Rosy’s Nokshi Pitha

Rosy’s Nokshi Pitha


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About this recipe: Nokshi or Nakshi Pitha is a traditional dessert that originated in rural areas of Bengal. Designing each pitha involves practice, but also passion. It is believed that traditionally women used to express their inner thoughts through these designs. These pithas are brought in for wedding ceremonies, and are also given to the groom's family as gifts.

BengaliFoodie Dhaka, Bangladesh

Serves: 12 

  • water as needed
  • 3 cups of rice powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 cup of date jiggery
  • Oil for deep frying-as needed

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Boil water and add the rice powder and salt. Mix and stir well to make a thick dough. Roll the dough well to make it soft and smooth. Ball some balls of out the dough.
  2. Roll each boll out on a rolling pin to make a thick tortilla. Cut shapes out of it and make designs on each of the shapes.
  3. On a separate bowl mix in the jiggery with water to make a syrup.
  4. Heat oil in a deep drying fan. Dip each of the shapes (pitha) in the jiggery syrup well and fry in deep oil. Fry until the pitha turns golden brown
  5. It is delicious by itself. Made in winter, and also in wedding ceremonies.

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