Monday, 13 February 2012

Pithe(Sweet dimsum)

Pithe is a type of dimsum which is common in the eastern states of India.It is typically made out of rice flour.This is a very famous dish which is prepared in Bengal during Makar Sankranti.I know I am posting it very late.. but ofcourse it can be prepared anytime during the year as a dessert :-)

Ingredients -
rice flour(1 cup)
freshly grated coconut(1/2 cup)
dates jaggery(khejur gur)

Method -
Heat the milk.Let it reduce and condense.
Make a dough of the rice flour with water.
Prepare small balls out of the rice flour.
Stuff in the freshly grated coconut in these balls to form dumplings just like how we make stuffed parathas.
You can make dumplings of any shape as you like.(see pic below)
Now add jaggery in the milk for sweetness.If required add little sugar also.The sweetness can be varied as per your choice.
Now put the dumplings in the milk and let it cook for about 5-10 min.
Turn off the flame.
Dudher Pithe is ready to serve :-)

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