Enduri pitha
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Enduri Pitha for Prathamashtami
Alternative namesHaldi patra pitha
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOdisha
Main ingredientsRice flour, turmeric leaves, black gram, coconut or chhena , jaggery, black pepper

Enduri pitha, also known as Haldi patra pitha, is a variety of pitha made in the Indian state of Odisha mostly in the northern, eastern and central region.[1] Ingredients are turmeric leaves, black gram, rice flour, coconut or Chhena, jaggery, black pepper.[2] Enduri is mostly prepared during Prathamastami[3][4] and Manabasa Gurubara.[5] It is a light snack and has laxative effect because of the turmeric leaves that are used to wrap the pitha. Traditionally, enduri used to be made by steaming in large earthen pots.[6] Enduri is one of the many other pithas offered to Jagannath in the Jagannath Temple, Puri for "Sakala dhupa" (breakfast).[7][8][9]

Enduri made during "Prathamastami.
Enduri made during "Prathamastami.

See also


  1. ^ Gopinath Mohanty; Jeeban Kumar Patnaik; Santosha Kumāra Ratha; Harish Chandra Das; Amiya Kumar Pattanayak; Haripada Satpathy (2002). Cultural Heritage of [Orissa]: Dhenkanal. State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad. ISBN 9788190276153.
  2. ^ Classic Cooking of Orissa. Allied Publishers. 2010. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-81-8424-584-4.
  3. ^ "The Hindu: Odias prefer 'Enduri Pitha' on 'Prathamashtami'". thehindu.com. Retrieved 3 December 2012. ‘Enduri Pitha' a traditional delicacy of Odisha to showcase the medicinal properties of turmeric plant was prepared in most Odia households on Monday to mark the celebration of ‘Prathamashtami'
  4. ^ Lakshmi Narayan Raut (1988). Socio-economic life in medieval Orissa, 1568-1751. Punthi Pustak. ISBN 978-81-85094-18-2.
  5. ^ Raicharan Das; Dhirendranath Patnaik (1982). Festivals of Orissa. Orissa Sahitya Akademi.
  6. ^ Anthropological Survey of India (1960). Bulletin.
  7. ^ Orissa Review. Home Department, Government of Orissa. 1987.
  8. ^ Orissa reference: glimpses of Orissa. TechnoCAD Systems. 2001.
  9. ^ Orissa (India) (1966). Orissa District Gazetteers: Puri. Superintendent, Orissa Government Press.