Assamese Pitha


The cuisine of Assam is known as Assamese cuisine. The main ingredient in the cooking is rice and the characteristic of this cuisine is very less use of spices. The gentle frying of spices before adding to the main ingredient or “Bhuna” practice is absent in this cuisine. While searching the recipes of Assam I found this Mohura Pitha on Gayatri’s space and bookmarked it . Pitha is special rice preparation generally made during Bihu festival .
Usually it is made with soaked and ground rice but I used the store bought rice flour . The pithas were mouth melting and very delicious. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

 

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Ingredients:
1 cup Rice Flour
1 cup Warm Water
2/3 cup Coconut
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Cardamom pods

Method:
Pulse coconut and cardamom in blender , add sugar mix and keep it aside.
Take rice flour in a bowl and add warm water , make a soft and pliable dough.
Divide it into 12 equal portions and roll each into a ball.
Take a ball and gently press it and shape it into a bowl.
Place a tablespoon of filling in the center and make a half circle by pressing the sides of the circle together.Press to form a spindle shape.
In a big vessel boil water.Add the prepared pithas in hot boiling water and let them cook for 10 minutes.

 Remove the pithas from water , strain in colander.Serve warm.

 

Serve-6. Cooking time-15 minutes

 

 

 

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5 responses to “Assamese Pitha

  1. Hi Sapana! How are you doing? These must be delicious!

    • Hi Sofia ..I am fine , hope you are doing well too!
      I was busy in moving thing , we have now shifted to Ireland . It’s been a month we were here and just setting up things .

      • Really, to Ireland? How are you adjusting? I’ve been to Ireland a few times, I love Ireland and I love the people, every Irish person I have ever met is so nice. I wish you all the best there. xx

      • Yup ! Mr H got a scientific research post in Waterford Institute of Technology , so we moved here.We are adjusting things. Daughter got admission in primary school and things are going well. You are right every Irish person is so good and helping . We are loving this country , weather and people here. Just finding a little bit difficulty in getting Indian spices.
        Whenever you will visit Ireland again, do let me know and we will meet for sure. Thanks for the wishes..

      • I’m happy to hear that you and your family are liking the move, that’s really great! I will let you know if I do! And if you pop over to Barcelona, let me know too :)

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