(Last Updated on : 13/10/2014)
Potoli Pitha is a delicious dessert mostly popular in the Odisha
state of India. It is basically a kind of pancake prepared specially during festival seasons. Potoli Pitha is traditionally offered as prasad at the famous Baladev Jew Temple
Generally, this dessert is made using rice
but it can also be prepared using wheat
flour. This pitha is nicely shaped with soft texture and filled with sweet
or savoury ingredients. Preparing this dish is a bit time consuming so it demands patience. But every minute spend on it is worth spending. Besides festivals, this pitha is also prepared on normal days at home.
Ingredients of Potoli Pitha
1/2 Cup wheat flour
1 Cup paneer
1/2 Cup molasses
4 Cups of refined flour
2 Cups grated coconut
2 Cups of sugar
1 Teaspoon cardamom powder
300 Gms ghee
Salt to taste
Method of Preparing Potoli Pitha
Take 1/2 cup wheat flour in a bowl and add water and salt to it.
Make a thick batter. Make sure there is no lump in it.
Take grated coconut in another bowl and add paneer and sugar to it.
Mix them well.
Heat a pan and fry the coconut and paneer mixture on it.
Then add cardamom powder to it. Keep aside.
Take another frying pan and heat it.
Take a tablespoon of flour batter and spread it on the pan with the back of the spoon, spiralling from the middle to the circular edge of the pan.
The spread must be thick.
Put the coconut and paneer mixture in the middle of the batter in the frying pan.
Fold the spread from four sides and give it a shape of four-folded rectangle.
Make as many four-folded pithas as possible.
Now take 1/2 cup refined flour, wheat flour, molasses and water in a bowl and make a thin paste.
Dip the pithas into it.
Deep-fry them in ghee until both sides of the pitha become red-brown.
This mouth watering delicacy is usually tasted alone. Potoli Pitha can be an ideal food item to sweeten the tooth of guests when invited for lunch or dinner at home.