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Rice Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake)

rice puttu

Rice puttu is the culinary specilaity from South India and Sri Lanka. It is an excellent breakfast recipe, easy to prepare and healthy to eat. Steaming is the only methoIt is totaly free from oil and prepared from steaming the rice, that's why healthy to consume frequently.

Ingredients (Serves - 5)

  • - 1/2 kg: Raw Rice
  • - 1/2 cup: Coconut, grated
  • - Water to sprinkle
  • - Salt to taste


  • - Soak rice in water for 4 hrs, then drain it and grind it to make fine powder.
  • - Heat the powder for 5 mts. While heating stir it. Keep it for cooling.
  • - Mix salt with water sprinkle this to the powdered rice just to make the powder wet. For making puttu special utensil is used named puttukutty or micro puttu. Put a handful of grated coconut in the puttukutty and then put rice powder till half then add another handful of grated coconut.
    This is done till the top. Close the lid steam it for 2 mts in cooker. Serve it with potato curry or ghee.