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Puttarisi/putarisi which is called as sticky rice is used throughout Asia.  It is also called with different names such as glutinous rice, sweet rice, pearl rice, mochi etc.  This kind of rice is sticky when cooked.  There are also black and purple varieties.

The puttarisi/putarisi sweet which I am posting is our family favorite, being made in our family for a long time by my paternal grand mother and then my mom.  This is our family recipe too. We love this a lot for its texture and pleasant fragrance, so no extra flavoring/fragrance like saffron or cardamom is needed.   This is so easy to make and unique in taste.  Seriously I feel like eating some more when I was drafting this post :)  Will also post another recipe with black sticky rice soon..




Puttarisi/sticky rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar -3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp (while serving)
Coconut - 2 tbsp (scrapped/grated)
Cashews - 10 to 12 chopped finely



1. Wash the rice just once with tap water.
2. Drain the water.
3. To the drained rice, add a cup of milk.
4. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles in medium flame.
5. One the pressure is released.
6. Transfer the cooked rice in a pan add the sugar stir them until the sugar is melted and well blended with the rice and milk mixture. (Do this in low flame)
7. Now fry the coconut and cashews in ghee add to the pudding now. Mix everything until well blended.
8. Serve hot with 1/2 tbsp of ghee.


1. Just wash the rice once to retain the pleasant aroma.
2. It tastes so good when served hot.
3. If you don't have pressure cooker you can follow this way.

Soak the washed rice in water for 1/2 hr then cook with 1 1/2 milk by stirring once in a while until all the milk is absorbed and the rice is cooked.  Once this is done follow the above steps from 6 to 8.

Hope you all enjoyed our favorite puttarisi pudding!!!

Umm Mymoonah  – (September 29, 2011 at 11:36 PM)  

Different style of rice pudding, looks very delicious.

Unknown  – (September 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM)  

This is totally new to me Pavi...looks very tempting and beautiful clicks

Sushma  – (September 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM)  

Hey that looks great..I hvnt come across this rice variety in here..

Indian Khana  – (September 30, 2011 at 1:05 AM)  

Looks so yum ...this is new for me and loved it ...

Sudha Sabarish  – (September 30, 2011 at 1:06 AM)  

This looks so yummy and also new to me and very tempting.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (September 30, 2011 at 1:53 AM)  

looks lovely and mouthwatering...beautiful clicks as usual.

chef and her kitchen  – (September 30, 2011 at 2:23 AM)  

Very nice n tasty pudding,pass me that bowl naa

Priya Suresh  – (September 30, 2011 at 3:46 AM)  

Super delicious rice pudding, pass me that bowl,seriously drooling here..

Rekha shoban  – (September 30, 2011 at 4:24 AM)  

really new to me...but it looks very taste n yummy!

Anonymous –   – (September 30, 2011 at 5:00 AM) sticky rice;)) Sweet as:)

Nithya  – (September 30, 2011 at 5:31 AM)  

Looks really delicious :) I have never tasted this before and would love to give it a try :)

Prathima Rao  – (September 30, 2011 at 5:51 AM)  

A new & creamy sweet dish :) Looks luscious & yummy!!!
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Prema  – (September 30, 2011 at 7:28 AM)  

Delicious pudding,luks yum...too gud presentation.

KrithisKitchen  – (September 30, 2011 at 8:01 AM)  

Superb rice pudding.. For some reason my mind read the word as Puratasi :D...
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Raks  – (September 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM)  

This sounds very new to me and looks so so tempting...craving for some now!

Alpana  – (September 30, 2011 at 9:58 AM)  

Different kind of pudding But it looks so yummy.......amazing presentation.

Reshmi Mahesh  – (September 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM)  

A new dish to me...looks delicious...Awesome presentation and clicks...

Unknown  – (September 30, 2011 at 10:33 AM)  

wow, that looks yummy and so tempting. I love thai sticky rice, but didn't know that we have an Indian version too. Where do you get this rice, I have never seen it here in Indian grocery stores in US.

Reva  – (September 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM)  

I have had this just once and even now I can recollect the texture and flavour. Thanks for this yummy recipe.. The pics are just superb..:)
Super good..:)

Neetz  – (September 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM)  

definitely delicious looking!!

Anonymous –   – (September 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM)  

I absolutely love rice pudding but never tried with sticky rice . Looks lovely.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.  – (September 30, 2011 at 6:13 PM)  

Hi, Puttarisi Dessert(rice milk pudding) is a new one and luks Yumm,dense and delicious.Luv ur recipes.

R  – (September 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM)  

its a new dessert for me, looks so delicious.

turmericnspice  – (October 1, 2011 at 11:33 AM)  

love the pix...such an authentic dessert

Vardhini  – (October 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM)  

Never used sticky rice before .. new and yummy.

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priya ravi  – (October 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM)  

wow, awesome clicks .. truly tempting :)

vandana rajesh  – (October 3, 2011 at 12:50 AM)  

superlike..a new dish to me, the pudding looks really tasty. Lovely clicks and presentation.

radha  – (November 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM)  

The putarisi looks like murmura ( puffed rice)- is that it?

Gayathri Kumar  – (September 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM)  

This looks great Pavithra. I have seen light brown coloured puttarisi but haven't come across this white rice. I will search for it...

Unknown  – (May 3, 2013 at 10:57 PM)  

Hi madam, can you please tell me where in Tamilnadu white variety of puttarisi available. I have found black variety in few places but I couldn't find white variety in my search. I appreciate your guidance to find it. Thanks.

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