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

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

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 50

Cook Time : 5

Total Time : 55


Serves 3

  • rice flour 1/2 cups

  • semolina 1 cups

  • salt 1/4 tsp

  • cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

  • leftover carrot halwa 1/2 cups

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


  • 01

    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.

  • 02

    Divide into 10-11 equal portions. Take each portion and roll into a small circle with your fingers

  • 03

    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.

  • 04

    Make similar pithes with the remaining dough. Place a cloth on a steel colander and transfer all the pithes on it.

  • 05

    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.

  • 06

    Garnish with crushed saffron and powdered brown sugar or castor sugar. Serve, preferably with liquid jaggery.



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