Just like Lohri and Pongal, Magh Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in Assam. And like all Indian festivals that are synonymous with good food, Bihu too is marked by feasts and bonfires. On the day of Uruka, the night before Bihu, family and loved ones gather together for a night of merriment and some amazing traditional food. There are the savoury items and the desserts too but the pitha is the most popular. So, on the occasion of Magh Bihu, we bring you the recipe of the most favourite snack of Assam- Bora Saulor Aroiya Pitha.
Shabnam Borah, owner of Shabnam’s Kitchen tells us how to go about it.
Bora saul/ Thai sticky rice — 1 kg
Coconut (shredded) — 2
Sugar — 500 g
*Wash the rice and soak for 10 minutes. Then drain the water and keep it aside. After draining the water, grind the wet rice.
*Mix sugar with shredded coconut, and heat it on low flame till the sugar melts and the coconut starts to bind.
*Put a tawa on low flame and spread the rice powder in a round shape. Put the sugary coconut and fold it.
*Press the pitha with a clean cotton cloth so that the fold doesn’t open.