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Ghila Pitha

Chef Shipra Khanna presents a popular Assamese snack Ghila Pitha. This snack is commonly eaten during the Bihu festival. A classic combination of rice and jaggery, this recipe is easy to make at home.
Ghila Pitha
Cuisine

- Indian

Serves

- 1-2

Cooking Time

-18-20 Min

Difficulty

- Medium

Preparation Time

- 12-15 Min

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INGREDIENTS

  • Jaggery
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 cup soaked, rice
  • 2 - 3 tbsp cooked rice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup almonds
  • Mustard oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste
  • For garnish : Roasted almonds

HOW TO PREPARE GHILA PITHA

  1. 1

    In a bowl, add water, chopped jaggery, cardamom powder and leave it to melt In a blender jar, add soaked rice, jaggery water and prepare a paste Add cooked rice and blend it again.
  2. 2

    Dry roast the almonds in a heated pan Finely chop the almonds.
  3. 3

    Add the paste in a bowl Add cardamom powder, baking powder, salt as per taste, lemon zest, jaggery mixture and prepare a batter Add the batter in the heated mustard oil using a spoon Fry it until it turns brown.
  4. 4

    Garnish the Ghila Pitha with chopped roasted almonds and serve.
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