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