Mauritian coconut poutou


Poutou is a traditional Mauritian snack made with ground rice, coconut and milk. Our version is a simplified recipe. Learn how to make these soft and delicate coconut poutous at home in only a few steps!

5 from 19 votes

mauritian coconut poutou

Servings 6 serves
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 90 g white rice (short grain) or rice flour
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 150 ml warm milk
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp butter room temp
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence


  • If you're using white rice, start by grinding the rice in a blender until it turns into very fine grounded rice.
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Rest the mixture for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Using a microwave-safe silicone cupcake mold, divide the mixture equally into 6. Then gently press the top of the mixture with a spoon to make them flat and uniform.
  • Place in the microwave and cook for 5 minutes on normal settings.
  • Let them rest for 5 minutes then unmold and coat with desiccated coconut while they are still warm.


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: Vegetarian

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  1. My mother will be thrilled! She bought a tin poutou mould many years ago when she went to Mauritius on holiday but has never found a recipe for the soft poutou of old. The few poutou you can find today are tough and tasteless. Thank you so much.

    1. That’s great to hear! We hope that she will love our recipe and that it’ll bring her good memories! Thanks for watching our videos! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Highly recommended 😋

  3. 4 stars
    Yes! Thank you. I’ve been looking for this for a long time now

  4. That’s amazing , will definitely try it

  5. 5 stars
    Very easy and tasty recipe thanks for sharing best specially who do not eat weat grain because of any health issue i make this for my kids

  6. Ça à l’air très simple Je veut l’essayer aussitôt possible merci pour la recette de rêve

  7. Cynthia says:

    5 stars
    Tried it and it was very soft and yummy

  8. 5 stars
    Thanks from the bottom of the heart for sharing this yummy recipe of coconut poutou in simple way surely will try it .

  9. Mosafeer says:

    5 stars
    I have been dying to eat some toutou for a long time.
    Always thought poutou could only be prepared by the NASA( yea the Aeronautics)
    Now I know it can be cooked just like that.
    Now I wish to eat Nan farata which was very popular during Ramadan in the 1970s

  10. 5 stars
    Wonderful and very nice to see the recipe so well defined.
    Would love to share with my family abroad which they have difficulty having it in

  11. Nishtabye says:

    Hi! Can we use poutou maker (steamed) instead of microwave?

    1. Hi there, yes you can! If the mix in too runny, add some more rice flour 😉

  12. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. 5 stars
    Thank you for this good recipe

  14. How do you store these, in the fridge?

  15. Can you please tell me how to store these overnight, in the fridge?

    1. Hi Laurel, sorry for the late reply. You can store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  16. 5 stars
    Good morning from Carcaixent Valencia Spain. Mauritian by birth and living for over 45 years. Real soft and yummy Poutous. Thanks for this very simple and yet wonderful recipe.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback Mike! We really appreciate hearing from Mauritians around the world! Take good care 🙂

  17. @cookinghealthcareideasbypr5550 says:

    5 stars
    Delicious 😋 mouth watering dear friend stay connected with me

  18. 4 stars
    I do it with ground rice usually.. now i will try it this way too🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺

  19. 4 stars
    Malaysian version with pandan and palm sugar seems much better nah?

  20. 5 stars
    I have done it.its has become yummy.

  21. 5 stars
    Yaya mauritius is the best 🤣💞💞💞👍👍😋😋

  22. 5 stars
    This way of making poutou is fantastic.
    Seems easy with effective result.
    Thank you

  23. 4 stars
    so yummy in the philippines we also have this rice cake and we also called it “puto”

  24. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this upload.. that was one of my go to snacks while walking to primary school 20 years back.

  25. 5 stars
    That’s amazing. Will definitely try it soon

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