Ragi Puttu Recipe – Finger Millet (Kezhvaragu) Puttu Recipe – Sweet Ragi Puttu

Written by Mullai

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    1. Mullai

      I don’t think it makes any difference… store bought ragi flour is roasted to some extent to prolong shelf life….so any one of them is fine to use.Thanks Sathish, let me know how it turned out brother!

    1. Mullai


      Traditionally a cloth is used to steam the flour, I've never tried in a plain pan so far. Double lined cheese cloth or even baby cloth nappy will work too. I hope thats not so hard to find. Light weight towel will work too. Hope this helps.

  1. sripriyasun

    Hi Mullai,
    This reciepe sure does looks yummy, I am going to try this reciepe and tell you how it came but i just wanted to know whether you have any side dish to go along with this. If so can you please post it because this would be my first time trying this i want to do this perfect.

  2. vaishnnavi

    hello Mullai

    Thanks for all the wonderful recepies u are sharing with us. So far all the recipes i tried from ur website has come out really good.

    I have not tried any puttu varieties so far. I dont have an idly cooker. so could you please tell me an alternative method
    to make this recipe without an idly cooker.

    1. Mullai

      Vaishnavi, does your rice cooker have a steamer basket?? Then that will be a good option to try, fill the rice cooker with little water and place the puttu maavu wrapped in cloth and place it in the basket and steam. Now… i'm not sure with the timing, so try for 10 to 15 minutes. The other possibility is to use a regular wide sauce pan filled with water, place a right fitting plate inside to hold the puttu, cover with lid. Thanks.

  3. shan

    After seeing ur receipe post, i went to the Indian store and bought ragi flour…Will try this today and let u know the outcome

    Have a great day

    1. Mullai


      Any light towel or thin cotton material would do the needful, doesn't exactly have to be muslin. Mine???? have u seen baby cloth diaper rolls , buy a big roll, wash them with light soap, or run a clear cycle in ur washer and use it. May sound gross but worth it, I meant new… unused ones..they really work well for making paneer too. All the best.

      1. Sharmilla Saravana

        That’s not gross. :-))) its being resourceful:-)) I never thought of that. I bought this cheesecloth they use for painting from Home depot and I used it to steam pittu and i loose a bit thru those holes since that material easily stretches. So I will try this. Thanks.

      2. suja

        Thats a neat trick. Can you please let us know the brand and price of these diaper cloths and also the store where you got them. That will save me a lot of time. Thanks in advance. 


        1. Mullai


          Bought mine at K-mart but the problem is they come in big packs and quite expensive too. Its advisable only if you wish to use the whole bundle orelse stick to any thin towel. These cloth diapers come in different size and thickness, choose wisely, look for thin nappy cloths and don't buy those pre-fold thick ones.

  4. abigail

    Dearmost Mullai,

    Can i do the same process with radymade rice flour we get in us .It WOULD BE GRAET IF U COULD HELP ME WITH THIS

    1. Mullai

      Abigail, guess we can do but slightly dry roast the flour before steaming. Texture always differ, only freshly ground flour taste good.

  5. aniethamaniezhilan

    hi mullai ,

    I am longing for this one and u gave this to us ,so i am really happy ,i will try this soon and
    let u know my results, thank u for ur effort to give us really healthy and delicious recipes

    regards aniethamaniezhilan

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