirring will do! Lastly, add a little spritz of light soy sauce to complement the flavour.
And here is my beautiful yummilicious stir-fried putu mayam for breakfast:
Serve while still warm for breakfast or light snack. I know very very few places serve this and it would be nice to see more of this.. The taste is very different from fried bihun or mee or koey teow... I just love this.
Read and see more pics of putu mayam:
Putu Mayam @ SS3 Night Market, PJ
Check out this putu mayam stall
:: If you know of any other recipes of how to cook putu mayam, share it with me! ::