Rice - 1 cup
Coconut grated/pieces - 1 cup
Soda bi-carbonate - a pinch (Optional)
Sugar - 2 tsp (As per your taste)
Salt to taste
Oil - as required
- Soak the rice about 3-4 hrs. Blend the rice and coconut pieces together and make a very fine paste. Keep it aside for 1-2 hours. Add water as per your requirement (the consistency of batter should be watery). Add salt and sugar, mix it well.
- Heat little oil in a frying pan. Basically, in village this pitha has made up with kadhai and with zero oil. So you can cook it in kadhai also. Put 1 ladle full batter in kadhai / pan and cover it with a lid. Sprinkle little water over the lid. Cook it in a low-medium flame. After few minute remove it form flame, there is no need to flip the upper portion of the pitha. Serve with any chutney or dalma / ghuguni / spicy curry. Enjoy the Odiya delicacy...