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
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 .