Bhapa Puli Pithe (Steamed & Stuffed Rice Dumplings - Bengali Festive Dessert)

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Bhapa Puli Pithe (Steamed & Stuffed Rice Dumplings - Bengali Festive Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :50 Min

Cook Time : 5 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 3
  • 1/2 cups rice flour

  • 1 cups semolina

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1/2 cups leftover carrot halwa

  • 1 tsp powdered brown sugar & a pinch of crushed saffron to garnish


  • In a bowl, mix together rice flour, semolina, cardamom powder and a pinch of salt. Knead into a dough by adding required quantity of water. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for an hour.
  • Divide into 10-11 equal portions. Take each portion and roll into a small circle with your fingers
  • Put 1/2 tsp. of the carrot filling in the centre and close it into a crescent shape. Seal all the edges by running a fork around and making an impression.
  • Make similar pithes with the remaining dough. Place a cloth on a steel colander and transfer all the pithes on it.
  • Now cover the pithes with the cloth and place this colander over a saucepan containing water. Place a steel plate over it and steam for 4-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with crushed saffron and powdered brown sugar or castor sugar. Serve, preferably with liquid jaggery.