Manda pitha

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Manda pitha
Sijha manda pitha
Type Pitha
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.

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