Chiratta Puttu (Rice Cake Steamed in Coconut Shell)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp - water
  • 1/2 cup - grated coconut

How to Make Chiratta Puttu (Rice Cake Steamed in Coconut Shell)

  • Mix the rice flour with salt and water and mix well.
  • When you roll the mixture into a ball, it should be able to hold shape and crumble easily when you crush it.
  • Put the mixture in a grinder and run for a couple of seconds. This step is optional. The blitzing making the puttu even more softer.
  • Place the pressure cooker with water and let boil.
  • Meanwhile, take the chiratta/coconut shell or the utensil.
  • The utensil usually has a perforated disc which needs to be placed at the bottom.
  • Once the disc is in place spread a little coconut evenly on the bottom.
  • Put in the rice flour mixture till the brim.
  • Sprinkle some more coconut evenly on top.
  • Place the coconut shell or utensil on top of the pressure cooker.
  • Cover and let cook for approximately 5- 7 minutes and till the cooked smell comes.
  • Invert the shell on a plate.
  • Serve with the accompaniment of your choice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections