I like seeing people eat what I cook. Somehow that’s more relishing to me than just gulping my own stuff.
But this thing called Puttu – till sometime back, was probably my oxymoron equivalent for cooking. Easy but difficult. No two attempts get you the same result. A rice cake that’s supposed to be easy to steam & cook often ends up lumpy and hard. And never did I get a compliment.
All that’s changing today. I am rewriting history, courtesy my mom.


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  • Course Breakfast
  • Cuisine kerala
  • Yield 2 serving
  • Cooking Time 25 minutes
  • Total Time 25 minutes


Rice Powder
1/2 Cup
Brown Rice Cooked
2 Tablespoons
1/2 Teaspoon


  1. Take the dry rice power, put it in a blender/mixer, add 1 tablespoon rice to it,
  2. Add the salt and Butter
  3. Note, there is not water involved. That's the key. The moisture in the rice and the greasiness of the butter will make the powder stick together
  4. Now, after adding all of this to the blender, close it and press the pulse button. Not the power 1, not the power 2 or 3. Just the pulse, for a moment like 5 seconds. The sudden thrust blends the powder into a smooth mixture.
  5. Open and check the mixture, feel it. Does it look moist enough?
  6. If not, add some more rice - 1/2 a tablespoon and continue the pluse method and check. In 2-3 rounds you'll end up with the perfect Puttu Batter
  7. World Domination
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