Erachi puttu – Steamed rice flour cake with spicy meat

Meat/Erachi PuttuSpicy meat in steamed rice cake
  • Yield : 250gm
  • Servings : 3
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 30m

Puttu is  a very familiar food of  Kerala. Putt/steamed rice cake can be made with rice, wheat flour.

This puttu/steamed rice cake is made with  rice flour and minced meat. This is a very tasty dish and can be easily prepared. Steamed rice flour with spicy meat layer.


  • Rice flour - 2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Beef - 250 gm(cut in to small pieces)
  • Onion - 1 no (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Curry leaves - 2 strings
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Coconut shell - 1 halved


Step 1

Take a bowl add rice flour, salt and water. Sprinkle water into the rice flour little by little and mix well until it become wet.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan add chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala, beef, curry leaves and water. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Then mince the meat in a food processor.

Step 4

Now drill a small hall in the coconut shell. For the first layer of Puttu/steamed rice flour cake add a tablespoon of grated coconut and 1 tsp of minced meat to the shell. Now fill the second layer with 1/2 cup of rice flour mixture. On the top sprinkle some grated coconut.

Step 5

Heat water in a pressure cooker and when the steam starts coming out place the coconut shell on the top of the nozzle of the pressure cooker and keep a napkin as a lid for the shell. Let it steam for 5 - 6 minutes in a medium heat.

Step 6

If the puttu/steamed rice flour cake is cooked well then it will come out of the coconut shell very easily. Meat/Erachi puttu is ready to be served.

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