Mutta (Egg) Puttu

Looks like am in favor of “egg recipes” these days ;) After sharing Egg Fried Rice recipe last, I wanna share with you this “Motta/Mutta (Egg) Puttu” recipe.

This is an old post and I updated it with step by step pictures and a new main picture as well. These days I've been updating old posts with new pics and sharing them on Insta and FB. However, I thought this recipe deserved a new post.

Honestly, it's been ages I made Puttu and I didnt even have Puttu Podi with me. I checked with my friend Sheena and she came over with Podi and this turned into a cookout session. It's always fun to cook with friends, right?

So, here you go… if you like Puttu, please do try this one, am sure you'll love it.

For me, I don't need any sides for this but if you want, you can have it with any side that you normally have for Puttu. Check out Erachi Puttu recipe here.

To the old post….

Malayalees' love for puttu ( steamed rice cake) is well known. This is one of the most preferred breakfast items in Kerala. Though this is a common item in any Kerala household, for us it wasn't. It's been 4 years since I've started my cooking experiments, but puttu made a very late entry into my menu and the reason…Jose doesn't fancy puttu and he has his reasons too.

He says he had enough puttu to last for  a lifetime during his hostel days :).  I guess they served him some rock hard puttu with banana in hostel hhmm…. Ever since, he's declared his non alignment movement with puttu and I was too lazy to make it for myself.

Then a miracle happened recently…last time when we went to Kerala, during one of our visits to friend's /relatives place, he didn't have a choice but  to eat puttu and after having that he had 1/4th of a mind to have it again! I was so happy and excited!!

Thus puttu made a grand entrance to our menu :). Few days back, my cousin sis passed me Tesschechy's (my aunt)  recipe for motta puttu. I was sure that motta puttu will improve the rating of puttu (in general)  in Jose's preferred dish chart and yes it did :)

Here is the recipe:

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Motta (Egg) Puttu

A healthy, tasty and filling breakfast recipe. Traditional Kerala Breakfast – Puttu, made with rice flour, coconut and egg masala filling.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Keyword: Puttu, breakfast, kerala breakfast, healthy breakfast, Indian breakfast, south indian breakfast, mutta puttu, variety puttu,
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • For Puttu
  • 2 cups Puttu Podi
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Grated Coconut (refer notes)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Water
  • Salt
  • For Egg Masala
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 medium – big Onion (sliced)
  • 1 medium Tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp each crushed Ginger & garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp heaped Coriander powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • For Egg Masala
  • Add salt & pepper to eggs & beat well. Heat oil in a pan and make scrambled eggs. Keep it aside.
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  • In the same pan, add some more oil and add sliced onion. Cook till it becomes golden brown.
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  • Add crushed ginger & garlic. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes, until the raw smell goes.
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  • Add the masala powders & fry for 2-3 minutes, until the oil starts appearing.
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  • Add chopped tomato and salt. Mix well. Add a little water (around 2-3 tbsp) to make it a bit pasty. Cook till tomato becomes soft.
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  • Add scrambled eggs & mix well. Cook for one more minute and remove from fire. Note that it should not be too watery or too dry.
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  • For Puttu
  • Add salt to the puttu podi and mix well. Add water little by little till the powder becomes moist/wet. Add half of the grated coconut to this & mix well. If too much of lumps is formed just run it in your blender/food processor for a few seconds. Keep aside the puttu mix for 10 minutes.
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  • Filling the puttu kutti (mould/maker)
  • Put one tbsp of coconut as the first layer. Add 2 tbsp of egg masala as the second layer. The third layer should be 4-5 tbsp of puttu mix. Repeat the process, till the mould is filled. Make sure that the mould is not tightly packed. Cover the mould with the lid. Fill water in puttu kudam (pot). Place the puttu kutti on puttu kudam. Cook it on medium flame for around 5-7 minutes, or until the steam comes through. Serve hot/warm with banana or curry of your choice.


To check the wetness/moistness of the puttu mix, just press the moistened/wet flour and see if they hold together (this is a tip given by tesschechy, my aunt).
You can use more or less coconut as you like. Use the measurement given as a guideline. 
If you like, you can add 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to the egg masala in the end. 
Update: If you've some leftover bread and dont know what to do..check out Vidya's comment for this post!!
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This is chicken puttu, made by Shruti, one of MariasMenu reader's, based on the above recipe. It looks great, right? Thanks dear :)


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