Chitoi Pitha


Chitoi Pitha is a traditional food in Bangladesh. People love it any time as a snacks, specially in winter season. We serve it also as a dessert sometimes. Normally it serves with chutney, vorta or meat stew. So, let’s know how to make chitoi pitha at home.

Chitoi Pitha

Chitoi Pitha

Chitoi Pitha

By November 25, 2015

Author: Zurana
Recipe type: Side/Appetizer
Cuisine: Bangladeshi
Serves: 4 people

Prep Time : 15 minutes. Cook Time : 20 minutes




  1. Soak the rice for two hours.
  2. After two hours drain all water.
  3. Pour the soaked rice into blender, along with salt, steamed rice and warm water as required.
  4. Blend then until smooth paste.
  5. Keep the batter into refrigerator for at least two hours, preferable to over night.


  1. Heat a chitoi pithe mold or cast iron wok on high heat.
  2. Reduced heat to medium.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup batter and cover it for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove gently the edges of pitha, then remove fully from wok.
  5. Repeat the same process to make all pitha.
  6. Serve hot with coriander chutney or meat.


  1. I made this pitha with traditional way. No knead to grease the pan with oil. The oily flavor isn't taste too good. So, i avoid this.
  2. Another very important note-keep the batter into refrigerator at least two hours, otherwise it's not rise well.

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