PODA PITHA | How to make PODA PITHA

By Soma Pradhan  |  24th Apr 2017  |  
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PODA PITHAby Soma Pradhan
  • Prep Time

    25

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  • Cook Time

    25

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  • Serves

    4

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About PODA PITHA Recipe

Poḍa piṭha : Pitha is a kind of cake which is prepared in the Eastern Part of India in Odisha, West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. Poda pitha or burnt pitha is a slow-cooked pitha made from fermented rice and black gram, with chopped coconut and or grated coconut, some crushed pepper, some crushed ginger and some crushed green cardamom. The outer crust is slightly burnt, while the inside is soft and white. Though, It is mostly made during Raja Parba , you can make it in any occasion. Add jaggery instead of sugar to increase its earthiness.

PODA PITHA, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of PODA PITHA is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Soma Pradhan. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make PODA PITHA is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step PODA PITHA recipe by Soma Pradhan. PODA PITHA can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in PODA PITHA just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. PODA PITHA can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out PODA PITHA.

PODA PITHA

Ingredients to make PODA PITHA

  • 1 tea cup rice
  • ½ tea cup urad dal
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1 green cardamom crushed
  • ½ inch ginger crushed
  • 3 to 4 black pepper crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashew
  • 2 tbsp chopped raisins
  • 1 tbsp chopped coconut
  • 1 cup grated coconut

How to make PODA PITHA

  1. Soak rice and dal overnight.
  2. In the morning, grind to a not so smooth paste using very little water.
  3. Let the batter ferment for 8 hours
  4. Add crushed ginger, crushed pepper, crushed green cardamom, cashew nuts, raisins, jaggery or sugar, grated coconut and chopped coconut.
  5. Mix the batter nicely so everything is evenly distributed.
  6. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  7. In the mean time, preheat your oven at 170 degree centigrade for 10 minutes.
  8. Grease your baking tray with ghee or clarified butter.
  9. Pour the batter into it.
  10. Put the baking tray to bake at 160 degree centigrade for 45 minutes.
  11. Let the bake cool down completely for at least an hour. If you have time, let it rest overnight before you demould.
  12. Cut into small pieces and enjoy the sweet poda pitha.

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