Rice Dumplings or Pithas rules in the eastern states of India.The process is mostly steaming. Food prepared in steaming process with zero oil is considerably better in taste . You will be amazed to find the varities of Pithas an odiya family relish on a festive day .They are like “Podo Pitha” ,”Kakara Pitha” ,”Monda Pitha” ,”Chakuli Pitha” .

The festival of Bihu in Assam is more on celebrating the art of making Pithas. Til Pitha ,Mohura Pitha ,sunga pitha ,takeli pitha where rice is being the main ingredient.

Believe me the process is quite easy.Once you get that right technique to make the perfect rice-dough for pitha ,you job will be much easier. You can try using different variety of rice-flour but the amount of water used in the recipe vary accordingly. Today i am sharing a recipe from My Mom’s kitchen ,”Monda -Pitha” which is known as Mohura Pitha is Assam.

Monda Pitha can be made with sweet filling or savory filling (spicy potato ).The same pitha is known as Mohura Pitha in Assam which is must on Assamese festival Bihu.

A sweet rice dumplings can be paired with a spicy potato curry /Aloo dum or you can make a spicy dip.

But I like as it is and cherished more in my breakfast the very next day ..Give a try !The best part is ..Pitha can be taken in anytime of a day .Starting from breakfast to your dinner. You got my point I guess .Make them on your weekend to enjoy your good time !!

Here is the recipe of Sweet Rice Dumplings /Monda Pitha /Mohura Pitha

To prepare Stuffing……….

Add coconut,jaggery powder,peanut and cook it for 5 minute.Add cinnamon powder,black pepper powder to it and mix it properly.Cool the mixture well .

Mom made some soft & delicious sweet Monda Pitha today .


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"Monda Pitha"
Course brunch
Cuisine oriya
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For the Dough
For Stuffing
Course brunch
Cuisine oriya
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
to
Ingredients
For the Dough
For Stuffing
Instructions
  1. Boil 2 cup water in a heavy bottomed pan.Take 2 tbs water in a bowl,add 1 tsp rice powder to it and make a thick solution.
  2. Add this solution to boiling water.Let the water come to boiling point.
  3. Then add salt,remaining rice flour at once and stir it continuously at medium flame for 3-4 min.
  4. Switch off the flame and cover the pan with a lid.Let it sit for 10 minute.Once cooled,Start kneading the mixture to form a dough.It should be soft .
  5. Make small balls like chapati ball.Take a ball and press with your finger tip at center and make a hole into it to pour the filling. Stuff the balls with prepared coconut mixture .Close it properly with wet fingers and give shape as you like.
  6. How to do..
  7. Normally a round ball shape is given.But we did a different shape (see the above picture)..
  8. After that cook those balls in a steamer for 15 minute .Cool it and enjoy them as it is.
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