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Manda Pitha Recipe – In Odisha, there are numerous pithas or sweet cakes are prepared at every festival. This sweet and salty recipe is one of them which is very popular in Odisha. This recipe can be instantly prepared with rice flour. You will be surprised to find the variety of pithas the Odia family does in all festivals of Odisha.

Especially during Dussera, Sudasha brata, and Manabasa Gurubar this pitha is prepared in everyone’s house in Odisha. It can be eaten like this or you can also serve it with any curry or Dalma.

This super soft and smooth Manda pitha, outer covering is made with steamed rice flour and jaggery mixed coconut for the filling. This Manda pitha recipe can be made with simple ingredients. It completely satiated your sweet tooth.

Manda Pitha Process

Manda pitha making process is so easy, only you have to follow the right technique and the dough of the Manda pitha should be perfect. If you get the dough perfectly then it will be easier to get the perfect Manda pitha.

Manda pitha can be done with different fillings that may be sweet or savory filling. Odia people love to eat it as breakfast. But you can have Manda pitha any time of the day, it may be breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I would suggest you make this recipe at weekends to enjoy the fullest.

Some FAQs on Manda Pitha

Origin Of Manda Pitha?

The origin of Manda pitha is from Odisha, The name “Manda” meaning in Odia is (ମଣ୍ଡେଇବା) it means ‘to place’ or ‘to dump’.

Can I deep fry Manda Pitha?

Yes, the deep fried Manda pitha is made with semolina and stuffed with coconut. That is called ‘suji manda’.

Manda Pitha Recipe

Recipe by Pinky ShonaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: Odisha, IndianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

180

kcal

Manda Pitha Recipe – In Odisha, there are numerous pithas or sweet cakes are prepared at every festival. This sweet and salty recipe is one of them which is very popular in Odisha.

Ingredients

  • For dough
  • Rice flour- 2 cup

  • Water as need

  • Salt as per taste

  • Ghee- 1/2 tsp

  • For stuffing
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup

  • Jaggery powder- 1/2cup

  • Grated ginger- 1 tsp

  • Green cardamom- 2. nos

  • Black pepper powder- 1 tsp

How to make manda pitha

  • For making stuffing
  • First heat a pan, add jaggery, after melting jaggery add coconut and stir fry. Then add cardamom powder and pepper powder then mix well and fry it till becomes dry. After done keep it side. Coconut Stuffing Manda Pitha
  • For dough making
  • Heat water in a large kadhai on medium flame, when the water boils starts, add rice flour in small batches mix continuously y so that no lumps formed. Dough Making Manda Pitha
  • Stir the mixture on a low flame for about 5 to 7 minutes till it takes on a soften consistency that the dough used for make small rotis. Dough Making 2
  • Switch off the flame at this stage. Allow the dough to cool down a few minutes is tolerable. Dough Resting Manda Pitha
  • Rub ghee or oil all over your hands and kneed the dough for 5 minutes to make it. Dumpling Making
  • for dumpling making
  • Now rub. some more oil over your hands. Break small balls out of the dough and flatten it and stuff the coconut mixture. Cover it and make a round shape. Keep aside.Dumpling Making 2
  • For steam
  • Now grease the idli mold with oil. Place the balls over it and close the lid then steam it for 15 minutes. Allow standing with covered for 5 minutes. Dumpling Steaming
  • After done switch off the flame. Manda pitha is ready. Manda Pitha Ready

Notes

  • Do not add more water while making the dough.
  • Do not add salt to the dough.
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