Poda pitha, and Pura Poda Pitha are always super duper hit at my house...my hubby wanna it always, but this time having lotss of mangoes in hand, i just wanna make one of my fav from Grandma's kitchen; i.e Amba Poda Pitha...Its little different from the original recipe, as here mango milkshake and chopped mango pieces are added to the batter..and u cant believe the taste is as always awesome...even my son(1.6 yrs) had some with more interest...So as they say, grandma's recipes and mom's recipes r always gr8, its really taste soo good...and here it goes:-
1/2 cup rice
1 cup black gram - without outer skin (chopa-chhada biri)
1/2 cup Mango milkshake or as needed
1 cup finely chopped mangoes
1 1/2 cup sugar (chini)/jaggery(guda)
3-4 green cardamom(crushed)
Few chopped Dry fruits
2 tsp of black pepper powder
ghee or refined oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Baking soda
Soak the rice and black gram in water in separate bowls for about 4-6 hours.
Wash them thoroughly and grind the rice to a coarse paste and grind the grams to a fine paste...
Do not use much water for grinding..
Mix together both the batters by adding mango milkshake as needed to make a smooth and thick batter..
Add mango pieces, dryfruits, salt, sugar/jaggery,black pepper powder, crushed cardamom and baking soda to the batter and mix well.
Keep it covered for about 1 hour for self-fermentation.
Pre-heat the microwave/pressure cooker.
Form a thin layer of oil/ghee in the surface of the cooker/baking disk.
Add a layer of the batter about 1-2 cm thick.
Spread ghee over it.
For cooking in microwave, just bake it for 30-40 mins.
For cooking in the pressure cooker, cook it by closing the lid (without mounting the whistle-weight).
Place the pressure cooker in simmer flame for 40-50 mins.
Now poda pitha is ready.
Serve like this or with milk and ripe mango pieces, dalma, kheer or any other curry of ur choice.... enjoy..:-)
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