Friday, January 26, 2018

Puto/Filipino Steamed Cake

Puto is a Steamed rice cake usually served for snacks or as accompaniment for savoury dishes in Philipines. This dish is believed as a derived dish of Indian steamed puttu aka rice cake of Kerala. This cake is served simply with butter or else topped with grated coconut as much as like Kerala puttu. This puto is prepared as small cakes using mini round moulds which is steam cooked in Bamboo steamer, but you can still steam cook this cute looking Filipino cake either by using mini muffin pans or mini tartlets moulds or else simply in our Idli moulds. However i prepared mine by using mini tartlets moulds, though Puto looks super white in colour mine was slightly dull coz of light brown sugar i used for making this Puto.

Puto, Filipino Steamed Cake

Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Steamed meal' as theme, after two different steamed dishes, this Puto goes to the same theme. Puto is seriously very easy to prepare, and it has egg whites which can skipped. Usually prepared with freshly grinded rice batter, this puto can be prepared with rice flour as well. When enjoyed warm, this Puto is seriously addictive and you just cant stop with one puto. If you want a gluten free steamed cake for your evening snacks, dont forget to give a try to this Filipino steamed cake.

Puto, Sweet Filipino Steamed Cake

Recipe Source: Here
2cups Rice flour
2 Egg whites
1cup Sugar
2tbsp Baking powder
1cup Water
1cup Coconut milk/Milk

Take the milk, egg whites, water in a bowl, beat until everything gets well combined.

Now take the rice flour, sugar, baking powder in an another bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well.

Add enough water in a pot for steam cooking or else used pressure cooker for steaming.

Grease few round small moulds or muffin pan, drop enough batter and steam cook for 5-6minutes.

Puto, Filipino Steamed Cake

If a skewer inserted comes out clean, your puto is ready to enjoy.

Remove the puto from the pan.

Either top them with grated coconut or else enjoy Puto warm.



Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Again one more new interesting recipe.. never tried this type of cake.. very healthy

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake..looks so nice

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute looking cakes. I would love to try an eggless version of these cuties.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That’s such an interesting steamed cake recipe Priya. They look so soft and fluffy.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

looks so fluffy and spongy. First I thought of them as idli sort of, but as soon as my reading goes on and it is said cake. I could not believe ... you are great...So far you must have covered all countries..... anyone left???:)

Ninna said... Reply To This Comment

Easy to make and very sweet, great job on this quick recipes great for families, so i recommend this to everyone.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Coconut milk makes anything wonderful.. I am looking at how soft this looks... definitely different from our puttu, but this would be nice to dunk in milk and have...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

These dumplings look so good Priya and it is a great option for gluten free snacking. I am totally amazed at the choices you come up with. It is just marvelous!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Steamed cakes are cute and amazing how similar the food is across the nations, miles apart.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that's an awesome find!..the shape and size looks impressive..very good find Priya, is there something that you can't find?..enjoyed the series!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow the steamed buns look fantastic for snacking. Must have tasted great.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

great recipe and an amazing find - a rare recipe

Suja Ram said... Reply To This Comment

This at the first look, resembles our Idli..But a very different Cake using Eggs. Love the mould Priya, looks cute.