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Rice Puttu

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Adjust Servings:
1 cup brown Rice flour
1/2 cup water or as needed
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar or as required (optional)
1 tsp ghee
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut

Nutritional information

33.92 g
4.12 g
42.91 g
1193 mg
0 mg

Rice Puttu

  • Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy



The wonderful land of coconuts and the spice garden of India, Kerala has so many mouth-watering dishes to offer. They are often made of simple and very few ingredients. Yet, the taste is rich. Rice is a staple food in the Asian continent, especially south Asia. Since puttu is a steamed dish, hence for weight watchers and for people who health conscious, this is a good dish to eat as breakfast. You can have a variety of combination, but rice puttu is the easiest and common dish. You can combine with chickpea curry or any gravy. For a sweeter side dish, some people prefer eating with sugar.

Health Benefits

Brown rice is high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. It promotes fullness. Brown rice is highly nutritious, gluten-free grain that contains an impressive number of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial can prevent or improve several health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.

According to Dr. Axe, ghee is also highly beneficial for health because of its high smoke point. Ghee also helps in boosting your intake of vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K, all important nutrients that play a role in maintaining a healthy body, from eyesight to skin care.

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How to make Rice Puttu

  • In a pan, Dry roast brown rice flour over medium flame, stirring continuously.
  • Roast it till it gives nice aroma heated flour.
  • Transfer the roasted brown rice flour into a bowl and let it cool.
  • Add a pinch of salt and sprinkle little water to the brown rice flour and mix it well.
    • (Note: Mixture should be slightly wet but not lumpy)
  • Take a pressure cooker, Pre-heat it.
  • Put the bowl of mixture into the cooker and make sure the mixture is loosely spread in the bowl and steam cook it for 8 to 10mins on medium flame
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • Take the bowl of the mixture from the cooker and add grated coconut, 1tsp of ghee and sprinkle the 2 to 3 tbsp of sugar as per taste(optional)
  • Mix it, and the healthy rice putty is ready to serve


According to the India Tourism report, in 2006, students of the Oriental school of Hotel Management in Wayanad in north Kerala made a 10-foot long puttu in 90 minutes. They prepared the giant puttu in a specially designed 12-foot long aluminum mold, using 20 coconuts and 26 kg of powdered rice.

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