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Sai Priya
1200 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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Pitha is soft rice dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery from Chattisgarh

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Steaming
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. For the Dough :
  2. Rice Flour - 2 cup
  3. Water - 1 cup
  4. Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  5. For stuffing
  6. Coconut grated - 1 cup
  7. Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup
  8. Roasted peanut - 1/2 cup
  9. Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  10. Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp


  1. Boil 2 cup water in a heavy bottomed pan.Take 2 tbs water in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon rice powder to it and make a thick solution.
  2. Add this solution to boiling water. Let the water come to boiling point. Then add salt, remaining  rice flour at once and stir it continuously at medium flame for 3-4 min.
  3. Switch off the flame and cover the pan with a lid. Let it sit for 10 minute. Once cooled,Start kneading the mixture to form a dough.It should be soft .
  4. Make small balls like chapati ball. Take a ball and press with your finger tip at center and make a hole into it to pour the filling. Stuff the balls with prepared coconut mixture .Close it properly with wet fingers and give shape as you like.
  5. Normally a round ball shape is given. But I did a different shape After that cook those balls in a steamer for 15-20 minute. Let it cool. Enjoy

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Anushree Ghosh
Anushree Ghosh   May-09-2016

Very Nice, thanks for sharing.

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