Never Heard Of It?
Hello Friends, I’ll tell you.
On the occasion of many regional New Years of South India and North India. I’ll talk about the North-Eastern state Assam’s New Year and harvest festival called ‘Bihu’. It is the most famous and major harvest festival of Assam.
Assamese celebrate different seasons of Bihu but in the month of April they celebrate Bohaag Bihu with the greatest enthusiasm, sing Bihugeet. Dancers wear colorful traditional dresses forming a circle in the midst of which the prettiest girls dance singing songs of love and romance.
Like any other festival in this festive season also people cook delicious dishes. They eat special types of dish called ‘Bihu Pitha’. It is a rice and jaggery based dish mixed with other flavors.
So I’ll share with you the procedure of making Pitha with a little change in the flavours.
- Rice : 1 cup (soaked for 6-7 hours)
- Khoya/Mawa : 100 gms
- Jaggery : 50gms
- Chopped Dry Fruits : 1 Tablespoon
- Cardamom Powder : 1 Pinch
- Sesame : 1 Tablespoon
- Oil : 2 Tablespoon
- Blend the soaked rice in a blender jar with water to form a paste.
- Add Mawa, Jaggery, Sesame, Dry-Fruits and Cardamom Powder in a bowl for stuffing.
- Heat a non-stick plain Tawa and pour the blended rice like a pan cake. Cook it from both sides. Fill with Mawa stuffing and roll it.
It’s outer layer is soft and crunchy but the fillings are soft, juicy because of sesame seeds and dry-fruits it gives some delighting bites.
HAPPY WORDS 🙂
“Life is short, Eat Dessert First!
I feel happy to share this festive sweet on this festive day with you all. Do share your feelings on this sweet dish, in the comments section below. I’ll be back soon with a new, simple and delicious daily food of our India. Stay Connected. Stay Happy. Stay Well! 🙂