Ada Pua Pitha

About this recipe: This is a very simple yet flavorful recipe for a ginger based pitha. The ada (ginger) pua pitha is a traditional pitha native in Comilla region of Bangladesh. It is delicious by itself, but can be also served with curries.

nadira_begum Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups rice powder
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon onion paste
  • 4 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Directions

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Mix the rice powder, 1 egg beat, salt, ginger and onion paste. A thick mixture will form. Use a big spoon to pick up portions of the mixture.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Pour the mixture from the big spoon on to the deep oil to make medium sized round lumps. The lumps ( pitha) will swell up in the deep oil.
  3. Fry until the lump becomes golden yellow brown.
  4. Repeat to make 7-8 pithas.
  5. Place the fried pithas on a paper or paper towel so that the excess oil is soaked up.
  6. Serve!

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