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rice puttu with banana

Rice Puttu / Arisi Maavu puttu

Puttu is one of the most popular and healthy breakfast of south Indians.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword how to make puttu at home, puttu, puttu recipe in tamil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 158kcal
Author F for Flavour


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup GratedCoconut


How to make Rice puttu

  • In a pan, roast the rice flour in a medium flame till you see the steam coming out. This approximately takes 6 – 7 mins.
  • Take the roasted rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add salt to it. Mix well
  • Sprinkle water little by little to flour. Mix it with your fingers.
  • To check if the mixture is ready, when you press a portion of the flour between your palms, it should form a lump. And when you press harder it should crumble.
  • The mixture should be moist. When it is at right consistency, break all the tiny lumps with your fingertips. You can even use mixer-grinder. Use the pulse option.
  • In the cylindrical tube fill the flour mixture and coconut. First place the perforated plate in the cylindrical tube. Add 2 tbsp of grated coconut followed by flour mixture. Fill it till the half. Then add 2 tbsp of coconut and add the flour mixture till the top. End with coconut layer on top. Close it with the lid
  • Fill the Puttu pot with water and place the cylindrical tube over it. Keep in high flame. Wait till the steam comes out from the upper lid. Then keep in low flame for 5 mins. Switch off and remove the cylinder tube. Let it cool for 3-5 mins.
  • Remove the Puttu from the tube using a wooden ladle by pushing the perforated plates which placed at the bottom.
  • Serve with banana and sugar or kadala curry.


  • Puttu can be made with Wheat flour, Ragi flour, Red Rice Flour, etc. Those are very healthy options for breakfast. I will try to post recipes for those soon.
  • Take extra care while adding water. Adding too much or less will affect the texture of Puttu