Puttu is a South Indian Dish of rice flour in cylindrical shape layered with coconut. It is highly popular in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as in many areas of Sri Lanka. Puttu is served with side dishes such as palm sugar or chickpea curry or banana.


Puttu principally consists of coarsely ground rice, grated coconut and water.

Rice 2 Cups
Grated Cocnut 1 Cup
Salt As per Taste
Water Accordingly

How to make

  • Puttu is made by slowly adding water to ground rice until the correct texture is achieved.
  • It is then spiced, formed and steamed with layers of grated coconut.

Puttu is frequently served with various breakfast dishes, such as papadum, plantain, fish curry, jackfruit, mango, chicken curry and kadala curry.

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