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|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Odisha|
|Main ingredients||Rice flour, coconut, jaggery, black pepper, chhena|
|Cookbook: Manda pitha Media: Manda pitha|
Manda pitha (Odia: ମଣ୍ଡା ପିଠା) is a steamed pitha which is prepared in all parts of Odisha, India during festivals falling on monsoon and post-monsoon seasons like Manabasa guruvar, Durga Puja, Kumar Purnima, Gamha Purnima, etc. The pitha bears some similarities with modak of Maharashtra and Kozhakkattai of South India.
The outer covering consists of steamed rice flour and inner filling is of coconut, jaggery, black pepper and Chhena.
Making a manda pitha
Manda pitha prepared during Kumar Purnima