What is Pittu?
Sri Lankan cuisine is known for its consistently delicious and addictive cuisine. Pittu is produced using extremely basic components like rice flour and coconut milk.
In Sri Lanka, Pittu is typically consumed for breakfast. Since people are off and running to work and school in the morning and cannot eat a leisurely long breakfast, it is now also eaten during lunch or dinner. Next, the Pittu is consumed with warmed coconut milk, lunu miris, and any hot curry made with meat, fish, or vegetables. It amazes me how beautiful and delicious meals can be made with such basic ingredients. That definitely causes celebration.
The traditional Sri Lankan meal “Pittu” is highly popular in many families and is loved by both the Sinhalese and Tamil cultures. Since rice and coconut are staples on our island, this main dish is also a crowd favourite, and there are many different sweet and savoury foods that can be served as accompaniments.
The History of Pittu
From the Kerala region of India, where it is also known as Puttu or Putu, Pittu travels to Sri Lanka. The traditional South Indian breakfast meal, Pittu, is consumed in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and other regions of Karnataka. Even this dish is consumed there. However, Kerala is where this dish is most well-liked.
Variants of Pittu
Pittu comes in a variety of forms. You may have been aware that Pittu is prepared from rice, ragi, or wheat, but it can also be stacked and created in incredible ways. Here are a few Pittu kinds.
- Meat Pittu
- Chicken keema Pittu
- Prawns Pittu
- Egg Pittu
- Fish Pittu
- Coconut Pittu
- Raisins Pittu
- Dasapunshpa Pittu
- Biriyani Pittu
- Tomato Pittu
- Mixed vegetable Pittu and many more.
These Pittu variants taste even better when served with a variety of side dishes.
- 1 Cup Desiocaled Coconut
- 3 Cups Rice Flour
- Hot Water
- Take a pot and add desiccated coconut.
- Add flour little by little.
- Then, add salt and a small amount of ho water.
- Then mix well until convert to small grit.
- Add the rest of flour is added and again mix well.
- Then take the Pittu bamboo and Pittu flour is filled into Pittu bamboo.
- Heat water until boil and the filled Pittu bamboo is placed on the water pot.
- When steam is released, remove the Pittu bamboo from the stove.
- Then get the Pittu by using a stick.
- Now, Pittu is ready.