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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Winter Pitha Festival : Sweet Bhapa Pitha Recipe

Bhapa pitha is a famous winter pitha that is made of rice powder. It is one of the dessert items that truly represents Bengali cuisine.Bhapa pitha is a special sweet dish that is prepared usually on the winter. Enjoy the Recipe..

Ingredients :
  •     500 g of powdered rice
  •     1 cup of grated coconut
  •     1 cup of powdered palm date jaggery
  •     1/2 teaspoon of sugar / patali

 Preparation method :

1. Sprinkle a bit of water to the powdered rice. Quickly work through the mixture to
    make small crumbs.

2. Sift the crumbs-press and roll on the sieve to collect the powder in a bowl.

3. Pour in water in a steam or pressure cooker.

4. Stuff a teacup one-third with the powdered rice powder. Layer with grated coconut,
     sugar, and powdered palm date jaggery. Add the final layer with more powdered rice
     and fill up the tea cup completely.

5. Cover the mouth of the cup with slightly moist soft cotton cloth.

6. Place a steel sieve in the pressure cooker.

7.  Slowly place the tea cup with the pitha mix-the mouth of the tea cup should be 
      facing the sieve. Put the lid on and cook for 6-8 minutes.

8. Take the lid out, and carefully take out the tea cup with the cloth. Cover the
     mouth with your palm.

9.  Remove the cloth slowly and place the cup upside down on a serving plate.

10. Take out the tea cup to reveal the pitha.

11.Repeat to make 4-5 more pithas.

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