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Banana Puttu / Kerala Ethakka Puttu

Ethakka puttu is another filling and healthy breakfast of Kerala. Banana is an all time favorite of adults as well as kids and truly filling. This is also an option for those lazy Sunday mornings when you are too lazy to make kadala curry. All u need is 2  ripe but firm bananas (not too ripe ones) and a truly filling and healthy breakfast is ready . Banana is chopped into small pieces and put into the puttu kutti after you add the coconut scrapings and then top it with puttu podi.

Great way to use up that left over and blackened banana!!

Puttu podi: 2 cups.
Salt: ½ tsp or to taste.
Water: As needed.
Coconut scrapings: As needed.
Banana ripe but firm: 2 or 3 (chopped).

1.      Mix puttu podi with salt.
2.      Sprinkle water as needed and rub with your fingertips till it resembles bread crumbs.
3.      Put little coconut scrapings into the puttu kutti, put in some of the chopped banana.

4.   And top it with pottu podi. (I used cherattu pottu kutti).

5.      Put it on top of the cooker. (the place were u put the cooker weight).
6.      When steam comes, simmer the flames and in 2 or 3 minutes your banana puttu is ready.


  1. good blog. Keep up the good work.

  2. excellent, thanks for the post

  3. Nice, If I don't have puttu podi, what is the alternate powder? can I make use of wheat power (which we use to make rooti, chappati)?

    1. Hi Priya, you can definitely use wheat powder....or atta....we make it and call godambu puttu....but be a bit careful when you make the when you sprinkle with water...but if you have a food processor...then just pop the atta in it....and drizzle water and salt through the feeder and run it until it resembles breadcrumbs or coarse sand....I have also shown here how to make puttu with just a coconut give a search if you do not have puttu maker. ..hope this helps you, Priya.


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