Biri Pitha

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Total Time:
4.75 hours
Serves: 15
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 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

  • For Filling:
  • Soak dal in water for 3-4 hours. Drain well.
  • 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.
  • Add rest of the ingredients.
  • For Covering:
  • Boil water with salt.
  • Add semolina, a little at a time, stirring all the time.
  • Cook till it forms a firm paste.
  • Cool and knead till smooth like chapatti dough (sprinkle some water if necessary).
  • Divide the covering into lime sized balls and shape them into tiny cups.
  • Place some filling in the centre.
  • Pleat the sides to partially enclose the filling.
  • Steam them for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with chutney.

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