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Mani Pittu

Difficulty rating 3/5 Serves 1 Takes 00:00

Mani pittu is a Sri Lankan favourite, often eaten with a spicy gravy, katta sambal and milk.


  • grams of Rice Flour
  • cup of Water
  • pinch of Salt
  • tbsp of Powdered Coconut Milk


  • Here's how to whip up this Sri Lankan meal for dinner, as an alternative to pol pittu.
  • Add water little by little and mix
  • Once it turns to dough, stuff it into a pittu-maker (or string-hopper maker)
  • Dust a sieve with flour and hold the pittu-maker over it
  • Turn the handle of the pittu-maker till stringy pieces of dough (mani) fall into the sieve
  • Sift the sieve of dough pieces
  • Stuff the pieces into a pre-heated pittu-steamer (pittu-bambu
  • Place on the stove for 2 minutes
  • Take off the stove, and pour a touch of coconut milk into the bambu to loosen the cooked pittu
  • Hold the bambu horizontally over your plate and push the log of mani pittu out
  • Serve hot with a side of milk and katta sambal



Get some katta sambal to go with your mani pittu!

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