Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chitou Pitha

                             This pitha is offered to Lord Jagannath in Puja on Chitalagi Amabasya (also known as Chitau Amabasya).
 Ingredients:

500 gm rice (chaula)
1 coconut (nadia)
1 cup milk (dudha)
Salt to taste (luna)

Method:

Soak the rice in water for about 2 to 3 hours. Grate the coconut. Wash the rice properly and then add milk and coconut to it. Grind the mixture of rice , milk and grated coconut to form a batter. Add cardamom powder and salt to it and thoroughly whip the same. Then keep the batter aside for 2 hours. Pre-heat the frying pan with ½ tea-spoon ghee. After the pan is heated put 2 table-spoon of batter and spread to give it the shape of a pancake. Cover the lead. Put the pan on low flame for about 2 minutes. Thereafter open the lid and take out delicious Chitau Pitha. This way you may prepare the pithas one after another, and serve hot soon after preparing the same .It can be eaten with hot milk with sugar,  aloo dum or ghuguni. Enjoy folks,Thanx Susovan for sharing such a yummy, typical Odia dish with us.
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Thanks & Regards:
SUSOVAN SARKAR