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Arisa pitha
Arisa Pitha.jpg
Arisa Pitha being served on a plate.
Alternative names"ଘି' ପିଠା"
Ghi' pitha
Region or stateOdisha
Main ingredientsRice, Sugar, Cinnamon

Arisa pitha (Odia: ଆରିସା ପିଠା) is a traditional sweet pancake from India. The crispy outer layer surrounds soft insides. It is also known by the name 'Hilsa' in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. It is the traditional sweet in Coastal Andhra of Andhra Pradesh as well where it is known as 'Ariselu'.



A thick jantani (semi solid mixture cooked and kneaded for some time) of rice flour and sugar or jaggery is made into small semi-flat round shapes and fried in ghee or oil till golden brown.

Boil 2 L water in a wide mouth pan, add sugar, salt, cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp ghee. Pour rice powder (Powdered rice) slowly and stir continuously, cover the pan and reduce the flame. Cook until it absorbs the water completely (to the consistency of chapati). Let it cool. Knead it to make a smooth dough. Heat a pan, add coconut and sugar and fry till the coconut turns golden brown. Make small balls of semolina dough, roll it and stuff it with the fried coconut, sesame seeds. Deep fry till golden brown.[1]

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