Pitha | How to make Pitha

By Sai Priya  |  1st Apr 2016  |  
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About Pitha Recipe

Pitha is soft rice dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery from Chattisgarh

Pitha is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Pitha has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sai Priya is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Pitha recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Pitha is 1200 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 30 minutes. This is recipe of Pitha is perfect to serve 10 people. Pitha is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Pitha. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Pitha by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Pitha

  • For the Dough :
  • Rice flour - 2 cup
  • water - 1 cup
  • salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • For stuffing
  • coconut grated - 1 cup
  • jaggery powder - 1/2 cup
  • Roasted peanut - 1/2 cup
  • cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp

How to make Pitha

  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

Reviews for Pitha (1)

Anushree Ghosh3 years ago

Very Nice, thanks for sharing.