Kerala Puttu

(Steamed Rice)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup rice flour, roasted
  • 1⁄2 cup grated coconut
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1⁄4 cup water *


  • In a pan, lightly roast the rice flour on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until there is a light aroma.
  • In the Puttu steamer, fill with 2 cups of water.
  • In a mixing bowl with the 1 cup of roasted rice flour, add water slowly and keep mixing until the rice flour is soft, but it will still have some lumps.
  • In a grinder, use the "pulse" setting a couple of times in order to remove the lumps in the rice flour. This will also soften the rice flour.
  • If the flour gets too wet, add some roasted flour into the grinder.
  • To check the consistency, make a ball of the flour with your fist and it should hold its shape.
  • Squeeze again and the rice ball will crumble.
  • In the Puttu maker with the disc in place, add a layer of grated coconut (2 tablespoons).
  • Add 2 fistfuls or 1⁄2 cup of rice flour. Do not press down.
  • Add another layer of grated coconut and rice flour using the same amounts.
  • Top off with the final layer of grated coconut.
  • When the water in the Puttu steamer begins to boil, insert the Puttu Kutti and cover with lid.
  • Steam for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • When the steam escapes from the top, the Puttu should be ready.
  • You can use the long end of a ladle to push the Puttu out.
  • Puttu is ready to serve. Enjoy!



This dish can be served with Bananas, Kadala Curry, Vegetable Curry, or Sugar.
*May need more or less, depending on rice flour.
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