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Chunchipatra Pitha (A Low calorie Odia Delicacy)

sweta biswal
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Chunchipatra Pitha (A Low calorie Odia Delicacy) RECIPE

Delicate like lace and stuffed with sweetened coconut and/or ricotta filling, this beauty of a pitha is equally good to eat.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Orissa
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Low Calorie

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 1 cup basmati/jeera/arwa rice
  2. 1 whole coconut
  3. sugar/jaggery to taste
  4. 1-2 green cardamoms
  5. 1-2 tsp ghee (vegans can use any odourless cooking medium )
  6. salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice overnight.
  2. Drain excess water. Grind it into a very fine paste. Add salt and more water to the batter. Make it quite runny in consistency. Keep aside for 1-2 hours.
  3. Grate the coconut and keep aside.
  4. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a wok. Add the coconut and fry till it starts turning light brown. Add sugar/jaggery at this point and keep stirring till it is completely dissolved. Remove from flame and keep aside.
  5. Heat a tawa. Lightly grease with ghee. Use a paper towel to wipe off/remove the excess as it will not allow the batter to spread properly.
  6. Take a thin cotton cloth/handkerchief and fold it into a rectangle. Dip into the batter, remove and brush lightly over the tawa making a cross symbol with it. Keep the flame low to medium. As it gets cooked, the ends will slightly lift up.
  7. Put the coconut stuffing in the center and fold the ends over it. Remove from tawa and keep aside.
  8. Wipe the tawa with a paper towel and proceed with another pitha. (After making 4-5 pithas, the batter gets slightly thicker. Add a few teaspoons of water to dilute it and adjust salt accordingly)
  9. Serve hot with yellow peas curry/dalma.

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Kalpana Gindra
Kalpana Gindra   Aug-07-2016


Sai Priya
Sai Priya   Apr-26-2016

It reminds me childhood days..

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