Sunday, June 17, 2018

Traditional Indian Food Contest Entry IV - Sooji Kakara Pitha!



The Fourth Contestant of Traditional Indian Food Contest is Payal Jain and has shared recipe of state Orissa.




Sooji Kakara Pitha


Sooji kakara pitha is a typical Odia dish popular in the state of Orissa. These are mostly prepared during festivals and offered in Puja as an Offering or Prasad. These are delicious and healthy.





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Ingredients

For Outer layer:

1/2 cup semolina/sooji
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tbsp. oil

For Stuffing:

1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Oil for frying

Method

Stuffing Preparation:

1. Heat kadhai
2. Add grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder
3. Fry until sugar melts and the mixture becomes little dry
4. Switch off the flame and keep aside the stuffing

Preparation of Outer layer:

1. In a kadhai add water and sugar, boil it
2. When it starts boiling, add semolina stirring continuously to avoid forming lumps
3. Add oil and cardamom powder
4. Cook this mixture for a minute
5. Remove from flame and keep aside
6. Wait till the dough cools down to room temperature
7. Knead the dough for few seconds to make this soft.
8. Make small balls from the dough, flatten slightly and stuff with the prepared stuffing.
9. Then roll it again to make a ball
10. Make the balls into flat shape in between your palms
11. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the flatten balls on medium flame till it turns golden brown from each side
12. Delicious Kakara Pitha is ready, serve hot or cool.

Readers, please try this recipe and share your experiences with us.

This recipe has been shared by Payal Jain and the attached picture is also shared by her.

We will love to hear from all of you.






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