Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Mani Puttu


Strained rice powder – 2 cups
Coconut milk – 2 cups
Water - as required
Salt - as required
Sugar – ¼ cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup

Method of Preparation:

In a thick bottomed pan, add 4 cups of water. Boil it with salt. Add rice powder and mix it to make soft dough like that of idiyappam. Make small balls of it. In the puttu pot, as usual fill the grated coconut and the already made balls (layer them alternately) and steam it. The side dish for this is coconut milk and sugar. 


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