9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Mohura Pitha – Assamese Cuisine

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mohura Pitha – Assamese Cuisine

Taking you to the North Eastern state of India - Assam. Assam is rich in culture and is quite popular for the Assam tea, Assam Silk and Assam Oil. Assamese cuisine has a lot of drying and fermentation in their process. Usage of spices are not much here but use of Fish and vegetables are used a lot with the center dish – rice. Coming in today’s recipe, it is a delicious sweet called Pitha. Pitha is a rice cake made on the special occasion like Bihu. For this state, my search ended quickly when I saw this recipe in Gayathri’s blog and did it. I got this from here and loved it..



Rice Flour - 1 1/4 cup
Warm Water - 3/4 cup (add a table spoon at a time)
Salt - A pinch
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
Sugar - 1/4 cup (adjust to taste)



Mix together coconut, sugar and cardamom powder and set this aside. This is the filling
Knead together rice flour, salt and warm water until you get a soft and pilable dough. Add a table spoon of water at a time
Make 12 portions of the dough
To each dough, make a ball, then press between the palms and make a small disc
Make these discs into a small bowl (like how you do for kozhukkattai)


Keep about 3/4 tea spoon of filling inside
Seal the edges and make a semi circle and then shape it to a spindle
Heat water in a pan and bring it to a boil
When the water is boiling, add the pitha slowly and cool for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes, remove the pithas from water with the help of a slotted ladle and place it on a perforated plate.
Serve warm

Points to note

Touch little rice flour to help make the bowl or the dough may stick
I used a pan and boiled the pithas in 2 batches
Keeping the cooked pithas on a perforated plate will help remove the excess moisture
I removed the pithas with a slotted silicon ladle as that would be gentle on the pithas instead of a steel one.


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  1. Pitha looks so tasty and fulfilling to look at pithe. Excellent preparation.

  2. Lovely Pitha...In Bengal we call it pithe...prepared during Sankranti...

  3. God one..I love the plate/tray you used in the pictures. I wonder where I could get one like that.

  4. wonderful pitha with some coconut stuffing

  5. Pitha looks very inviting soumya!! very nicely explained with step-by-step pictures.

  6. Very delicious, similar to our kozhukattais (modaks) right..

  7. Such a delicious pitha, i can munch some anytime, cant resist to them.

  8. Loved the banana leaf presentation. The pitha look very nice.

  9. Oh my such an delicious and yummy looking pitha very well made dear :) and such lovely pictorials :) wonderful post , I wud love to grab some right away :)

  10. Perfect Pithas. And your stepwise explanation is so good...

  11. look just like our kozhukattais.. nicely made

  12. So much like our kozhukottais ! Lovely shape too ..

  13. These pithas look so good Sowmya..very nicely done..it's quite tricky to boil it directly right..for ppl who make kozhukattai, this comes naturally I am sure..

  14. I love this stuffing...it is just like the Gujia stuffing only the base is different and the method..must have tasted yum.

  15. Looks yum. Your step-wise pictures are great

  16. When I saw this recipe in Gayathri space, I bookmarked it but finally tried other recipe..Love to give a try after see your click..

  17. such detailed step by step pics are amazing

  18. This looks so delicious and also so simple to make....So similar to our kozhukattai, but boiling it directly is different!

  19. Wonderful looking pithas,sounds healthy..

  20. Delicious pitha's.. They are tempting.

  21. Looks so nice Sowmya and well explained too...

  22. These pitha look like a traditional sweet. Nicely done.

  23. It sounds like the south Indian version kozhukattai / kudumulu. Love these coconut filled, healthy pithas.

  24. Pitha looks very delicious and beautiful....


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