Friday, 6 December 2013


ENDURI PITHA OR Haldi Patra Pitha, A popular n traditional food during the festival of Prathamastami.. where the eldest child of family is worshiped by his/her mother for a good health n long life. In Odisha, Enduri Pitha is traditionally prepared with Haldi patra. But you can also made it with Banana leaves.

Ingredients :-
Rice - 2 cups
Black Grams (Biri dal) - 1 cup
Bengal Grams (Chana dal) - 2-3 tsp

For Stuffing :-
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Grated Paneer - 1/2 cup
Jaggery / Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Turmeric leaf(Haldi Patra) / Banana leaf (Kadali Patra) - 10 nos.

Method :-
Soak rice, black grams and bengal grams for 3-4 hrs or soak over night. Grind to make a batter just like Idli batter (it need not to make fine paste). Keep it for 3-4 hrs for fomentation. Add salt and Soda bi carbonate (Optional) and mix well.

Heat ghee / oil in a pan. Add grated Coconut, Paneer and Jaggery together and saute for a while till the mixture should dry. Add cardamom powder, pepper powder and mix well. Keep aside.

Now, take a Haldi patra, clean it. Put a big tsp batter on it and flatten it. Spread 1-2 tsp of coconut stuffing in the center and fold the leaf from both sides. Now heat a steamer with little water. Put all the stuffed leaf in the steamer and steam it like Idli preparation. Or you can take a big wide pot which filled with half of water. Tie a muslin cloth tightly by covering around its mouth. Put the leafs over it and cover with a lid. Steam it in a high flame for about 15-20 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it remain for more 5 minutes. Take it out from the pot or steamer and Serve with Ghuguni or Dalma Or as your choice. Its goes veery well with Ghuguni..


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