Paneer Masala Puttu


1 1/2 cup puttu flour / puttu podi
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 cup paneer, crumbled
1 big onion, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Mix the puttupodi with little salt and add water little by little to the puttu podi till it becomes wet/ moist and mix thoroughly without any lumps. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and saute well till soft adding little salt.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste to this and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add chopped tomato and cook till mushy and soft.
  5. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and mix well for a minute.
  6. Now add the crumbled paneer , mix well and cook till the paneer coats well with the masala.
  7. Adjust the salt and chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame.
  8. To prepare the puttu, take a puttu maker and layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut first, then the paneer masala and then add puttu podi as the third layer. Repeat the process, till the puttu maker is filled.
  9. Fill pressure cooker/ puttu kudam with 2-3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  10. Place the puttu maker on top of it and steam cook for 5-7 minutes or until the steam starts coming out from the top of puttu maker. 
  11. Remove it to a plate and serve hot…
  • Here I used a chiratta puttu maker, first layer it with 1 tbsp grated coconut , then the paneer masala and then add puttu podi. Then top it with another layer of paneer masala and some grated coconut and then steam cook..

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