By Soma Pradhan  |  10th Oct 2017  |  
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About PODA PITHA Recipe

Poḍa piṭha : Pitha is a kind of cake which is prepared in the Eastern Part of India in Odisa, West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. Poda Pitha or Burnt Pitha is a slow-cooked pitha made from fermented rice and black gram, with chopped coconut and or grated coconut, some crushed pepper, some crushed ginger and some crushed green cardamom. The outer crust is slightly burnt, while the inside is soft and white. Though, It is mostly made during Raja Parba , you can make it in any occasion. Add jaggery instead of sugar to increase its earthiness.

PODA PITHA is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. PODA PITHA by Soma Pradhan is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make PODA PITHA at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. PODA PITHA is a dish which comes from Orissa cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 8 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering PODA PITHA takes 30 minute for the preparation and 60 minute for cooking. The aroma of this PODA PITHA make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then PODA PITHA will be the best option for you. The flavor of PODA PITHA is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this PODA PITHA at your weekends and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make PODA PITHA

  • rice 1 tea cup
  • Urad dal 1/2 tea cup
  • jaggery 1 cup
  • Green cardamom crushed 1
  • ginger crushed 1/2 inch
  • Black pepper crushed 3 to 4
  • cashew 2 tablespoon chopped
  • Chopped raisins 2 tablespoon
  • Chopped coconut 1 tablespoon
  • Grated coconut 1 cup

How to make PODA PITHA

  1. Soak Rice and Dal overnight.
  2. In the morning, grind to a not so smooth paste using very little water.
  3. Let the batter ferment for 8 hours
  4. Add crushed ginger, crused pepper, crushed green cardamom, cashew nuts, raisins, jaggery or sugar, grated coconut and chopped coconut.
  5. Mix the batter nicely so everything is evenly distributed.
  6. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  7. In the mean time, preheat your oven at 170 degree centigrade for 10 minutes.
  8. Grease your baking tray with ghee or clarified butter.
  9. Pour the batter into it.
  10. Put the baking tray to bake at 160 degree centigrade for 45 minutes.
  11. Let the bake cool down completely for atleast an hour. If you have time, let it rest overnight before you de-mould.
  12. Cut into small pieces and enjoy the sweet Poda Pitha.

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