Monday, December 6, 2010

Chunchi Patra Pitha(Needle-Thin cake)

This recipe is one of my most favourite one from my mom's kitchen...whenever she used to make it ,  i  helped her by grating coconuts and making the stuffing  for this recipe..This is a very soft,sweet and yummy dish...


1 Cup Rice
1/2 Cup Black Gram
1 Coconut(grated)
Sugar 1 Cup
2 Cardamoms(crushed)
Oil, Salt
Baking Soda, Muslin cloth


Soak rice and black gram overnight and grind to make a smooth batter.
Add salt with baking soda and whip properly.
Add enough water to make a watery batter.
Fry grated coconut and sugar in a pan.
Add crushed cardamom in to it and fry for 1 min more.
This is used as the stuffing.
Heat & grease the tawa, two-three fold a muslin cloth, dip it in the batter and make a cross like structure in the tawa by using the muslin cloth as a paint brush.
Put little stuffing in the middle of it and fold it like a handkerchief.
Take out the delicious Chhunchi Patra pitha carefully.

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  1. Dear Mughdha
    How are you?
    I havent eaten this pitha after 1974. I used to wonder how it is made. I want to try this. But can you please elaborate a bit more the lines..TWO FOLD A MUSLIN CLOTH.....IN THE TAWA" Sorry I cd not follow.Please explan.
    have a nice week

  2. This is like the bengali patishapta and i guess the muslin cloth id being used as a paintbrush on the tawa.... great one.

  3. Hi Ushanish and Sageeta...

    Sangeeta, ur guess is correct the muslin cloth here is used as a paint brush....

    Ushanish, u can make 2 or 3 fold depends upon u just try to take batter in that and make a cross mark n the tawa and remember dont heat the tawa very much...

  4. This surely looks and sounds wonderful!..thanks for sending it..

  5. This crepe or needle thin cake as its called looks and sounds delicious.Thank you dear for linking to my event.

  6. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. Thanks a lot for posting the recipe of this unique Pitha. I will make this soon.


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