Kuzha Puttu

Puttu is a popular and conventional breakfast of Kerala, South India. It’s made with ground rice flour layered with coconut. It is usually had with banana, sugar. kadalai curry and green gram are the most perfect accompaniment for puttu.

Here, I have use store bought multigrain puttu flour. You can use normal puttu flour too.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
  • Multigrain Puttu flour – 1.5 cups
  • Coconut – 1 cup, grated
  • Sugar – as required
  • Banana – 2, cut into pieces
  • Pacha payiru / Green gram – 1/2 cup, cooked
  • Salt – as required
  • Water – as required


  • In a bowl, add the puttu flour, salt and required water and mix well to make the flour moist.
  • You should be able to hold and form a shape but it should break when you press again.
  • Boil water in the base part of the puttu maker.
  • Now in the cylinder part, place the perforated plate.
  • Add 2 tbsp of coconut followed by some puttu flour.
  • Now again layer with coconut and puttu flour and close the lid.
  • By this time, the water would have started to boil. Now place the cylindrical part on top of the base.
  • Wait for the steam to be released. It took around 6 mins for me.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool.
  • Once cooled, using the given stick or a skewer gently press the perforated plate to remove the puttu to serve.

Serve puttu with banana, sugar. We had with pacha payiru (Green gram) and kadalai curry and it was delicious.

Key points

  • You can make the puttu using idly pan as well.

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