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Kuzha Puttu

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Kuzha Puttu - A delicious and healthy breakfast dish with a mix of sweet and savory flavors
Kuzha Puttu

Kuzha Puttu is a traditional Kerala dish made of rice flour, coconut milk and jaggery. It is also called as “puttu” or “kadala puttu” in different parts of India.

It is made of rice and coconut that are steamed in a cylindrical metal container called a puttu kutti. The rice and coconut mixture is then poured into the container, which has been greased with ghee or oil. Kuzha Puttu is usually served hot.

This dish is usually served for breakfast with a side of chutney or sambar, but it can also be served as an accompaniment to other dishes like appam, idli, dosa, or iddiappam.

Kuzha Puttu


Kuzha Puttu
5 from 3 votes

Kuzha Puttu

Kuzha Puttu - A delicious and healthy breakfast dish with a mix of sweet and savory flavors
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Kerala
Keyword: Puttu, Puttu Kadalai
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 cup Raw Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • little Ghee
  • 8 to 10 Cashew Nuts
  • a pinch Salt


  • Dry roast the rice flour in a pan.
  • Combine the sugar, coconut and cardamom powder in a bowl.
  • Add salt and little water to the rice flour.
  • Mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Add some of the rice mixture to a puttu maker and add the coconut mixture on top.
  • Top up with the rice mixture and coconut mixture so that there are 4 distinct layers - rice, coconut, rice and coconut.
  • Steam cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the puttu and transfer to a plate or banana leaf.
  • Heat ghee in a small frying pan.
  • Fry the cashewnuts and garnish the puttu with this.
  • Serve.

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