Recipes

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Pitha

Pitha is the most favorite and popular sweet/snack of Assam. There are many pitha varieties and tastes popular in Assam like Til Pitha,Ghila Pitha:,Narikol Pitha,Hutuli Pitha,Tekeli Pitha,Bhaat Pitha,Sunga Pitha. Til pitha is the most popular one. The recipe of same is as below:

Ingredients

Sticky rice: 1 kg Black sesame seed (til): 400 gms Jaggery (grated): 750 gms Orange rind: as per taste

Method

  • 1
  • Soak the rice for 3-4 hours
  • Drain well
  • 2
  • Grind the rice to a fine powder
  • Keep in an airtight container in a compact condition
  • 3
  • Stir fry dry cleaned,washed and dried sesame seeds in small portions in a pan
  • When the sesame starts to crackle remove the sesame seeds from fire
  • Grind coarsely
  • 4
  • Mix the grinded sesame seed well with grated jaggery and orange rind
  • 5
  • Heat a griddle
  • Take a handful of rice powder and spread thinly in round shape
  • 6
  • Sprinkle sesame and jaggery mixture on the pitha and fold the pitha in half
  • 7
  • Keep folded pitha for a while on the side of griddle so that the pitha turns crisp
  • Turn the pitha once to cook other side
  • 8
  • Serve Til Pitha hot
  • Pithas can be stored fresh for 2 weeks
  • These pithas are generally taken with tea in Asssam
  • Before serving warm the pithas in a warm oven for two minutes