Chittau Pitha

Pithas are special authentic delicacies in every Oriya home. Sweet pithas are must during festivels. However, we can also find pithas prepared otherwise also in any normal day. They come in varities. One such Pitha is Chittau Pitha made up of coconut, rice and milk and cooked on tawa inf form of pancakes..This pitha is offered to Lord Jagannath in Puja on Chitalagi Amabasya(Amawas)
Ingredients :
2 cups basmati rice
1/4th cup grated coconut
1/4th tsp baking soda
½ cup milk
1/4th cup sugar
½ tsp cardamom powder
Pinch of salt
Ghee or oil for cooking

Method to cook :

Soak rice overnite.
In the morning, mix rice, milk, coconut and sugar and grind to a fine paste.
Add baking soda, salt and cardamom powder and keep the batter aside for 1 hour.

Heat little ghee in a non stick pan . Take 1.5 to 2 tbsp batter and pour it over the pan. Spread it evenly. Keep it a little thick. Cook on one side for 2 -3 minutes. Turn dosa upside down and cook again for 2 minutes on low flame.

Repeat the above steps to make more dosas.
Serve with milk or daalma.


  1. Whoa! Sweet dosa! So nice and yummy!

  2. Wow sweet dosa, looks delicious..will try out soon..

  3. very lovely dosa :)hey soma collect ur awards from my blog dear.

  4. Yummy sweet dosa..will surely give it a try

  5. discovering a new dish from Oriya :) sweet pithas sound delicious!