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Pulungal Arisi Puttu (Parboiled Rice Puttu)

Pulungal Arisi Puttu
What is special there for Sivarathri?? I have prepared this Pulungal Arisi puttu to cherish the occasion.  This is our hometown, Virudhunagar special puttu. 

In our customs we used to also prepare Boiled Sweet potato (Cheeni kizhangu) and Boiled Field Beans (Mochai) on this day.  Happy Sivarathri!!! 

pulungal arisi puttu

Yields : Around 12 small size puttu

Preparation time : 15 minutes + Time for making rice flour


Pulungal Arisi          - 1 cup (Parboiled Rice)
Sugar                        - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut        - 3/4 cup


  • Wash well and soak Parboiled rice in water for 15 minutes. After that drain excess water and hang soaked rice in a muslin cloth for about 2 hours. This is done to absorb excess water from rice.
  • Get the rice powdered from a Flour mill or alternatively you may also use Mixer-Grinder to grind the flour at home. I have used only a mixer-grinder to make the flour. Also make sure you grind the rice little coarsely.  
  • You have to start making this puttu instantly after grinding the rice when the flour is little hot. 
  • Take a wide plate. Add hot flour, sugar and grated coconut to it. Mix everything well. (The hot flour will help to melt sugar and to shape puttu as we like).
  • I have used a bottom of a small box for making this shape. You may use kuzhikarandi ( a laddle which is deep) or orange juicer top. Shape as you like.
  • Steam it in Idli plates for 10 minutes. Your tasty puttu is ready!!