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Puttu/ Steamed rice cake

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Being a Keralite, I haven’t posted many dishes which are Kerala based. So here comes the typical Kerala breakfast, Puttu. It is a steamed dish, so obviously healthy. It is usually made in rice flour but it do have variations. All over Kerala, it is had with different side dishes like Kadala curry, Pappadam , Banana etc.

Here I used   rice flour. We use a special mould to make this.

The mould look like  this.




Rice flour – 1 cup

Salt – As required

Grated Coconut – 1 tbsn for each puttu

Warm Water – As required


  • Take rice flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Add warm water little by little till the flour looks crumbled.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with 1/4th of water. Close it with the lid.
  • In the puttu maker add the grated coconut, then the crumbled flour.
  • Keep it on the cooker valve where pressure releases.
  • Cook for 5minutes till you see the vapour release through the holes of puttu maker.
  • Demould it to the plate.
  • Serve warm with your preferred sides.




  1. To know the flour is ready, when you hold tight in your hand ,it will hold and when you crumble it crumbles again.
  2. You get the whole puttu maker like  This.


  1. Looks very nice? I almost feel to have one of it for my Breakfast

      1. We encourage cooking, sharing and enjoying cuisine around the world ?

        1. That’s really appreciating.?..As the technology grows we are able to know about different cuisines from all over the world?

  2. Wow, never knew that this is cooked on top of the pressure cooker valve with the steam!!

    1. There are two types Archana…one puttu maker have pot of its own, another we can keep it on cooker valve?

  3. My favourite… yummy..

  4. I’ve never tried this! It looks very delicious ?

    1. Thank you Divya?…do try when possible?.. you will love it

  5. Our steamed rice cake is called puto. Now I wonder if its origin is from India 🙂 We also put cheese on top of it 🙂

    1. That’s really interesting information??.. I think there are lots of similar recipes all over with a little tweaking to their taste…all credits to ancient travellers?… thanks for sharing this information?

  6. Amazing! We have something similar back home and we call it ‘puto’! 🙂

    1. That’s really interesting.?.. another amazing blogger friend too shared this information… blogging helps us to share such interesting information…?Thank you?

      1. Actually, I should not be surprised as I’m aware a lot of Sanskrit words had made their way into the different Philippine languages (many Philippine islands had been under the Srivijayan and Majapahit empires). But it delights me still the same 🙂

        1. Oh… if I’m not wrong, I have known that vast Indian roots along Indonesia and many other regions… thanks for sharing your knowledge?.. maybe still more surprises that we are unaware??

  7. Oooooh yummy! I would love some of that right now, Lathi!

    1. I wish I could pass it on to you?.. else you are always welcome to our place??… Thank you so much dear?

  8. Lovely share! Had it once with banana, and loved it 🙂

    1. Thank you Freda?..ya there are various sides accompanied with this dish?

  9. The ultimate combo!!

    1. I personally love this combo?

  10. I’d love to try this one..!!

    1. Thank you?…do try and let me know how it turns?

  11. An ultimate breakfast! Don’t need a lunch that day???

    1. ?? True on that day it will be mostly late lunch or early dinner for us??

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