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Til Pitha Recipe / Makar Sankranti Recipes
Til Pitha Recipe

Til Pitha Recipe

This is a traditional Assamese sweet dish that’s prepared at the time of Makar Sankranti. It is basically a pancake made of sticky rice and stuffed with til and jaggery.

Til pitha,an Assamese favorite made from sticky rice and filled with sesame seeds, and jaggery.Til pitha is unique to Assam.


  • Bora rice (sticky rice) - 500 gms
  • Black sesame seeds - 70gms
  • Jaggery - 100 gms

Wash and soak rice overnight.Strain the rice. Cover with a cloth and leave it in the strainer for 2 hours or until dry. Grind to coarse powder.Keep covered.(The rice flour should be damp but not wet or toodry)

Lightly dry roast the sesame seeds, pound it slightly and keep aside Grate the jaggery. Mix sesame seeds and the jaggery together.

Heat a unseasoned tawa /girdle over medium flame and take a ladle of rice batter place it in the middle of the pan and spread to a small disc.

While it is being roasted, place some jaggery and sesame mix in the center.

When the rice batter begins to firm,lift one of the edges and hand roll into a cylindrical shape.

Keep aside for a while on the side of griddle so that the pitha is crisp then remove from pan.

The pitha should remain white. It can be stored for about a week.

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