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Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Pitha | 4 comments

Khejur Pitha / Date Pitha

Khejur Pitha / Date Pitha

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this is the time to get mother the gift she will love. We (me and some of my friends) have been discussing what can be a great Mother’s Day gift this year. And thought I should provide some gift ideas for my readers. It’s always a great gift to cook for your mum on Mother’s Day and share a great lunch or dinner. A magazine subscription is a good Mother’s Day present as well (Recipes Plus and Gourmet Traveller if she fancies good food). It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year round! You can check out this special promotion on Magshop.com.au where you can win one of four health retreat escapes at The Golden Door by subscribing or renewing to your favourite magazine. Now, here is a great recipe to cook this Mother’s Day. This is a sweet Bangladeshi traditional snack which imitates the look of date fruit. There are many ways to make this snack. Some people like to soak

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Pitha | 1 comment

Golap Pitha / Sweet Rose

Golap Pitha / Sweet Rose

  I want to rephrase the making style of Golap Pitha. I love my other recipe Golap pitha too but I find this easier and less time consuming. Please don’t forget to join my facebook group or like my facebook page to keep in touch with me .Thanks. Ingredients: 1 cup flour ½ cup milk/ water 1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon clarified butter/ ghee 1 cardamom 1/2″ cinnamon stick Oil for deep fry Also needs cookie cutter 3”-4”     How to make: Make syrup with sugar, cardamom, cinnamon and 2 cups water. Keep aside the syrup because we need lukewarm syrup. Boil milk/ water with salt and when it comes boiling point, add flour. Turn of the heat and let it sit for 2-3 minutes under closed lid. Make smooth dough with boiled flour and clarified butter. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Roll each ball into thin flat bread and cut with cookie cutter. We need 3 to make 1 rose and check the picture to the step of

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Pitha | 4 comments

Bhapa Pitha

Bhapa Pitha

  Bhapa pitha a sort of steamed cake made with rice flour, jagerry and fresh grated coconut. Pitha is actually eaten in winter time with new harvest rice and fresh jaggery (khejurer gur). All Bangladesh people have sweet memory to make Pitha in their childhood. In Bangladesh you can few hundred types of pitha. I feel proud to have rich food culture in Bangladesh. I used store bought rice flour to make it. But freshly grinned rice is the best. Please don’t compromise with jaggery(khejurer gur). khejurer gur and fresh grated coconut are the essential for making Bhapa Pitha. I used rice cooker steamer instead of traditional bhapa pitha Hari to make life easier. Enjoy the flavour of Bangladesh. Ingredients: • 2 and ½ cups rice flour (coarse preferable) • Jaggery (Khejurer gur)(small pieces) • Fresh grated coconut • ¾ teaspoon salt Also need small bowl, strainer, cheese cloth, traditional bhapa pitha Hari or rice cooker steamer.           How to make: 1. Mix salt with 5

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Pitha | 5 comments

Moong Pakon Pitha

Moong Pakon Pitha

        Moong Pakon Pitha is traditionally made with moong dal and rice flour and soaked in thick syrup. I found instead of rice flour, we can use plain flour. Ingredients: • 1 cup rice flour/ plain flour • 1 cup moong dal • 2 tablespoons flour(don’t need it if you are making with flour) • 2 tablesoon ghee /butter • 1 egg • 2 cup sugar • 1 cardamom clove • 1” cinnamon stick • 1 teaspoon salt • Oil for deep fry       Ingredients: 1. Roast moong dal on slow heat until lentil is crisp. But be careful we don’t want to burn it. And soak dal in water 15 minutes. Then drain the water. 2. Boil dal in about 3 cups water ( if you need add more warm water ). When dal is cooking and soften up, add flour and salt. Mix well and make dry enough to playable dough. 3. Turn off the heat and keep it 5 minutes under closed lid. 4.

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Pitha | 0 comments

Khejur (Date) Pitha Recipe and Mother’s Day gift ideas

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this is the time to get mother the gift she will love. We (me and some of my friends) have been discussing what can be a great Mother’s Day gift this year.  And thought I should provide some gift ideas for my readers. It’s always a great gift to cook for your mum on Mother’s Day and share a great lunch or dinner. A magazine subscription is a good Mother’s Day present as well (Recipes Plus and Gourmet Traveller if she fancies good food). It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year round! You can check out this special promotion on Magshop.com.au where you can win one of four health retreat escapes at The Golden Door by subscribing or renewing to your favourite magazine. Now, here is a great recipe to cook this Mother’s Day. This is a sweet Bangladeshi traditional snack which imitates the look of date fruit. There are many ways to make this snack. Some people

