Friday, June 19, 2009

How to make Puttu (Steamed Rice Flour Cake) ?

Puttu is a very tasty and tummy filling breakfast from Kerala. Made out of rice flour, it is cooked with the help of a Puttu maker. Puttu maker is a steamer which is cylindrical in shape. Instant puttu mix is also available these days. The more the coconut is used the more tastier. Puttu goes well with kadala curry as its side dish.

Raw Rice : 2 cups
Shredded Coconut: 1/2 cup
Elachi powder/ cardamom powder : 1 tsp
sugar : 1/4 cup ( according to your sweet level)
salt : 2 tsp
water : To sprinkle

1.Soak the rice for three hours.
And leave it in a strainer and let it drain or if u have a thin cloth spread the rice in it or spread it in a plate.
3.When it’s dry grind them in a mixer to get fine flour.
4.Heat the powder in a pan for 5 minutes and keep stirring it while it’s heating.
5.Cool the fried powder.
6.Now add salt in some boiled water.
7.Sprinkle this water into the rice powder and gently fold the rice (don’t add lots of water).
8.Make sure the rice is in powder form and not in dough .
9.Now steam the rice flour in idli cooker ( put a thin muslin cloth in the idli cooker plate and put the rice flour in it).or you can use puttumaker instead of idli plates.
10.After that its done remove from heat and transfer it to a bowl.
11.Add sugar, shredded coconut and elachi/cardamom powder and mix it well.
12.Now!!! Get ready to gulp;)…….Serve it hot……

Serve with Kadala curry, Pappad, Cooked green gram, Banana and Sugar (and in the above picture, it is payaru curry and not kadala curry)
Enjoy ;-)

This is for lunch ;-)


Rajesh said...

I love puttu. When ever I am in Kerala, I always have this. In Kochin there is one hotel that serves mainly this.

Viji said...


I love puttu...So, next time whn u make it, do send across one dabba for me:-)!

Vancouver, Canada said...

looks sooooooooooo delish Nar! yumm :D

lakshmi said...

looks tempting
I make at home.....but slightly different.
alternating between coconut gratings and salted rice the puttu maker along with kadalai.....yummy indeed

Greener Bangalore said...

hehe yes Vij!! sure will send one dabba next time...and the compliments should go to Ma and you are always welcome to Kerala and try moms cooking;-) and Thank you Rajesh, Sandy and Lakshmi yes kadala curry will be awesome.....that too the white one!!

Wendy said...

Oh, sounds so yum!

Strawberry Girl said...

That looks so yummy!! (Must look up a Puttu maker on-line) :D

Rush said...

a recipe blog??
now will have to try this dude..good going..ur puttu looks awesome!!

Silver said...

wow. i think i am going to enjoy this !

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-A said...

that sounds delicious, I'm going to have to try it!

Marina-Emer said...

feliz fin de semana

The lady in Red said...

Dear Greene, very nice idea of a receipt in a blog! wow. I never heard of Puttu here in Brazil. Very nice Post! Congratulations!
Best wishes,

Silver said...

As "instructed", yes i have come back to visit and dig deeper into your older posts. Very nice! I especially thing "Sketches by Ma" is absolutely awesome! Just wow.


darsden said...

Oh my goodness a man that cooks and shares recipes that is awesome!

Greener Bangalore said...

no no no i dont know to ma cooks

Tina said...

that looks really tasty. your ma seems like she can cook some great meals

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