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Biri Pitha Recipe

Biri Pitha is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
4 hours
Servings :
Serves 15
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • For Filling:
  • Black gram (urad) dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 3, finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, minced
  • Black Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp, crushed
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For Covering:
  • semolina - 2 cups
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Biri Pitha:

    1. For Filling:
    2. Soak dal in water for 3-4 hours. Drain well.
    3. Add salt and grind into a stiff smooth batter, using very little ice cold water. This will prevent the dal from getting hot when ground in mixer and keeps it light.
    4. Add rest of the ingredients.
    5. For Covering:
    6. Boil water with salt.
    7. Add semolina, a little at a time, stirring all the time.
    8. Cook till it forms a firm paste.
    9. Cool and knead till smooth like chapatti dough (sprinkle some water if necessary).
    10. Divide the covering into lime sized balls and shape them into tiny cups.
    11. Place some filling in the centre.
    12. Pleat the sides to partially enclose the filling.
    13. Steam them for 15 minutes.
    14. Serve hot with chutney.


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