Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe with Payar and Pappadam – Steamed Rice Flour Cake with Coconut

post modified on February 12

Written by Puja

Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe is one of the healthiest recipes served in Kerala for Breakfast. Puttu is a combination of rice flour and grated coconut.

Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe

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Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe with Payar and Pappadam – Steamed Rice Flour Cake with Coconut

Kerala rice puttu recipe is one of the staple food in Kerala. Since puttu is made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, it is one of the healthiest breakfast recipes in Kerala.

People in Kerala eat puttu in various combination like puttu payar pappadam, puttu kadala curry, puttu with banana, puttu with milk and sugar, Puttu with desi ghee and sugar and many more.

Kids love puttu recipe, hence this recipe can also be considered as a tiffin box recipe. Simply add puttu, ghee and sugar and the lunch box are ready.


Kerala Rice Puttu Payar Pappadam Recipe

Kerala Rice Puttu Recipe with Payar and Pappadam Recipe – Steamed Rice Flour Cake with Coconut

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Puja


  • Rice Puttu Flour - 1 Cup Homemade or Ready made mix
  • Water - 1/4 cup adjust as per need
  • Salt - as required
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
  • Green Gram - 1/2 Cup
  • Pappad - as required


  • Wash and pressure cook the green gram for 3 to 4 whistles by adding enough water.Keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile, mix the rice flour with the salt.
  • Sprinkle water little by little and mix it with your finger tips. The flour should be moist but it should be crumbly. If you take a little flour between your thumb and index finger and press it tightly, it should hold its shape. That is the correct consistency.
  • Take the puttu mould and start with the layer of coconut and then add the prepared flour.
  • Alternate the coconut and flour till the end of the mould. Cover the mould with the lid.
  • Fill water in puttu kudam and boil the water. Then place the puttu maker on top of it.
  • Cook it on the medium flame for around 5-7 minutes or till you can see the steam coming out of the puttu.
  • To de-mould, push the back of the mould with the wooden ladle or spoon onto a plate.
  • Fry the Pappad as many as you want.
  • Serve the puttu when it is warm along with payar(green gram) and fried pappad.


Make sure that you do not press the flour-mix tightly in the container, just fill it loosely. If you pack it tightly, there will be no space for air to expand inside the flour and you will end up with hard Puttu.
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