Parboiled rice/ Idli rice - 3 cups
Coconut - 1/2 ( grated)
Wash and soak rice in boiling water for 4 hours. Again wash and drain out water, spread it on a cotton cloth to remove water thoroughly. Once ready, grind it in a mixer grinder. Meanwhile mix salt in water and sprinkle it on the rice powder (this moistens the powder). Keep on sprinkling till small lumps are formed. Now run it in a mixer to remove that lumps.
Place Puttu-kudam on the stove, fill 1/2 of it with water bring it to a boil. Meanwhile fill Puttu-kutti - a handful of grated coconut, followed by 3 handful of rice powder, then a handful of grated coconut, repeating the same until puttu-kutti is full. Close the lid and place it over Puttu-kudam and steam on high flame for 5 minutes and then on low-flame for 5 minutes.
Puttu is ready to be served with Kadala (Bengal Gram) Curry/Cheruppayur (Green Gram) Curry.