Sunday, December 23, 2012

Enduri Pitha (Stuffed idli ) Authentic Odia Dish


I am going to share one authentic Odia dish that is made on the special occasion of Prathamastami in the month of November each year. This is made using turmeric leafs, which leave behind its awesome fragrance with the Pitha(idli). I have named it Idli as it has many resemblance with idli. In Odisha we call all dosha's and Idli like preparation as Pitha. There are many varieties of these Pitha's. One of the most adorable variety is Enduri pitha.

Ingredients :-
1 and 1/2 cup rice
1 cup black gram
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup paneer made from curd
150 gm jaggery
3 cardamom cloves
6 peppercorn
Green turmeric leaves
salt to taste

Method :-  Soak rice and black gram overnight and then grind into a smooth paste. Leave the batter for another 3 hrs to ferment.
Stuff :- Place a pan in medium flame. Add little oil, add the coconut, paneer and jaggery and mix well. Add powdered cardamom and black pepper. Keep aside.
Preparation:- Put a wide mouthed pot and fill it with 1/3rd part water and bring to steam. Cover this with a clean muslin cloth which is tied to cover it. You can also do this using a Idli maker. take a green turmeric leaf. Place little batter and then place little stuff in it and wrap the leaf and place on the vessel to steam.

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