Homemade Rice Puttu Recipe | Kerala Matta Rice or Basmati Rice by Archana’s Kitchen

Homemade Rice Puttu Recipe | Kerala Matta Rice or Basmati Rice by Archana’s Kitchen


  • To begin making the Kerala Rice Puttu, wash and soak the rice overnight or for about 8 hours. Once the rice has soaked well drain the water and spread the rice on a kitchen towel and dry it out.

  • Allow the rice to dry for about 20 minutes but ensure it retains a bit of the moisture, else the rice will not grind well in mixer-blender.

  • Grind the rice till it is mildly coarse. Do not grind the rice too much as it may get lumpy. 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the powdered rice, salt and 1/2 cup of the grated coconut. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of water on to the rice mixture and stir to combine well with your fingers. 

  • The puttu mixture will be crumbly. When you hold the puttu mixture tightly in the palm of your hands it will hold together like a ball, when you release it, it will break apart. That’s the consistency we want to make the Puttu.

  • Keep the Puttu Rice Mix aside for 10-15 minutes. 

  • Take a Puttu mould and place a 3 or 4 tablespoons of the prepared Puttu mixture and a 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut in the centre and a few more tablespoons of the Puttu mixture on the top. Lightly press it and cover the pan.

  • Prepare the Puttu steamer with water at the bottom, and place the puttu mold and steam on high heat for about 10 minutes. You will notice that after 5 to 6 minutes the steam will start releasing from holes in the top of the mold.

  • This is when you know that the puttu is getting steamed from the inside. Allow this steam to escape for at least 5 minutes. In total the Puttu is steaming for a good 10 minutes.

  • Once done, turn off the heat. remove the mold from the steamer and open the lid, and using a spoon of a blunt knife, push the steamed Kerala Puttu of the mold into a plate.

  • Continue the same process with the remaining Puttu Mixture.

  • Serve Kerala Rice Puttu Kadala Curry or with sugar & chopped bananas for a wholesome meal.



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