Poda Pitha is the favourite and holds a special place in every Odia’s heart. It is said Raja Festival is colourless and tasteless without Poda Pitha . The cuisine is also the favourite dish of Lord Jagannath “The God of the Universe”.So here comes the recipe of the favourite and unqiue dish . Check it out , try @ Home and share your experience with us .
- Rice (Chawal)- 500 grams
- Black gram (Biri)- 500 grams
- Jaggery/ Sugar – 500 grams
- Green Cardamom (powder)- 1 teaspoon
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Coconut – 1
Soak rice and biri for 5 hours and then grind to a fine paste.
Add salt to the dough and let it stand overnight.
Break coconut into 2 halves. Grate one half and cut the other half into small pieces.
Add all the coconuts, jaggery, cardamom powder to the dough.
Pour the dough to a baking dish smeared with little oil.
Heat the oven at 300 degrees farenheit. Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 45 mins.
To check for pitha readiness, insert toothpick or fork. If the dough does not stick, its ready.
Allow the pitha to cool before cutting into pieces.