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What you need:

1. Rice Powder (Roasted) – 2 cups
2. Coconut – grated 1 coconut
3. Salt – As required
4. Water – 1 glass
5. Puttu Kutti


  • Put coconut, water and salt in a vessel and add roasted rice powder in small-small quantities, so that there are no much lumps appeared.
  • Take the puttu kutti, put steel disc properly to the bottom, layer (cylindrical tube) first with a little grated coconut, then add 2 fistful of puttu flour. Then again add grated coconut followed by puttu flour. Repeat the same process until the mould/puttu kutti is full ending it with grated coconut.
  • Place it on stove until enough steam appear and coming out from the pores of apparatus.
  • Puttu is prepared in a special vessel called Puttu Kutti. There are few variations in the market. The upper part where we place the flour for steaming is cylindrical in shape. The bottom part is a vessel which we place water. Another one is only cylindrical one which can be placed on a pressure cooker. If you do not have a puttu kutti, you can stem the flour on a steamer with tiny hole or an idli maker.


  • We can add some jeera or shallots cut to give an aroma if we like.
  • Have this puttu with Kadala curry banana (small or big) and pappads. Puttu is considered as staple food for all malayali families.
  • It is Important to place steel disc with holes properly at the bottom of the cylinder. Otherwise the flour will fall down.


To check the wetness / moistness of the puttu mix, just press the moistened/wet flour and see if they hold together .

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