Poda pitha
Poda pitha prepared for Raja Parba.
Alternative namesPoda pitha
Place of originodisha
Region or stateOdisha
Serving temperatureBoth hot and cold
Main ingredientsRice, jaggery, black gram and coconut

Poda pitha (Odia: ପୋଡ଼ ପିଠା) is slow-cooked pitha. It is made by slowly baking fermented rice, black gram, grated coconut and jaggery overnight.[1][2][3] Its crust is slightly burnt, while the inside is soft and white. Poda pitha is generally made during Raja Parba.[4][5] It is served to Lord Jagannath and his siblings at Mausi Maa Temple on their way back after Ratha-Yatra, from Gundicha Temple to Jagannath Temple, Puri.

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References

  1. ^ Gopinath Mohanty; Jeeban Kumar Patnaik; Santosha Kumāra Ratha. Cultural Heritage of [Orissa]: Jajpur. State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad.
  2. ^ Classic Cooking of Orissa. Allied Publishers. 2010. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-81-8424-584-4.
  3. ^ KRISHNA GOPAL DUBEY (27 September 2010). THE INDIAN CUISINE. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-81-203-4170-8.
  4. ^ Gopinath Mohanty; Jeeban Kumar Patnaik; Santosha Kumāra Ratha (2003). Cultural heritage of [Orissa]. State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad. ISBN 978-81-902761-3-9.
  5. ^ Savitiri Rout (1 January 1972). Women Pioneers In Oriya Literature. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-81-208-2546-8.