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Steamed Rice Cake for Babies & Kids | Red Rice Puttu Recipe for Kids

Puttu - Steamed rice cake recipe with red rice
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Red rice - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
  • Water - as required
  • Ghee - 1 tsp



  • Soak red rice for 2 hours. Wash the red rice well in water and dry it under sun for 30 minutes. Then heat a pan and dry roast the red rice for 5 minutes in low flame or until hot to touch. Don't burn it while roasting. Let it cool down and then grind it in a mixer to a liitle coarse powder. Set aside.


  • Take the ground red rice flour in a wide plate and sprinkle little warm water on it and wet the entire flour. Keep mixing with water until you could able to make a fist when hold together and should crumble and fall when left. This is the correct consistency for puttu.
  • Layer the cylindrical tube first with little grated cocount , then add fistful of red rice flour, then again add grated coconut. Repeat the process until the flour is finished. You can fill it until it reaches the end of cylindrical tube. Now fill the puttu pot with water and attach the cylindrical tube with lid. Steam cook for 8-10 minutes. U will get a nice aroma when its done, switch off the flame.
  • Remove the cylindrical tube from the pot , open it and gently push it with a laddle. Puttu is ready.


Serving: 2g