Sri Lankan Food

Pittu is a Sri Lankan traditional food which we eat as breakfast or dinner. It is easy to prepare. However need a special utensil to get the rolled shape.

Ingredients: (3 pittu / 2-3 servings)

1 cup rice flour (very fine rice flour is not suitable)
1 cup fresh grated coconut
1/2 tspn salt

 water as required

Special Utensil:

Pittu Bamboo Steamer

Pittu maker


First roast rice flour slightly.
Then mix flour & grated coconut together in a bowl.

Add salt & mix.
Then slowly sprinkle water time to time and mix all together using fingers. Continue this until it resembles as small crumbs.

If you try to squeeze some of the mix,if it remain without breaking; that shows water is enough for the mix.

Meanwhile boil water in pittu mould/steamer.
Fill the mix into the mould.

Steam for about 15 minutes. Once the pittu is done, we can see steam going out through the holes on top of bamboo.
Carefully remove the cooked pittu to a plate.

Continue same with remaining mixture.

Serve hot with some curry or chili paste (lunu miris) & coconut milk.

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Tip: insert a small piece of pandan leaf/rampa in to the bamboo after filling the mix & then steam. It will give a good aroma.

Sending to the event ‘Flavours of Sri Lanka’ started by Nayna.
To purchase pittu maker or instant puttu,