Chiratta Puttu

Chiratta Puttu


  1. Roasted rice flour – 2 cups(I normally use Nirapara/Eastern brand)
  2. Salt – 1 tsp.
  3. Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
  4. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup
  5. Water – 11/4 cup (This depends on the brand of rice flour you are using.Usually the flour we get here is well roasted; so more water is needed to wet the flour.)


Transfer the rice flour into a wide vessel.

Add salt and sugar to the water and mix.Pour 1 cup of water over the flour uniformly and mix well with hand breaking any big lumps formed.Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of water.

The wetted flour

Checking the doneness

If you hold some wetted flour in ur palm it should form a lump which could be broken easily. Transfer the wetted flour into a mixer/grinder and grind it to a fine powder. Add the grated coconut ( 1/2 cup) and mix. Your flour is now ready for steaming.

Chiratta puttu maker

Put 1 tbsp. of grated coconut into the puttu maker.Fill the puttu maker with the wetted flour upto the top and close with it’s lid.

Take little water in your pressure cooker.Let boil. Close the cooker with it’s lid. Don’t put on the weight, instead place your puttu maker there (yeah, there is a hole at the bottom of the puttu maker).The heat should be high.

Once you see the steam emerging out of the puttu maker lower the heat and cook further for 5 minutes.Carefully transfer the cooked puttu to the serving plate.

Serve hot with any spicy gravy / stew.

Steaming hot puttu

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