Enduri Pitha

Enduri Pitha / Haladi Pitha

There are more than 100 varieties of pitha available in Odisha. Enduri Pitha is one such variety. Enduri pitha is mostly prepared during Prathamastami. During this ritualistic festival of celebration, They pray for the long life of their 1st born child in the family. Enduri Pitha / Haladi Pitha is a very crucial part of this occasion.

This is also served as bhoga tot he deity on Manabasa Gurubar.

The main ingredients required to make enduri pitha is Turmeric leaves. Turmeric leaves are used as moulds for the Pithas. The aromatic flavours of the turmeric leaves transfuses into the pithas during the steaming process that leaves a very unique flavour on the super delicious pithas. Banana Leaves can also be used as a substitute for enduri pitha, but uses of turmeric leaves are highly recommended.

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Enduri Pitha
Course Snacks, sweets
Cuisine Oriya
Prep Time 1.5 Hour
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • Turmeric Leaves
  • Urad daal
  • Raw Rice
  • Coconut (Grated)
  • cardamom powder
  • Black pepper powder
  • Jaggary Powder
  • Ghee
  • Salt
Course Snacks, sweets
Cuisine Oriya
Prep Time 1.5 Hour
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • Turmeric Leaves
  • Urad daal
  • Raw Rice
  • Coconut (Grated)
  • cardamom powder
  • Black pepper powder
  • Jaggary Powder
  • Ghee
  • Salt
Enduri Pitha
Instructions
  1. Wash & soak the Urad daal & Raw Rice for 3-4 Hrs.
    Wash & soak the Urad daal & Raw Rice for 3-4 Hrs.
  2. Put all the Daal & Rice into a blending jar. Grind it properly. The batter shouldn't be very smooth.
  3. Remove the batter in to a container . Add Salt & beat well. Keep aside for a night.
  4. Next day, batter would have fermented properly. Now take a heavy bottom pan, add jaggery to it. When the jaggery starts frothing, add grated coconut into it. Lower the flame and mix it thoroughly with a spatula.
  5. Now add cardamom & black pepper powder. Mix well & switch off the flame. Keep aside to cool down.
  6. Heat water in a big vessel, cover with a white cotton cloth. Give a tight knot with the help of string. It is the traditional method of steaming. You can steam with the Idli Cooker also.
  7. Take the turmeric leaves, rinse them & cut in to 2 pieces in middle.
  8. Now, Put one scoop of batter in to the leaf & some stuffing in the middle. Cover it gently & Press the edges to seal. Place the leaf for steaming for 10-15 Minutes.
  9. Serve hot. Enjoy !!!
Recipe Notes

- Don't over do the steaming otherwise pithas will be hard & taste will not be good.
- If you don't like jaggery than change to sugar.
- You can use the banana leaves instead of turmeric leaves.

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