Friday, April 8, 2011

Kerala Sweet Puttu

This is a random breakfast item yet tasty. I always love kerala dishes since they have a good aroma of coconut/coconut oil. Puttu is a famous dish in Kerala which can be prepared with salt/sugar,coconut and rice flour using a puttu maker. You can alternatively make with idle steamers if you don't have puttu maker. I have not tried the salt one but tried sweet puttu many times which came out perfect for me. Very healthy dish to make during busy mornings. I use chemba flour(red rice flour) for making this. If not available, replace with rice flour.

Ingredients:(for 2 persons)

Chemba puttu flour - 1 cup ( available in any Indian grocery store)
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 5 tsp (or to your taste)
Dessicated/freshly grated coconut - 3-4 tsp
Warm water - as needed
Oil - to grease idli plates


  • Mix the flour, salt, coconut well in a wide plate.
  • Sprinkle warm water little by  little or in a spoon, mix and repeat sprinkling until you can make a firm small ball out of the flour mix.
  • Grease the idli plates with oil and fill it with this flour.
  • Once filled, press the top of each filling with a spoon so that the flour doesnt come out while steaming.
  • Steam this for 10 mins or until you get a nice aroma of the puttu.

  • Now take it out, crumble it well like a flour again.
  • Mix in sugar and server hot.

I used very little coconut here due to its health effects. You can add more if you need after steaming too and enjoy its  flavor :). Add sugar to your taste. Additionally mix cardamom powder for flavor.

Sending this to CELEBRATE SWEETS - SWEETS WITH RICE event by Priya & Nivedita.

Happy weekend!


  1. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

  2. Thanks Sowmya for sending this wonderful puttu..delicious!

  3. Sweet putu looks dleicious, we don't make puttu with sugar and sugar is only added later while giving to kids.

  4. Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

  5. looks simply amazing...mmm...truly mouthwatering..
    First time here...u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits.

  6. I love this dish so much. This is so exciting and popular dish of Kerala that you can taste during your trip. You can plan for this trip from Delhi to direct reach on this beautiful place.