Motta Puttu (Egg Puttu)

Motta Puttu (Egg Puttu)

Came across this recipe online as I googled for "Puttu".
Tried it and it came out quite well. :)
I think all Puttu lovers should try it out.
This should serve 2-3 people happily.

Abeer Abdul Aziz


  1. 2 Cups Rice powder / Puttu Podi
  2. 1/2 - 3/4 Cup Water Boiling Hot
  3. To Taste Salt
  4. 3/4 - 1 Cup Coconut Grated
  5. 3 Eggs
  6. 2 Onions Medium ( chopped )
  7. 1 Tomato Medium ( chopped )
  8. 1 Teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  9. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
  10. 1 Teaspoon Chilli powder ( or as per taste )
  11. 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
  12. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
  13. 2 Green Chilli chopped
  14. 1 Sprig Coriander leaves chopped
  15. 1 Sprig Curry leaves
  16. To Taste Pepper


45 mins
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    For puttu: Dissolve salt in water. Add water little by little to the puttu podi / rice flour and mix well with a spatula. Once cooled, mix by hands to the required consistency. Keep aside for 5-10 min.

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    For egg masala: Beat eggs well with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan and scramble the eggs. Keep aside.

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    In same pan, heat some more oil add chopped onions and green chillies with a pinch of salt. Once the onions become translucent, add ginger garlic paste and stir for few min.

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    Add tomatoes. When tomatoes are cooked, make a paste of the masala powders alongwith salt and add it to the pan.

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    Once masala starts leaving oil (oil layer floats on top), add the scrambled eggs and mix well. Turn off the heat and keep aside.

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    Filling the puttu kutti (puttu mould): Put one tablespoon of grated coconut as first layer. Top with 2 tablespoons of the egg masala mixture and then 3-4 tablespoons of puttu podi. Repeat till mould is fileld and last layer will be the grated coconut.

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    Cover the puttu kutti / mould with the lid. Fill water in the puttu kudam / pot and place on stove. Once the water starts boiling, place the puttu kutti / mould over it and cook on medium flame for around 5-7 min (or until you see steam escaping from the top).

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    Serve hot/warm without or with curry of your choice.

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