Cookbook:Arisa Pitha

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Arisa Pitha is a sweet pancake from Odisha, India. It is made using sugar and a sweet pitha. The crispy outer layer surrounding soft insides.


  • 1 kg of rice flour
  • 0.5 kg of jaggery
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon (powdered)
  • 200 g of vegetable oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • sesame seeds


A thick jantani (semi solid mixture) 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]