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how to make erachi puttu

Erachi puttu

Erachi puttu, Steamed rice cake layered with beef masala. Puttu is a term for a variety of steamed rice and coconut dishes both savory & sweet

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Erachi puttu
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


For filling

  • 250 gms minced meat beef, mutton or chicken on your choice
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 onion chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for puttu

  • 500 gms roasted puttu powder rice flour (usually available in asian food stores)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 litre water


Instructions to make erachi puttu

  • Lightly mix salt water in rice flour until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.

  • Cook minced meat with coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. Cook till the water evaporates.

  • Sauté onions slightly in the oil.

  • Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste and sauté for few minutes.

  • Add the cooked meat, garam masala, coriander leaves and stir.

  • Boil water in puttu maker.

  • Put one teaspoon of grated coconut as the first layer. Add 2 teaspoon of meat masala as the second layer. The third layer should be 4- 5 teaspoon of puttu mix. Repeat the process, till the mould is filled. Make sure the mould is not tightly packed. Cover the mould with the lid.

  • Allow to steam on the puttu maker for 5 to 10 minutes. Erachi puttu is ready.


  • You can adjust the quantity of grated coconut on your choice.
  • You can use a choice of white or brown puttu powder.
  • To check the wetness (moisture) of the puttu mix, press the moistened powder and see if they hold together. ( though don’t add too much of water as the steam won’t pass through in the puttu maker)
  • If you don’t have a puttu maker, you can use Idli steamer to make this.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg