Try This Assamese Kholasapori Pitha Recipe For Bihu
Image Credit: Assamese Kholasapori pitha, Shorts JR@YouTube

If you're looking for a crepe or Indian flatbread alternative in Assamese cuisine, you could find Kholasapori Pitha. A rice pancake is its most straightforward analogy. Nevertheless, the incorporation of Night Jasmine blossoms is the true magic behind this formulation. Although these flowers aren't strictly necessary to make Kholasapori, the locals like to include them for their pleasant aroma and the health benefits they provide. This simple recipe is a perfect addition to your festive spread for Bihu. It is made pretty quickly and if you are pro at making dosa and cheelas, the cooking method of Kholasapori might feel similar. 

Assam's native curries, such as Boror Tenga and Gahori Mankho, can urge you to match this rice pancake with them. Yet, the indigenous use aloo pitika when serving it ceremonially. The latter is a regional take on mashed potatoes that makes use of unique combinations of herbs and spices.

Khola, the name of the clay pan that is used to make this item, is where the dish's moniker originates. In the absence of an actual clay khol, a regular tawa or frying pan might be used instead. Depending on where you sample it in Assam, you could know it as paani-pitha, bhurbhuriya pitha, khorosi pitha, haniki pitha, or even hazarmukhi pitha.

Making the rice flour for kholaspori pitha at home results in a more flavorful end product. To prepare this wash two cups of rice well and then soak it in a big bowl of water for four to five hours. Rinse the rice under cold running water by placing it in a colander. Now lay the grains out to dry on a dry towel or newspaper. Put the dried rice in a blender and process it until you have a powder. Take the flour out of the mill and pass it through a sieve to reduce the particle size further.

Kholasapori Recipe

Freshly made Kholasaporis, Image Source: RajitaKitchen@YouTube


  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Grated Carrot - 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped onions - 1 medium size
  • Water to make a batter
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix the rice powder, chopped onion, shredded carrot, salt, and water together in a bowl until you get a smooth, lump-free batter.
  • Start by heating a Tawa pan. Spread oil, then add two measuring spoons' worth of batter and spread evenly.
  • When one side is cooked, flip it over to finish cooking. 

Use aloo pitika as a side dish with Kholasapori Pitha.