Chunga pitha (Bamboo tube pitha)

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Chunga pitha (Bamboo tube pitha)


  • Sticky rice powder: 3 cups
  • Finely grated coconut: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Tender bamboo tubes:


    • Mix the sticky rice powder.grated cocunut and the sugar with a spoon.
    • Put the rice powder mixture into the tube.
    • Press the mixture inside the tube.
    • Keep an empty space on the tube so that the moxture can expand.
    • Tightly close the ppening with a babana leaf.
    • Can also use a silver foil.
    • Cook upon slow open fire.
    • First cook the mouth of the tube.
    • Rotate from time to time so that it cooks evenly.
    • When done remove and let the tube cool slightly.
    • Split the tube and serve with cream and jaggery.
    • The more the slice are thinner the tastier the taste of the chunga pitha.

    Notes: Can make salty chunga pitha also.

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