Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake | How to make Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake

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About Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake

It's a traditional recipe of Orissa, mainly served during Raja festival, in the month of June.

Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Lipika Mishra is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Lipika Mishra. The recipe of Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cakeis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake is 60 minute. This recipe of Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake is perfect to serve 5. Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time75mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves5People
Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake

Ingredients to make Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake

  • Rice flour - 1 1/2 cup or Broken basmati rice 1 1/2 cups
  • Coconut 1/2 cup thinly sliced
  • Milk 3 cups
  • Water 1 cup
  • Pepper powder 1/5 teaspoon
  • Jaggery powder 7-8 tablespoon
  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • For the pura / filling
  • Coconut finely grated, 1 whole
  • Jaggery 3 teaspoon
  • Chenna 1 cup
  • Raisins 1/2 cup
  • Ghee 1 teaspoon

How to make Janta Poda Pitha / Rice cake

  1. If using basmati rice, soak it for 10-15 minutes. Wash and drain all the water ( use a colander, do not dry under the fan or the sun ). Put in a grinder and grind into a fine powder. Here I used rice flour, you can use it for a quick process.
  2. Grate the coconut and keep it aside.
  3. Bring the milk and water to boil. Add salt, jaggery, cardamon and pepper powder. Add the rice flour in small batches and mix continuously so that no lumps are formed. Finally add the coconut slices.
  4. Stir the mixture on a low flame for about 10 minutes till it takes on a softer consistency like the dough used for making rotis . Switch off the flame at this stage and allow the dough to cool down a few degrees till it is tolerable. Rub ghee all over your hands and knead the still warm dough for 5 mins to make it smoother.
  5. Heat a pan add ghee followed by the raisins and stir fry for 1 minute. Add grated coconut and jaggery at this stage. Fry for 5-6 minutes and remove from the stove.
  6. Line a baking tray with foil. Spread a little ghee on the foil and add a layer of the dough about 1.5 cm thick. Spread a layer of the pura or coconut stuffing over it ( 0.5 cm thick ). Cover it with another layer of the dough ( 1 cm thick ). Spread about 1/3 teaspoon of ghee over it
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. Put in the baking tray and bake at a temperature of 150 degrees celsius for 40 minutes. Do not overdo it as the cake should remain soft and should not harden .
  8. Serve with kheer or aloo dum/ ghuguni/ dalma. (The poda pitha is not overly sweet and hence it goes well with the curries.)
My Tip: Note: The rice flour should be used within 2-3 days.

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