Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Its a sweet dish(like halwa or kheer and is made of rice powder) especially made during Bada Osha is a festival of fasting celebrated before the day of Kartik Purnima in Orissa...and this Atakali is made as a prasad to offer Lord Shiva in almost every temple of Orissa...Dhabaleswar Temple at Cuttack,Orissa is famous for this festival and also Kartik Purnima and its a must to visit place during this time..This recipe is given as an offering to Lord Dhabaleswar Mahadeva and i must say it has a very devine taste like all other prasads.

1 Cup Raw Rice Powder
1 Cup Jaggery/Gud
4 Cups Milk
5 Cups Water
Small Pieces of thin coconut pieces
1 Cup dry fruits like raisins,cashew nuts, almonds etc..
2-3 tbsp Ghee
3-4 Crushed Cardamoms
1 Bay Leaf
A Pinch of Salt


Heat water in a heavy bottomed pan, add salt, cardamom, bay leaf and jaggery to it.
When jaggery dissolved in water, add rice powder slowly to this by stirring it continuously.
Now add milk, ghee, coconut pieces and dry fruits to this.
Stir more in a low flame to mix all the ingredients properly.

Stir and cook further till it becomes semi thick in consistency.
Enjoy hot or cold...:-)


  1. Dear Mugdha
    Thank you so much!! I really did not expect you would post the recipe so fast. Shall I use Usuna or Arua chaula, for Kamda pitha too?
    I guess it would be Arua as it is connected to festivals. I shall try Kanda Pitha first, heard lot about it during my Ravenshaw days decades ego.
    Bhala thiba

  2. ya arua chaula is always used for making pitha n orissa...only some pithas r made of ushuna chaula...try it...wish u a happy weekend too...enjoy

  3. happy to find the information,especially for odiyas staying outside.thanks a lot.


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