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