Chitou Pitha is a very tasty recipe. This is a traditional pitha (pancake) of Odisha. We can also named this as rice and Coconut Pancake. Taste of this pitha is very very delicious and this pitha is very soft as well. All Odia people make this pitha during a special occasion called as Cittalagi Amavasya.
Rice – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/5 cup or according to your taste
Curd (dahi) – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp or as per your taste
For making this Chitou Pitha first sock the rice for 5-6 hours. Wash the rice and strain the water from rice. Now take a blending jar add socked rice and grated coconut and also add a little water if need. Make a fine paste not so thick or not so thin. We should make a pouring consistency of this mixture. After that add sugar, salt, curd and mix well. Now leave it for 2-3 hours.
After 3 hours switch on the gas and keep it on low put a pan add oil spread evenly now add 1 full spoon of mixture (don’t spread the mixture, only pour) cover the pan leave it for 2-3 minutes or it completely cooked. You can check the pancake by using a toothpick. Don’t flip this pancake. When the chitou pitha is completely done transfer it into a plate. Finally garnish this pitha by using some chocolate syrup. Garnishing step is optional, you can skip this step. In the same process make all the pitha and enjoy.
Friends here I am adding some chocolate syrup to garnish the pitha but traditionally this is not done. I am adding this just to give it a nice look. If you don’t like then skip this step. It tastes very nice without any chocolate syrup. I recommend to have this without any syrup to get the traditional taste. So friends try this special odia recipe and enjoy.