Til Pitha (Sesame Pancake)

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Til Pitha (Sesame Pancake)


  • Sticky rice: 1 kg
  • Black sesame seed (til): 400 gms
  • Jaggery (grated): 750 gms
  • Orange rind: as per taste


    • Soak the rice for 3-4 hours. Drain well.
    • Pound the rice to a fine powder. Sieve twice with a very fine sieve.
    • Keep in an airtight container in a compact condition.
    • Clean, wash and dry the sesame seed beforehand.
    • Stir fry dry in small portions in a karahi. When the sesame starts to crackle remove the sesame seeds from fire. Pound coarsely.
    • Mix the pounded sesame seed well with grated jaggery and orange rind.
    • Heat a griddle. Take a handful of rice power and spread thinly in round shape.
    • Sprinkle sesame and jaggery mixture on the pitha and fold the pitha in half.
    • Keep aside for a while on the side of griddle so that the pitha is crisp. Turn once.
    • Serve Til Pitha hot. Can be stored fresh for 2 weeks.
    • Before serving warm the pithas in a warm oven for two minutes.

    Notes: Half moon (Jun) shape til pithas are also called Jun Pitha .

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