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Oats Puttu

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A traditional breakfast dish in Kerala
Oats Puttu

Oats puttu is an alternative to traditional puttu which has all the same ingredients but uses oats instead of rice flour. It’s easy to prepare and can be prepared in advance as well which makes it convenient for people with busy schedules.

Puttu is a traditional breakfast dish in Kerala, India. It is made of rice flour and coconut milk. It is usually eaten with bananas and other fruits.

Oats Puttu

Oats Puttu
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Oats Puttu

A traditional breakfast dish in Kerala
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian


  • 250 g Oats
  • 2 tbsp Sugar optional
  • 4 Cardamoms powdered
  • 15 to 20 Cashew nuts
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • as per taste Salt


  • Heat little ghee in a pan.
  • Fry the oats and grind smoothly in a mixie / blender.
  • Fry the cashew nuts in ghee and remove.
  • Add salt and little water to the oats powder.
  • Mix well and pressure cook till 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add sugar, coconut, cashew nuts, cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Shape them into small/medium rolls.
  • Serve.


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Helen Thomas March 5, 2014 - 4:34 pm

To the best of my knowledge, puttu is steamed and not pressure cooked. How do you get the cylindrical shape?

Avatar of Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar March 5, 2014 - 5:06 pm

As you said, it is mostly steam cooked but for this recipe it has to be pressure cooked. However you can also steam cook if preferred.
To get the cylindrical shape, use your palms to shape them or put them in a puttu maker if you have one.


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