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Suji Kakara Pitha

Aruna Saraschandra
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Suji Kakara Pitha RECIPE

Suji Kakara Pitha is odisha's sweet recipe. It is traditional and very easy to prepare with less intredients. We can have it as breakfast or snack. It is crispy outside and juicy with sweet coconut inside.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Orissa
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Suji/semolina - cup
  2. water -2 cups
  3. fresh grated coconut - 1 cup
  4. sugar - 1/2 cup + 3 tsp
  5. salt - 1/2 tsp
  6. elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. cashew nuts - as per wish
  8. raisins - as per wish
  9. Ghee - 2 tsp
  10. oil - to deep fry


  1. 1) Take a pan add coconut and sugar.
  2. 2) Mix the above on low flame till the consistency become thick, then add cardamom powder and mix it for 2 more minutes. And take it into plate.
  3. 3) Now take a pan add 2 cups of water, 1/4 tsp Salt, 2 tsp sugar.
  4. 4) Add suji in hot water and mix it well without any lumps.
  5. 5) Mix the suji well, it will take 2 - 3 minutes. 
  6. 6) Transfer the suji on plate and spread it. Let it cool a bit.Add ghee to the dough.
  7. 7)Knead the dough well without any lumps.
  8. 8) Grease you hands with oil and pinch small amount of dough 
  9. 9) Flatten the suji dough with your palm, it should be thick in the middle and thin in corners. So that the stuffing would not leak in oil. You can stuff only coconut mixture or coconut + dry fruits. 
  10. 10) Fill the coconut stuff in the middle and grease the corners with water. (don't grease more water). Here I am stuffing only coconut for one sujj ball(just to show you).
  11. 11)Close all the corners properly like shown below.
  12. 12) Give the dough small ball shape.Then press in the middle of the suji ball and flatten it and keep it in plate. 
  13. 13) Repeat the above process, now I am adding cashew nut pieces and raisins along with coconut mixture, close it and give shape.  14) Heat oil in a pan for deep fry, add suji balls one by one carefully. 
  14. 15) Fry the kakara's well by turning both sides on medium flames. Once the kakara's turns golden brown on both the sides take it into plate. Repeat the above steps and fry remaing suji balls and take it into bowl. Yummy, crispy & tasty Suji Kakara Pitha is ready to serve

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Jul-19-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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