Homemade Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe

Puttu is an all time classic dish of Kerala Cuisine. Watch this video and make this delicious Rice Puttu and serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner along with either coconut milk and banana or kadala curry.

Asha Venugopal
Homemade Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe
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The Kerala Rice Puttu is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish. The Puttus are fluffy steamed rice cakes of a crumbly texture which are steamed to perfection along with coconut. Even though this is traditionally served for breakfast, you can also serve the Kerala Rice Puttu for lunch or dinner too.  

You can use Matta Rice, Basmati Rice or even Ponni Raw Rice for making Puttu.

Serve Kerala Rice Puttu Kadala Curry or with sugar & chopped bananas for a wholesome meal.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Kerala Matta Rice Puttu
  2. Aval Puttu Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

495 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

535 M


6 Servings


  • 1 cup Red matta rice , or Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated + 3 tablespoons more
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar , (optional)

How to make Homemade Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kerala Rice Puttu, wash and soak the rice overnight or for about 8 hours. Once the rice has soaked well drain the water and spread the rice on a kitchen towel.

  2. Allow the rice to dry for about 5 minutes but ensure it retains a bit of the moisture, else the rice will not grind well in mixer-blender.

  3. Grind the rice till it is mildly coarse. Do not grind the rice too much as it may get lumpy. 

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the powdered rice, sugar (optional), salt and 3 tablespoons of grated coconut. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of water on to the rice mixture and stir to combine well with your fingers. 

  5. The puttu mixture will be crumbly. When you hold the puttu mixture tightly in the palm of your hands it will hold together like a ball, when you release it, it will break apart. That's the consistency we want to make the Puttu.

  6. Keep the Puttu Rice Mix aside for 10-15 minutes. 

  7. Take a Puttu mould and place 3 tablespoons of shredded coconut followed by 8 tablespoons of the prepared Puttu Rice mix.

  8. Repeat this process till the mould is full. Top off the mould with grated coconut.

  9. Steam the Kerala Puttu for 10 minutes on high heat.

  10. Serve Kerala Rice Puttu Kadala Curry or with sugar & chopped bananas for a wholesome meal.

Last Modified On Saturday, 25 April 2020 05:40
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