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Puttu - Savory steamed rice cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

A breakfast dish made with rice flour and grated coconut based on Indian cuisine from Kerala and perfect for breakfast and served with curry or banana .

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kerala Puttu, Puttu, Puttu Kadala, Savory steamed cake
  • 6 cups Puttu Podi (Rice Flour)
  • 2 cups Shredded coconut
  • 4 cups Luke warm water
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  1. Take Puttu podi or rice powder in a large bowl and add salt to it.

  2. Sprinkle luke warm water and continue to mix it.

  3. At the end of mixing , the consistency should be like wet sand to build a sand castle at the beach :)

  4. Take a Puttu maker and fill water in the the bottom container (steamer) and bring it to a boil.

  5. Fill the top (cylindrical) part of the puttu maker alternately with shredded coconut and  2 tbsp of puttu mixture until it is filled to the  very top.

  6. Close the lid and place it on the steamer.

  7. Wait for about 5 - 6 minutes until steam starts to come out from the openings or pores of the lid.

  8. Lift the top portion of  the puttu maker  out of  the steamer by using the wooden handle and push the puttus (rice cakes) out using the pushing stick (as shown in the picture)  into a container.

  9. Puttus are now ready to be served. It is best eaten with kadala (black chana dal) curry, cheruvayar (horse gram ) curry ,chicken stew , banana or even sugar! Enjoy :)