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.