Rosh er Pitha

Rosh er Pitha


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About this recipe: Rosh er Pitha or a pitha soaked in sugary syrup is a traditional Bangladeshi sweet dish. It is often made on wedding programs, such as Haldi, Mehedi or the big wedding itself.

Rukhsana_Akter Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 2 cups of liquid milk
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • 1 egg white, beaten well
  • 2 cups of oil for deep frying
  • 2-3 cups of sugar
  • 4 cups of water


  1. Heat a pan with the liquid milk with some salt. Bring it to boil.
  2. Add the flour and stir well to make a dough like mixture.
  3. Place the mixture on a rolling board and gather it into a dough. Add the ghee and kneed well.
  4. Dap your fingers on the beaten egg white and transfer the egg white that has been collected in your fingers and palm. Mix the dough well with hand. Repeat a few more times so that the egg is added, a little at a time.
  5. Make small balls out of the dough. Roll out each ball into small tortillas.
  6. Use a tooth pick or a new needle to cut out designs on to the tortillas.
  7. Heat a deep frying pan with oil. Deep fry each of the designed tortillas or pithas.
  8. Set aside the fried pithas
  9. In a separate pot, heat the sugar and water so that a thick mixture forms. Soak the fried pithas in the sugar syrup. The pithas will soften when the syrup has soaked them well.
  10. Serve!

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