Puttu (rice steamed cake) is a popular breakfast of Kerala prepared by rice flour and coconut. It is mostly served with kadala curry, pazham (banana), cherupayar curry(green gram) and pappadam.  It is very tasty to have puttu with fish curry, chicken curry etc. There are many variants of puttu like wheat puttu, rava puttu, kappa puttu etc..

In olden times putu was made in bamboo logs or in coconut shell but now we get puttu kudam or cup shaped bowl to make puttu. We can make put in simple steamer too.

Recipe Type – Breakfast            Cuisine: Indian (Kerala)                          Serves- 4


Rice (Pachari) – 3 cups

Coconut – 1 ½ cup

Water – 1 ½ cup



Soak rice for about 2 hours drain and dry the wet rice in cool place and grind it to coarse powder.

In a pan heat the rice powder for 3 mins and allow it to cool down.

Add salt to the powder and mix well.

In this powder  sprinkle water and mix it to the consistency of bread crumbs)

In a cooker take 5 glass of water and boil (As I used chiratta puttu vessel, it has to be kept onto the nob of the cooker)

On to the puttu vessel put the round perforated disc with holes inside and place one layer of grated coconut at the bottom of the puttu maker and then add the rice powder and then put the coconut

Once the steam from the cooker comes place the puttu vessel and close it with the lid.

Steam it for 10 minutes.

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