Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Ragi Puttu

Tried puttu with Ragi instead of the traditional rice flour. It turned out good. We all loved it.

Ragi flour - 200 grams
Coconut (grated) - 75 grams
Water -
Salt - to taste


  • Take the ragi flour in a bowl. Add salt. Mix well.
  • Add water little at a time kneading all the time. We are trying to make a powdery wet flour. The end result should be wet to touch, should be able to roll into a ball with the fist, but should powder back when crumbled.
  • We traditionally use a puttu kuzhal which is a long cylindrical object placed on top of a puttu kodam which is used to boil water. The steam from the boiling water enters the cylinder and thus the puttu inside the cylinder gets cooked.
  • Alternatively we can also use a cheratta (coconut shell). Just make one hole in it so that it sits on the lid of a pressure cooker. Heat water in the pressure cooker and place the coconut shell on top.
  • In whichever method you are preparing, make alternate layers of ragi flour and grated coconut. Steam it for about 7-10 minutes. 
  • Remove from the pot and push the puttu out by using a stick or a knife.

Serve with kadala curry or bananas and sugar.

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  1. That is so delicious and looks so perfect!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  2. Ah ragi puttu.. never tried... looks so simple.. I have some left over powder made for my baby will use that to make puttu. Thanks for sharing

    1. Ragi puttu tastes yummy with just coconut and sugar. Please do try and let me know..