Puli Pithe Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

A Bengali traditional sweet dish specially made during festivals.Dudh puli is a traditional bengali pithe or pitha and Makar Sankranti or poush sankranti(in Bengal) is the best time to make it at home. Bengali style Dudh puli means half-moon shaped stuffed rice cake or dumpling cooked in dudh or milk. In this bengali dudh puli recipe sweet coconut-jaggery stuffed rice cake or dumpling is cooked in jaggery mixed milk.

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Puli Pithe

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Puli Pithe Recipe

  • None For The Filling
  • 200 gram black gram
  • 1 chopped onions
  • As required Green chili
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped garlic
  • As required Turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoon Salt
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • None Cooking Oil
  • None Ghee
  • 1.50 cup rice3 cup of crushed coconut/khoya
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • As required date jaggery
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • As required For the batter
  • 1 cup Refined flour/maida

Directions: Puli Pithe Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.Filling(gram masala)

step 2

  • STEP 2.Chop the onions & garlic also slice the green chilis from the middle.

step 3

  • STEP 3.Now wash the 200gms of black gram thoroughly.

step 4

  • STEP 4.Now in a kadai, add 2 cup of water.

step 5

  • STEP 5.Add the black gram, chopped onions, chilis,½ tbsp turmeric and salt to taste, mix it well with the water, let the water evaporate on low flame.

step 6

  • STEP 6.Once the black gram is cooked the consistency will become thick.

step 7

  • STEP 7.Take another kadai, pour 7-8tbsp oil and add the chopped garlic fry them till golden brown.

step 8

  • STEP 8.Now add the cooked black gram and give it a mix.

step 9

  • STEP 9.Now add 2-3tbsp sugar and mix it with the khoya (you can add more sugar as per your taste).

step 10

  • STEP 10.Now add the bay leaves and cardamom, give it the right mix.

step 11

  • STEP 11.At last, you can add 1tbsp ghee for enhancing the flavor.

step 12

  • STEP 12.Take out the filling in a plate and let it cool.

step 13

  • STEP 13.Filling(coconut)

step 14

  • STEP 14.Take a kadai and roast the sesame seed in low flame, keep roasting until they brown. Turn off the gas and pour them on a plate and let it cool. Grind the roasted sesame in a powder consistency.

step 15

  • STEP 15.Now add water, salt, and mix it with the water very well.

step 16

  • STEP 16.Take a kadai and pour the sesame paste and keep cooking it in a low flame.

step 17

  • STEP 17.Now add the 5tbsp jaggery and saute it with the sesame paste thoroughly. Keep mixing them until the jaggery is evenly spread.

step 18

  • STEP 18.Add the other half of roasted rice powder and keep mixing the whole thing now and then.

step 19

  • STEP 19.Now add salt to taste and mix it.

step 20

  • STEP 20.Now add the bay leaves, give it the right mix.

step 21

  • STEP 21.Keep stirring it occasionally so that the black gram doesn’t stick.

step 22

  • STEP 22.At last, you can add 1tbsp ghee for enhancing the flavor.

step 23

  • STEP 23.Take out the filling in a plate and let it cool.

step 24

  • STEP 24.Dough

step 25

  • STEP 25.In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of water and add 1 cup refined flour/maida, and 1 tbsp salt mix it carefully without making any lumps.

step 26

  • STEP 26.Add 3-4 tbsp oil add more oil if needed but go slow. Once your dough starts to crumble then,

step 27

  • STEP 27.Add water to balance the consistency.

step 28

  • STEP 28.Knead a tight dough.

step 29

  • STEP 29.Take a little portion of the dough and flatten it into a circle with your fingers. Put 1-2 tsp. Of the stuffing in the center.

step 30

  • STEP 30.Close it into a crescent shape.

step 31

  • STEP 31.Seal the edges with your fingers or fork.

step 32

  • STEP 32.Line a colander with a wet cloth and place the pithes in it. Cover with the fabric.

step 33

  • STEP 33.Steam for 4-5 minutes in a saucepan, steamer or pressure cooker. (which suits your need)

step 34

  • STEP 34.Or you can take a kadai to pour cooking oil and deep fry them.

step 35

  • STEP 35.Whatever will be convenient for you.

step 36

  • STEP 36.Garnish with some crushed saffron or castor sugar for the coconut filling and green chutney for gram filling.
calories per serving
134 g Fat36 g Protein196 g Carbs48 g FiberOther

Current Totals

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Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp