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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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Pittu is a mixture of steamed rice flour and fresh coconut, and it’s a great alternative to rice. Knowing it was one of my favourites, Bamini cooked it often, usually serving it with curry or fried dried fish, and for breakfast with jackfruit. Pittu is commonly steamed in a cylindershaped mould, but Bamini steams hers the Jaffna way, in a cone-shaped palmyra basket that sits inside a tall narrow pot.