Keep the ingredients ready
In a dry pan, fry grated coconut with sugar and elaichi. Fry till sugar melts and stick to coconut. Keep aside.
In a large bowl, take the rice powder and salt. Mix them well.
Add little hot water and start kneading the mixture. Continue kneading till dough becomes pliable and soft.
Now, make medium balls of the dough. Flatten the ball by pressing with your palm.
Fill the flattened rice disc with 2 tbsp of fried coconut.
Fold the pitha and press the corners so that it sticks together.
Heat water in a deep pan.
When water boils, cover the mouth of the pan with a markin cloth. Put the pithas on top of the cloth.
Now, cover the mouth of the pan with a lid. Put a heavy weight on the lid so that the pithas are properly cooked in steam.
Cook for 10 minutes. Your bhapa pitha is ready.