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Arisa Pitha Recipe | How to Make Arisa Pitha

About the Arisa Pitha Recipe

Arisa Pitha Recipe is an Odia traditional Pitha Recipe.  This tasty pancake is prepared especially on the occasion of Manabasa Lakshmi Puja in the month of Margashir. and Also Needs in marriage Ceremony of odia Family. The dry and hardened Pitha, sweet is in taste and is basically made of rice.


Ingredients

2 cups rice (chaula)
1 cup sugar (chini)
½ liter refined cooking oil (rifaain tela)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds/ til (rashi)

Method

Soak the rice in water for about 3 hours. Wash it with water and then drain all the water.
 Keep the rice at room temperature to dry for about 10 minutes. 
Then grind it to make a powder of it by using a mixer/grinder. 
Heat ½ cup of water in a pan and add the sugar. 
As you go on stirring on medium flame, the boiling water forms a syrup.
 The syrup should be consistent. You may test whether the syrup is ready, by putting a drop of the syrup into a bowl of water. It the drop of syrup doesn't get dissolved in water and remains apart then your syrup is ready. 
Then slowly add rice powder to the syrup and stir continuously to form a batter. 
After the batter or dough is ready, keep it aside. Grease your palms with a little oil. 
Now take the batter in small portions and flatten it with the help of your palms to give them the shape of a thick puri or kachori.
You may add the sesame seeds ('til') to the dough at this stage.
 Then fry the thick puris (pithas) in oil till they become golden brown. Take them out and serve hot. The pitha also tastes great if served after cooling. After cooling, it gets hardened and a hard pitha may be preserved at room temperature for about two weeks.