Red RicePuttu

Red Rice Puttu:

Whenever red rice is cooked, the natural red colorization within the bran, or hull of the rice, leaches out and dyes the rest of the dish red to pink. Red rice has lots of fiber, due to the bran, and the flavor is significantly more powerful compared to hulled rice, tasting more nutty and full. Red rice works well with a number of foods and also eaten by itself, also it can be included in other combined rice dishes to make interesting dishes.

Healthy breakfast, easy preparation.

how to Make puttu mavu at home?

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Raw rice 4 cups give you 5 cups of grind rice powder.

Wash and soak rice for 2 hours.

Drain water completely, keep in the netted basket for 10 minutes so that all the water gets drained well.

Spread the soaked rice in a clean white towel.

Grind in a mixie to a fine powder.

You can sieve it to get a fine fine powder.

Spread flour on clean cloth or paper for 4 to 6 hours (overnight).

Place a dry wok on the stove in low flame.

Add the rice flour and start stirring the flour with a ladle. We want to heat the flour thoroughly, but in low flame.

Do not stop stirring the flour. Not stirring the flour may burn it easily since heat gets through the flour very quickly.

In 5-7 minutes of stirring, you can feel( Hand bare able heat on flour)the aroma of heated flour.  Switch off the flame,

Remove the wok from the stove. The flour will be very hot, so take care. Resume stirring the flour for 2 more minutes just to release the heat from the flour. Keep the flour aside.

Let it cool, store it in an airtight container and use it whenever you need.

Red Rice Puttu Podi

Puttu Flour:


This will be very soft and tasty to eat with breakfast.


Raw rice flour-1cup can serve 3-4 person

Sugar or powdered Jaggery-4 tbsp coconut grated-1/2 cup

Moong dal -1tbsp

Cashew dry grapes 1tbsp 

Method to prepare:

In a wide pan take rice flour, a pinch of salt mix 1/2 cup of water little by little mix thoroughly until you are able to hold it as a ball.

Sieve it to get the even texture of wet flour without any lumps in it.

Place idly pan on the stove with 2 cups of water.

cover idly plate with a clean white wet cloth and spread the flour on it.

Steam cook for at least 15 minutes.

Remove from plate and bring it to a wide pan again mix with coconut, jaggery, boiled moong dal, ghee 2 tbsp.

Fry Cashew and dry grapes in a teaspoon of Ghee and add with the prepared puttu.

Rice Puttu is ready to serve.



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