Moong Dhal Puttu/Pittu

Puttu/pittu is a traditional South Indian delicacy served as a breakfast item for special occasions in our households. Moon dhal puttu is a healthy and delicious sweet puttu which I had it first time in one of my athai's(father's sister) place.My athai's MIL who is an excellent cook made this one for us when we went to their house after our wedding,liked the puttu and got the recipe from her.I made this on Friday, for prasadham to god and used the split moong dhal,originally it is made with whole moong.


Moong dhal(Paasi paruppu,split)1/2cup
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)2tbs
Raw rice1tbs
Cardamom Powder1/4tsp
Salta pinch


                     Soak the dhals and rice together for 3-4 hours and grind it coarsely in a blender with little water and a pinch of salt.
Grease the idly plate and pour the ground mixture in each mould and steam it in the pressure cooker or idly steamer till it gets cooked.Take out the cooked dhals from the idly mould and crumble it with sprinkling little water,once it becomes warm(food processor works good)
Now measure the the crumbled dhal mixture in a cup(tightly packed) and take little less than half a cup of sugar for each cup of crumbled dhal.Make sugar syrup by adding water to single string consistency.
Add in the crumbled dhal,stir it followed by grated coconut,cardamom powder,fried cashews and ghee.Mix it well and keep it in the low flame for a minute.
Puttu is ready.
  • Instead of sugar jaggery or brown sugar can be used.
  • This puttu will be sticky when it is hot,becomes crumbly after cool down.
  • Do not keep in the flame not more than a minute after adding everything in the sugar syrup otherwise it will turn hard and rubbery.
  • Equal quantity of dhals (moong dhal+channa dhal)can also be used.
  • Grinding the dhals in the food processor gives a perfect coarse batter.
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Lovely innovative idea of making puttu...healthy n delicious!!
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Moong dal pittu is something new but looks very delicious. Love it.

yes, my grandma makes it with whole moong, this looks so delicious n lovely preparation..nice clicks!!

YUMMO..This looks awesome..You have made perfectly dear..

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Innovative dish..........yummy

lovely puttu, new to me, a nice recipe..

Very new n interesting ~ can't wait to try :)

Delicious recipe i love the combo of two dals in there.

So yum, nalini - would love to have a bowl of that - looks really delicious - please do link this to my FFNFF event

This is cool idea ...loved it ...looks so yum n interesting

very new...interesting!!!
thanks for sharing...

wow love this puttu,thanks for the recipe...

very different n unique way of making puttu :) luks delicious, will hav to try it soon. Congrats on the award dearn wishing u many more!!!

Interesting dish,very healthy..bookmarked.

Wow excellent puttu,looks wonderful and nutritious.

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