Monday, October 13, 2008

Putu Mayam and Putu Piring - The Authentic Indian Food

Putu Mayam is a tasty and simple Indian food. There are not many Putu Mayam vendors around nowadays. I met friendly Putu Mayam vendor, Mr. Vincent Anthony in Chai Leng Park, Butterworth morning wet market recently. His stall is located in the connecting lane between Tingkat Kurau 4 and Medan Kurau 1. He has been in this business for 22 years. The putu mayam is made from rice flour and then put into a mould with fine holes at the bottom; press straight onto the steamer basket. Anthony sells the Putu Mayam for 60 cents a piece. It is eaten with grated coconut and brown sugar. He also sells Putu Piring which has almost the same ingredients as the Putu Mayam but is made into a form of a small cake using a plastic cup as a mould. Vincent Anthony Putu Mayam Lorong (lane) between Tingkat Kurau 4 and Medan Kurau 1 Chai Leng Park wet market, Prai, Butterworth Take away only. GPS Latitude 5°23'6.84"N Longitude 100°23'26.32"E Filling the mould with rice flour.................Pressing it into the bamboo basket for steaming 2 pcs of Putu Mayam with grated coconut and brown sugar. Putu Piring in plastics containers. Video Showing Mr. Vincent making Putu Mayam Related Post on Chai Leng Park Wet Market http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/penang-roti-tapai-biscuits.html http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/chinese-roast-pork-chai-leng-park-wet.html http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/chinese-nasi-lemak-chai-leng-park-wet.html http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/traditional-flavour-roast-duck-chai.html http://peteformation.blogspot.com/2008/10/kim-sun-great-wellesley-foodcourt-chai.html

12 comments:

suituapui said...

Gosh! Those look HUGE! Very few Indians here but we do get putu mayam sold by the Malays, palm-sized when I was young and now, the size of a 50 sen coin!

mistipurple said...

wah he's gotta repeat the whole process a hundred and one times. made with dedication.
we must eat with love.
*burp*

i love putu mayam and putu piring. very much. hard to get here. as in not so common, just must make effort to find.

lcfu said...

wow first time i heard about this putu mayam...

Pete said...

STP : This guy putu piring is real special one lorr, that's why its huge. Ha Ha.

Misti : Wah,like that can open Putu Mayam fast food franchise there lorr!

lcfu : Not easy to find this type of food nowadays.

allenooi said...

i am searching for putu piring in pg island. u know where can find it? last time still have in batu lanchang, now no more. sigh.... i miss it so much!

cleffairy said...

OMG, OMG, I love putu piring... burt it's so hard to get in KL. :-(

CRIZ LAI said...

We get a lot of this food here in Penang. You should try the pandan version. It tasted better with the extra fragrance.

Nowaday, you realized that it's hard to get putu piring/putu cawan anymore? It's quite scare in Penang too. Maybe it's the preparation.

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

Pete said...

allenooi : You can check out at Pulau Tikus morning market and Dato Keramat near Times Square but I am not sure whether they r still there or not as I have not been there for quite some time already.

Cleff :You can check out Kepong baru wet market but sometime the guy don't turn up lorrr.

Josephine said...

Long time never eat liow...

cleffairy said...

Last time, near my place here, got one feller ride motor and sell putu piring, but now no more liao. =.=

Calvin Soo KJ said...

putu mayam....my all time favourite indian food. *saliva dripping again*....lol

PranisKitchen said...

first time here ..u have a wonderful blog..just going through the archieves i found this indian food -really interesting. yesterday only i hv posted the puttu recipe in our blog
if u get a chance visit here
http://pranithworld.blogspot.com/2010/03/puttu-and-kadala-curry-rice-steam-cake.html

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