Monday, March 31, 2014

Sweet Coconut Idli (Steam Rice Cake)

I had a packet of frozen shredded coconut in the fridge for a long time, I bought it with the thought of making coconut chutney for idli, for some reason the chutney never materialized. One day I just started craving for Kueh Putu Piring, a kind of steamed rice cake with palm sugar filling that served with some fresh shredded coconut.

Since I had a batch of freshly fermented Idli batter in the fridge, I made this Sweet coconut Idli, soft and tasty. Quite close to what Kueh Putu Piring taste like, it took care of my craving and I was not the only one that feast on it, NS liked it too.

2 cup of fermented Idli Batter 
100 gm palm sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
a pinch of salt
a pinch of baking soda

1.  Mix palm sugar and brown sugar with 1/4 cup of water, microwave or cook in a sauce pan until sugar completely dissolved.  Add a pinch of salt and shredded coconut into the syrup, blend well.

2. Scoop out the idli batter, add a pinch of baking soda, beat with a whisk until a little fluffy.

3. Heat up a steamer with a idli mould/pan in it, when the water boiling and mould become hot, add about 2 tbsp of batter in each mould, then add 1 tbsp of sweetened coconut, covered with another 1-2 tbsp of idli batter.

4. Steam for 10 minutes at high heat. Take the idli out, wait for 2-3 minutes before removing from mould.

It goes well with a cuppa Masala Chai!


  1. look like putu piring, must be very good!

    1. Hi Sonia, yeah not as dry as putu piring, with the idli batter this should have higher protein.