Breakfast/ Kerala Recipes

Gothambu Puttu | Wheat Puttu

Gathambu Puttu

Healthy Steamed wheat flour cake.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

  1. Wheat Flour- 1 cup
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Grated coconut – as required
  4. Water – as required


  • Dry roast the wheat flour over medium low heat ,stirring continuously for about 5 minutes or until the colour changes slightly.Set aside to cool.

  • Transfer the wheat flour to a mixing bowl ,add salt and  mix well.Sprinkle water little at a time and mix well using your fingers until you get a crumbly texture with tiny lumps.(The mixture should  not be dry and should be just wet enough for steaming.)

  • Transfer this mixture into a mixer /food processor ,pulse for few seconds.

  • This is done to remove the lumps and to make it soft.

  • Add 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut  into the puttu mould.Spoon in the wheat mixture until the mould is halfway filled.Next add 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut and fill the remaining half with the wheat mixture.Finish off with 1 or 2 tbsp of grated coconut ,if desired.

  • Steam it for about 5 to 8 minutes.Transfer the cooked puttu to a serving tray.Serve with banana and pappadam or kadala curry.


    • Make sure you add water little at a time.If there is too much water in the wheat flour mixture,puttu will turn out hard.

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                • Reply
                  August 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm

                  I made this puttu and came out really soft and smooth! Thanks for the great recipe!

                  • Reply
                    August 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

                    Thank you Jomsy for the feedback…
                    Happy cooking

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                  March 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm


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