Guwahati News Desk: Punamshree Das from Jorhat clinched the first runners-up at 4th Master Foodie Assam 2021 organized by Foodie Assam.
1. Share your experience with Foodie Assam?
Nothing brings people together like good foods. A big thanks for giving us this platform “Foodie Assam’ to improve quality, creativity for food and craving with food.
2. Do you have any cooking idol?
My mother always.
3. What one do you like most, street food, restaurants food or homemade?
Street food the taste is always best and have varieties in various street zones.
4. Share your favourite dish name?
My favourite is duck curry with rice.
5. Share your opinion, how healthy food can change a life?
New habits, like healthy eating, may help you manage your weight and have more energy.
6. What ingredients are necessary for your kitchen?
Salt, sugar, oil and water are must be needed at the time of cooking.
7. Your winning recipe?
I have brief my winning recipe below:
- 2 Kgs of Sticky Rice (Bora rice, Japanese sweet rice, or any glutinous rice available in your local area)
- 1/2 Kg Black sesame seeds (Til)
- 1 Kg Jaggery (Gur)
a. Making the Rice Outer Layer
Wash and soak the rice for an hour. Strain the rice and spread it out on a parchment paper or newspaper and let it dry partially
Grind the rice to a very fine powder and then sieve it to get fine rice powder
Now, press the rice powder in the container to make it airtight and cover it with a wet cloth. This layer will be the outer shell of the Pitha.
b. Making the Filling
For the filling, wash and strain black sesame seeds, and let it dry. Roast the sesame seeds in a pan or wok until it gives out a nutty fragrance. Coarse grind the sesame seeds.
Melt jaggery in a pan, and add it to the ground sesame seeds. Filling for the pithas is ready.
c. Making the final version of Sweet
Heat a tawa to the required temperature.
Scoop out some of the prepared rice flour, and spread the rice flour on the pan and press it gently with your fingers.
Now put some sesame filling. Take care not to overfill. Roll up the pithas to your desired shape and gently push it to the edge of the pan and let it finish cooking while you continue making the next pitha.
2. Coconut Laddu
For making coconut laddu mix fresh grated coconut with sugar and milk powder under continuous stirring. The mixture becomes gooey when the sugar melts. Cook till the mixture gets cooked well and all the moisture evaporates. Take small porti s from the mixture to your palm and press down yo fingers to form round balls.