Putli mandi
Alternative namesPutlimandi, putli'mandi', putli-mandi, putlihmandi
TypeRice cake
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateSulu

Putli mandi, is a Filipino dessert steamed rice cake originating from the Tausug and Yakan people of Sulu. It is made from glutinous rice dough (though it can also be made with cassava) rolled into balls and filled with sweetened coconut strips (hinti). It traditionally uses pulut glutinous rice which gives it a natural deep purple color, but it is also commonly dyed in modern versions. It is sprinkled with fresh grated coconut before serving. The name comes from Tausug putli ("princess") and mandi ("bath"). [1][2][3]

Putlimandi is similar to pichi-pichi but differs in that pichi-pichi does not normally have fillings.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "DINING: Davao's Pers Satti Haus". Across Coordinates. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Madarang, Rhea Claire (May 27, 2018). "Sweet tradition: A peek at Tausug treats". Rappler. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "The Curious Mrs and The Tausug's Best". Budgetarian Explorer. April 15, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "PUTLI-MANDI OR PICHI-PICHI". No Place Like Home Cooking. May 14, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  5. ^ Magsanoc, Abby. "Isang Araw ng Pagtanggap: Hijab for a Day". The Benildean. Retrieved January 26, 2021.