Mug Pakon Pitha | How to make Mug Pakon Pitha

By sayantani Mudi  |  16th Nov 2015  |  
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About Mug Pakon Pitha Recipe

A traditional Bengali delicacy made during the Makar Sankranti.

Mug Pakon Pitha is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Mug Pakon Pitha in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Mug Pakon Pitha by sayantani Mudi has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Mug Pakon Pitha at home without any difficulty. Mug Pakon Pitha is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Mug Pakon Pitha would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Mug Pakon Pitha this weekend. Share your Mug Pakon Pitha cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like sayantani Mudi for inputs. In case you have any queries for Mug Pakon Pitha you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the sayantani Mudi. You can also rate the Mug Pakon Pitha and give feedback.

Mug Pakon Pitha

Ingredients to make Mug Pakon Pitha

  • Yellow lentil: 6 tbsp
  • water: 12 tbsp
  • Rice flour: 12 tbsp
  • green cardamom: 1
  • ghee: 1 tsp
  • salt: a pinch
  • oil for deep frying
  • sugar: 1 cup
  • water: 3/4 cup

How to make Mug Pakon Pitha

  1. Dry roast the yellow lentil on a low flame till its aromatic (approx. 8-10 minutes). Wash and pressure cook with water, ghee and cardamom powder. Cook for 4-5 whistles on medium flame. Let the steam dissipate itself.
  2. Whisk to make it smooth. The lentil should be of paste consistency by now. You can cook it in a pan and boil it for 1.5 - 2 hours to get to this stage.
  3. While the water is still warm, add the salt and the rice flour. Using a sturdy spatula start mixing it till you see no loose rice flour. Cover it tightly and let it cool down. Then knead it to get a smooth yet soft dough.
  4. Now divide the dough in five portions. That is a rough measure. Depending on the design you choose you will have to use different size dough ball. Roll the ball on a flat surface to make it smooth.
  5. On an oiled surface roll it out to 1/2" thickness. Lightly smear some oil/ melted ghee on the surface. Using a toothpick draw rough designs on it. Use the pick to insert halfway through the thickness and make cut marks.
  6. Cut the sides with a cookie cutter or a sharp knife. You need to be patient and gentle with the dough while carving. Once done carefully transfer it on some greased butter paper. Keep covered till you are done with all.
  7. To fry, heat enough oil in a heavy bottom frying pan. Deep fry on very low heat so that its fried uniformly and is crisp. It takes a lot of time (approx. 15 minutes to fry a batch).
  8. In the mean time make the sugar syrup by mixing and heating the sugar and water. It will result into a very thick syrup. Once the pakon pithas are fried, dip them in the warm syrup and cool on a plate.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature. Pairs well with evening tea.

Reviews for Mug Pakon Pitha (14)

Sowmya Devraja year ago

what is lentil

piyali biswasa year ago


Kalpana Jattani2 years ago

Hi Sayantani I m confused that when is the dal paste to be used .

Pooja Lodaya2 years ago


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Anshu Vaid2 years ago

Very beautiful... Best wishes...

Sucheta Ari2 years ago

Soooo beautiful... all the best dear ????????????

Sharmistha Paul2 years ago

All the best Sayantani

Arnab Saha2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Krishanu Bokshi2 years ago

All the best!!!

Aparna Sadhukhan2 years ago

All the best Sayantani! The picture looks fab and the pitha looks so beautiful!! Never seen such pretty pitha ever !!

Madhumita Gupta2 years ago

Lovely. I have voted for you. Best of luck

Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

lovely! such a delicacy..thanks for sharing..

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