Assam is well known for its ‘pithas’. During festival seasons, every household in Assam pride themselves in preparing savory pitha recipes.
Today let us try ‘Kordoi Pitha’ from the kitchen of Babita. The shape of this pitha resembles star fruit (Kordoi), and hence the name ‘Kordoi Pitha’.
Traditional Assamese Kordoi Pitha
For the pitha
- 2 Cup Maida
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 Cup Refined Oil
- Refined oil for frying.
For Sugar Syrup
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- Take 2 cup maida, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 cup refines oil in a plate, and mix them.
- Now, gently add lukewarm water and knead the mixture into smooth dough (same as we do for preparing luchi).
- Cover the dough for 30 minutes.
- Later, knead the dough for 5 minutes. Prepare small balls out of the dough.
- Roll the balls into small luchi sized disc.
- With the help of a knife, make parallel slits without cutting the edge.
- Fold the pitha and press the corners so that it sticks together.
- Now heat oil in a deep pan. Fry the pithas on low flame till they become golden brown.
- In another pan, add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Boil till we get a sticky syrup that sticks to your fingers when you touch it.
- Add the pithas in the syrup. Mix well so that the pithas get coated with the syrup.
- Now remove the pithas one by one, and place it in a plate.
- Your kordoi pitha is ready to be served.