Rice- 500 grams
Biri (Black gram)- 500 grams
Jaggery/ Sugar – 500 grams
Green Cardamom (powder)- 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Coconut – 1

Soak rice and biri for 5 hours and then grind to a fine paste.
Add salt to the dough and let it stand overnight.
Break coconut into 2 halves. Grate one half and cut the other half into small pieces.
Add all the coconuts, jaggery, cardamom powder to the dough.
Mix well.
Pour the dough to a baking dish smeared with little oil.
Heat the oven at 300 degrees farenheit. Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 45 mins.
To check for pitha readiness, insert toothpick or fork. If the dough does not stick, its ready.
Allow the pitha to cool before cutting into pieces.

13 Responses
  1. Meena Says:

    This is one of my FAVORITE pitha ….i m surely going to try this…..thanks Sarita …

  2. shelly Says:

    I need Lau podopitha recipe. Can someone help!!

  3. Sujita Says:

    Thanks for the recipe. The method of preparation was very beautifully represented.

  4. tanuja Says:

    It’s a real authentic oriya dish which me n my family cherish a lot..


    would you ship poda pitha to illinois

  6. Babu Says:

    Delicious, yummi and ………….

  7. swapnaranibiswal.107 Says:

    i remember my mother in law, its great………

  8. simi Says:

    can i prepare it in a pressure cooker or a fry pan?

  9. Ramakanta Says:

    That’s really nice to add this recipe. But I want to know if I don’t have oven then how to cook it in better possible way,,,,please suggest……..

  10. sasmita Says:

    Its really nice, the dish can be even prepared in pressure cooker. Firstly, grease the inside of cooker with ghee/refine oil quite properly. Put lot of oil/ghee on bottom of cooker. Then we will pour the batter in cooker covering with the lid with no whistle upon it. The cooker should be placed completely on very low flame, it will take around 50 mins. In between when the pitha smell comes, open the lid and check its preparedness by tricking into it by fork. Almost after prescribed time, it will be prepared. After then, make cooker out of flame and let it cool. U will get your favourite PODA PITHA.

  11. nirada kumar palei Says:

    no doubt it is good to write in net about our traditional food,but it should be in our language that is in ODIA

  12. Dr J Swain Says:

    Please upload the recipe of the Original Podapitha, prepared during RAJA PARBA…

  13. sashi Says:

    It’s really delicious

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