PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL | How to make PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL

By litushree Pradhan  |  3rd Apr 2018  |  
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PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIALby litushree Pradhan
  • Prep Time

    5

    Hours
  • Cook Time

    45

    mins
  • Serves

    6

    People

4

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About PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL Recipe

Podo pitha  is slow-cooked pitha. It is made by slowly baking fermented rice, black gram, grated coconut and jagery overnight. Its crust is slightly burnt, while the inside is soft and white. Poda pitha is generally made during Raja/ RajoParba.(3 day s festival celebrated during  month of June every year in Odisha).It is also served in the Jagannath Temple, Puri. This is one more signature and special dish only prepared in Odisha. It is a very famous dish and prepared in almost every home during rajo parab and any special occasion's too!

PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL

Ingredients to make PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL

  • Urad dal/black gram dal-1 cup
  • Sooji/rawa/semolina-1/2 cup
  • coconut  chooped in thin slices1/2 cup
  • ghee-2 tsp(greasing
  • sugar-1/2 cup(adjust according to your personal preference
  • Crushed black pepper and cardamom powder-2 tsp(20 black pepper & 6 green cardamom
  • cashew 1/4cup
  • Rasinis 1/4cup
  • salt to taste

How to make PODO PITHA/BAKED URAD DAL AND SOOJI(BLACKGRAM DAL AND SEMOLINA)-ODISHA SPECIAL

  1. Soak urad dal/black gram lentil for 5 hours and then grind to fine paste. Then take mixing bowl and transfer the batter into it.
  2. Take mixing bowl and transfer the batter into it .And now add sugar, semolina, half of dry fruits and coconut  Whisk it nicely and then add crushed black pepper and cardamom.  Now add salt and mix it properly and keep it aside for 20 minutes .
  3. After 20 minutes take pressure cooker and grease it nicely with ghee(please make sure your pressure cooker is cool and dry before greasing) .Now transfer the batter into the pressure cooker .Garnish  the top with rest of dry fruits and coconut Close the lid of the pressure cooker without whistle
  4. Place it on gas stove in low flame for almost 40 minutes Keep checking in between and when top is cooked and turned slightly golden in color. Check the pitha/cake by inserting a tooth pick or knife into it, if the knife came out clean, then the pitha is also cooked from inside .Now turn off the gas and wait till it cool down completely. Once completely cool the make pressure cooker upside down on plate to remove the pitha from it .

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