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Arisa Pitha
Arisa Pitha. A symphony of freshly ground rice flour and jaggery. Topped with toasted sesame seeds. Fried to a gorgeous golden. Earthy yet delectable. Another quintessential Odiya favourite !! Enjoy !!
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Prep Time
15minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take 1.5 cups of water in a pan, add the jaggery, allow to simmer over a medium flame till the jaggery dissolves completely. Give it an occasional stir, what you want is a jaggery syrup of about a 1-thread consistency.
  2. Add the rice flour and 0.5 tbsp of ghee to the jaggery syrup, sprinkle 2 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds, give it a hearty mix, cook another 5 minutes or so.
  3. Now switch off the flame, cover the pan, allow to rest for 10 minutes or so. If it is too dry, feel free to add a splash of warm water.
  4. Mix well to form a soft dough.
  5. Take a small portion of the dough, grease with a little ghee, gently shape into a 2.5 inch disc. Top with sesame seeds. Repeat for rest of the dough.
  6. Heat the oil and 2 tbsp ghee in a pan over a low flame till just warm. (Take care to not over-heat the oil. If the oil is very hot, the outside of the pitha shall brown very quickly while the inside shall remain uncooked.)
  7. Fry the pitha over a low flame till it fluffs up and gradually rises to the surface. Continue frying patiently till the pitha is gorgeous golden on all sides. Serve at room temperature.
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