chakuli pitha recipe

Chakuli Pitha Recipe | Recipe from Orissa | Odia Food Recipe

What is Chakuli Pitha?

Pancake made with rice and lentils, sweet or savory, from the state of Orissa is Chakuli Pitha. It is one of the most popular breakfast recipes of the state. It is very simple to make. Chakuli pitha recipe can be customised as per the liking. It can be flavored with jaggery, coconut, cardamoms, etc. However, this is the recipe for savory pitha. It can also be served with ghugni and potato curry for a complete Odia meal.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Chakuli Pitha recipe:

Pancake recipes are so simple and easy to make and therefore these are perfect breakfast recipes. This recipe too calls for a handful of ingredients and it is done. Rice and urad dal are used to make chakuli pitha. The same combination is also used to make dhuska recipe from the state of Jharkhand. Still the two dishes are so different from each other. Here is all that you need to make Chakuli Pitha:

Rice and Dal: Any variety of rice and urad, in the proportion of 2:1, are used to make chakuli pitha recipe. Proper soaking of these ingredients is essential.

Fermentation: The soaked rice and urad dal are grinded. Thereafter the mixture is left to be fermented. The fermentation part is optional but I would recommend it.

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Indian pancakes are ample. Every state has its own pancake recipe. Be it the whole wheat eggless pancakes from the Konkani kitchen in Goa, or Khura from the kitchen of Arunachal Pradesh. Other than these there are a number of cheela recipes such as besan ka chilla, dal chilla, sooji cheela and so on.

How to serve Chakuli Pitha?

It can be served with chutney of your choice for a weekday breakfast.

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How to make Chakuli Pitha?

1.This recipe makes 8-10 chakuli pitha.

chakuli pitha recipe

2.Discard the water in which rice was soaked. Transfer soaked 1 cup of rice into a grinder jar.

chakuli pitha recipe

3.Make smooth paste.

chakuli pitha recipe

4.Likewise add ½ cup of soaked urad dal to the grinder jar.

chakuli pitha recipe

5.Make a smooth paste.

chakuli pitha recipe

6.Mix both the pastes.

chakuli pitha recipe

7.Leave for 4-6 hours or till fermented.

chakuli pitha recipe

8.Thereafter, adjust the consistency and add salt to taste.

chakuli pitha recipe

9.Heat a cooking pan. Drizzle 1 tsp of oil.

chakuli pitha recipe

10.Pour ½ a cup of batter using a bowl and spread it with the bowl.

chakuli pitha recipe

11.Cook on low flame till done from one side.

chakuli pitha recipe

12.Flip and cook from the other side too.

chakuli pitha recipe

13.Serve hot or warm. Bon appétit!

chakuli pitha recipe

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