Nimakhiya Pitha (Salted Pitha)

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Nimakhiya Pitha (Salted Pitha)


  • Sticky rice:500 gm
  • Grated coconut: 250 gms
  • Finely chopped onion: 2 tbsps
  • Finely chopped ginger: 1 tsps
  • Finely chopped chilli: 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves: 10
  • Mustard seeds: a pinch
  • Peanut Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Sugar: 2 tsps
  • Salt : to taste


    • Soak the sticky rice for 4 hours. Drain well.
    • Pound tthe rice to a very fine powder and sieve with a very fine sieve thrice.
    • Keep in an airtight container in a compact condition.
    • In a heavy bottom pan heat the peanut oil.
    • Splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves,chopped onion,green chillies and ginger to it.
    • Add the grated coconut. Upon medium heat stir fry. Sprinkle sugar and salt.
    • When the coconut is done remove the pan from fire.
    • Heat a griddle. Take a handfull of rice powder and spread thinly on the hot griddle. Sprinkle a teaspoon of the fried coconut in the pitha and fold the pitha.
    • Turn the pitha and keep aside for awhile. When done remove.
    • Enjoy pitha hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Notes: Instead of sugar, sugarfree powder can be added. Take out the coconut juice before frying the grated coconut and keep it aside for later use.

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