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How To Make Mani Pittu (UYAMU)

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Here's how to whip up this Sri Lankan meal for dinner, as an alternative to pol pittu.

Serving: 1 mani pittu log


  1. Rice Flour - 250g
  2. Water - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt - a pinch
  4. Coconut milk - 1 tbsp 


  • Add salt to the rice flour in a bowl
  • 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 

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