Sunday, 25 December 2011

Sri Lankan Pittu

Sri Lankan Food

Pittu is a Sri Lankan traditional food which we eat as breakfast or dinner. It is easy to prepare. However need a special utensil to get the rolled shape.

Ingredients: (3 pittu / 2-3 servings)

1 cup rice flour (very fine rice flour is not suitable)
1 cup fresh grated coconut
1/2 tspn salt

 water as required

Special Utensil:

Pittu Bamboo Steamer

Pittu maker

First roast rice flour slightly.
Then mix flour & grated coconut together in a bowl.

Add salt & mix.
Then slowly sprinkle water time to time and mix all together using fingers. Continue this until it resembles as small crumbs.

If you try to squeeze some of the mix,if it remain without breaking; that shows water is enough for the mix.

Meanwhile boil water in pittu mould/steamer.
Fill the mix into the mould.

Steam for about 15 minutes. Once the pittu is done, we can see steam going out through the holes on top of bamboo.
Carefully remove the cooked pittu to a plate.


Continue same with remaining mixture.

Serve hot with some curry or chili paste (lunu miris) & coconut milk.

Sri Lankan Recipes

Tip: insert a small piece of pandan leaf/rampa in to the bamboo after filling the mix & then steam. It will give a good aroma.

Sending to the event 'Flavours of Sri Lanka' started by Nayna.

To purchase pittu maker or instant puttu,


  1. look great ..awesome..will try it soon..

  2. This looks delicious! I am now following back:)

  3. We do puttu/pittu the same way. The pandan leaf is a good suggestion. I might have to look for it in the Chinese grocery

  4. this is so similar to kerala puttu.. i love that dish!

  5. Sounds healthy and tasty...Nice recipe!

  6. Inviting platter, wat a traditional food.

  7. Sounds great. Wish it was something we could make.
    Thanks for linking up at Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops.

  8. Thanks so much for the follow! Stopping by to follow back! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!!

    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt

  9. Came out delicious. Thanks for all the recipes!

    1. Glad to know pittu came out delicious.Thanks for the comment too.....


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