Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe | How to make Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe

By Abhinetri V  |  15th Aug 2018  |  
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Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipeby Abhinetri V
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    20

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  • Cook Time

    60

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About Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe Recipe

Poda Pitha is considered the favourite prasad of Lord Jagannath. The poda pitha preparations begin on Hera Panchami and continue till the bahuda yatra eve. It is a tradition for Lord Jagannath to stop at the Mausi Maa temple during bahuda yatra (return journey) and have a bite of poda pitha before returning to his holy abode. You can find various versions of this cake in Odisha. I prepared Poda Pitha with rice flour, a few spices & the taste was amazing!!

Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe

Ingredients to make Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe

  • Rice flour – 2 cups
  • jaggery – 1.5 cups
  • water – 6 cups
  • salt to taste
  • Green cardamom powder- 1 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 Cup
  • Raisin -3 tablespoons
  • almond – 3 tablespoons
  • Margarine/Vegetable ghee for greasing

How to make Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe

  1. Heat a kadai over a medium flame . Add jaggery and salt to it . Pour water and stir continuously.
  2. Add cardamom powder , crushed black pepper , chopped almond, raisins and grated coconut to it. Mix well.
  3. Now slowly add the rice flour to the boiling mixture & mix well in all the directions to prevent lump formation. Allow it to cook for sometime over a medium to high flame. Ensure that the mixture is not too watery or too thicken.
  4. Once the batter is ready , transfer it to the margarine greased container.
  5. Then heat the cooker and gently pour clean sand into it . Place an aluminium or metal plate onto the sand.
  6. Carefully place the container with batter on it. Let it to cook over a low flame for 1 hour.
  7. Insert a toothpick to check if the pitha is cooked well. If the toothpick comes out clean then the pitha is ready & if it is moist then let it cook a little longer.
  8. Allow the pitha to cool down completely . Take it out from the cooker and leave it to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer it to a serving plate and cut the pitha into desired shape.

Reviews for Poda Pitha { Steamed Rice Cake } – Authentic Odisha Recipe (1)

Sunaina Saxenaa year ago

Amazing innovation.
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Abhinetri V
a year ago
Thank u Sunaina ☺

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