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Pitha | 10 comments

Chitoi Pitha

Chitoi Pitha

  One fine morning I wake and fell to have Chitoi Pitha. As my friends and family know, I am very fussy eater. Being a fussy eater make me to learn new recipes every day. So If I fell to have something, I have to have it. But there are some few problems about making chitoi pitha. Though very few ingredients need for Chitoi pitha, it needs to cook special clay pan or iron pan which I don’t have. If I had that special Chitoi pitha pan, I am sure that most of my readers don’t have that. So I think about something alternative. I think that non stick pan will do. So I make batter and make pitha. Wait a bit and first 2 become daisy shape because of flat pan. So I use egg ring to make it round. If you have chitoi pitha pan, you don’t need anything else. Chitoi pitha is actually like crumpet. I use baking soda here. But soda water makes good chitoi pitha

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Desserts, Eid Special Recipes, Pitha | 15 comments

Golap Pitha / Sweet Rose

Golap Pitha / Sweet Rose

Golap Pitha / Sweet Rose By Rownak Jahan, June 1, 2012Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: 8-10 Golap Pitha About 6 months ago somebody told me how interesting food blogging is. I was excited about my blog then. But now I know the meaning of interesting food blog. Hope my reader will find my blog same way. It was boring day off for me. I tried to make interesting for me and my reader. You know that sometime I find our (Bangladeshi) food so beautiful that it is hard to eat. If you don’t believe me check my post. Ingredients: • 1 cup plain flour • ½ cup milk/ water • 1 cup sugar • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 tablespoon clarified butter/ ghee • 1 cardamom • 1/2″ cinnamon stick • 1 teaspoon flour(for glue) • Oil for deep fry Also needs cookie cutter 3″-4″               How to make: 1. Make syrup with sugar, cardamom, cinnamon and 2 cups water.

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Desserts, Eid Special Recipes, Pitha | 4 comments

Nakshi Puli Pitha / Fried Coconut Dumpling

Nakshi Puli Pitha / Fried Coconut Dumpling

Nakshi Puli / Fried Coconut Dumpling By Rownak Jahan, May 25, 2012Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: 10-12 Nakshi Puli Nakshi puli is artistic varsion of fried Puli pitha. This is actually coconut stuffed fried dumpling. If you dont have fresh grated coconut, you can use dry coconut and 1/2 cup coconut cream to give flavour to make it handy and simple. Ingredients: For dough: • 1 cup flour • ½ teaspoon salt • 1 tablespoon oil • Lukewarm water For Stuffing: • 2 cups grated coconut • 1 cup sugar • 1 teaspoon clarified butter / ghee • 1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder • Saffron imitation • Oil for deep fry               How to make: 1. Cook coconut, sugar, clarified butter and cardamom together till it comes dry along together. 2. Mix flour, salt, oil and water to make smooth hard dough. Cover it and let it set for at least 15 minutes. 3. Take the dough and divide into 10-12

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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Pitha | 8 comments

Chhita Pitha/ Rice Net /Chhita Ruti /ছিটা পিঠা(Gluten Free)

Chhita Pitha/ Rice Net /Chhita Ruti /ছিটা পিঠা(Gluten Free)

Chhita Pitha/ Rice Net /Chhita Ruti /ছিটা পিঠা(Gluten Free) By Rownak Jahan, May 22, 2012 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 16 minutes Yield: 6-8 Chhita Pitha/ Rice Net / Chhita ruti is a wonderful net texture rice crepe  with delisious taste and it is gluten free too.  This pith goes well with  meat curry specially beef and duck. Make sure that you are using fine rice flour and make a smooth batter. Hope you will like it. Ingredients: • 1 cup rice flour • 2 cups lukewarm water(or little bit less) • ½ teaspoon salt • Oil Also needs non stick pan(preferable).           How to make: 1. Make batter with rice flour, water and salt. 2. Heat the pan on medium heat. When the pan is ready, add 2-3 drops oil and with a paper towel spread it out. 3. Dip your five fingers in batter and sprinkle batter with your fingers on pan. Do that 3 times. 4. Wait till it will come out

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Desserts, Pitha | 8 comments

Pata Pitha/ Sweet Leaf

Pata Pitha/ Sweet Leaf

Pata Pitha/ Sweet Leaf By Rownak Jahan, February 28, 2012Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: 10-12 Pan pitha is an easy recipe but with delicate look. You can soak it in 1 sting or 2 siting syrup. Both of them have unique taste. Ingredients: • 1 and ½ cups plain flour • 1 egg • 2 tablespoon oil • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 and ½ cups sugar • Oil for deep fry                 How to make: 1. Dissolve the salt in water and mix flour, egg and oil with it. 2. Knead well and make smooth dough. Cover it and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. 3. Heat the pan with sugar and 2/3 cup water and make 1 sting sugar syrup. 4. Divide the dough into 12-15 balls and roll the ball . 5. Make thin flat bread and fold 1 edge like the picture. 6. Then fold two sides into the middle and press with your finger to

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