Simple snack/ breakfast recipe that has a soft layer of Rice covered around a special Masala made of Potatoes and Onions. Additionally, one may choose to temper it with Sesame seeds, Mustard seeds and Desiccated Coconut.

If you like the taste of Vada pav, you’ll love this recipe – plus its much healthier than a Vada Pav 🙂 It’s not deep fried.

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Chawal ka Pitha | चावल का पीठा

A soft layer of Rice wrapped around a savoury Masala of Potatoes and Onions - tempered with Sesame seeds, Mustard seeds and Desiccated Coconut. 
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
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Servings: 11 Phtha
Calories: 180kcal
Author: PapaMummyKitchen


  • 1/2 tsp Salt (नमक – १/४ + १/४ छोटा चम्मच)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder (लहसुन पाउडर – १/४ + १/४ छोटा चम्मच)
  • 1 cup Rice flour (चावल का आटा - १ कप​​​)
  • 4 Potatoes (boiled) (आलू - ४, उबले हुए)
  • 7 tbsp Edible Oil (खाद्य तेल – ३+३चम्मच​ + १+१छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (जीरा – १/२ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds (सोंफ़ – १/२ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1.5 tsp Black Mustard seeds (राई – १/२ + १ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 4 Green Chili (finely chopped) (हरी मिर्च – २+२, बारीक कटी हुई)
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts (ground) (मूंगफ़ली (पीसी हुई) – १/४ कप​)
  • 2 Onion (small size - chopped) (प्याज (छोटा आकार​) - २, कटे हुए)
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger powder (अदरक पाउडर – १/४ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर – १/४ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili powder (लाल मिर्च पाउडर – १/४ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (गरम मसाला – १/४ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 1/2 tsp Amchur powder (अमचूर पाउडर – १/२ छोटा चम्मच​)
  • 4 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped) (हरा धनिया – २+२ चम्मच​)
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour (कार्न फ्लोर - २ चम्मच​)
  • 1.5 tbsp Sesame seeds (तिल - १.५ चम्मच​)
  • 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut (नारियल का चूरा - १ चम्मच​)


  • Watch the video below for detailed step-by-step instructions for this recipe



Important tips for this recipe -
  1. For a perfect Rice-flour dough maintain equal proportion of Water and Rice flour while kneading the dough.
  2. For steaming this dish, you may choose to use a steamer or even do the same in any vessel with water at the bottom and a strainer separated with a bowl to maintain some gap between water and the Pitha. In either of these cases, when you cover the vessel with a lid, make sure that you have a cloth that covers the vessel top before the lid. Doing this will ensure that water from the steaming process doesn't directly fall onto the Pitha - thereby spoiling it.
  3. Pitha typically takes about 12 minutes to cook - but just to be sure you may choose to use a toothpick and pierce it into the Pitha - if the toothpick comes out dry then your Pitha is cooked well. Alternatively, you may also just observe the color change. When Pitha is uncooked it appears White and opaque. When Pitha is cooked well enough, it turns slightly transparent and the color turns off-white.
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