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Sweet Pua Pitha with Whole Wheat – A Bengal Sweet

 Sweet Pua Pitha is a sweet from West Bengal, an East Indian state of India. Let us take a detour from South India to East India this time.

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West Bengal – An East Indian State

The West Bengal, now in India is a separated part of actual Bengal after Indian Independence. The West Bengal has high cultural heritage. The state capital Kolkata is known as ‘ cultural capital of India’. As far as the state is known for it’s heritage, it is also known for it’s amazing food. Rice and Fish being the main traditional favorite food for any Bengali’s. They also have many lip smacking sweets. Most of their sweets are milk based such as Rasgulla ( one of my favorite), Sondesh,Payesh, Chum chum and many more. Durga Pooja is one of the main festival for them.

Why I made Sweet Pua Pitha


As I have earlier mentioned about the FB group I’m part of Healthy Wellthy Cuisine , make a theme cooking fort night. This time, the theme is Bengali Sweets. That is why I thought of researching about it. I love this fact of being a food blogger which push our limits otherwise I will never even give a try or know about it.

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When the theme was decided, I’m not sure what to make. I went to look for help to a good blogger friend Sathiskumar of Tastepot. He suggested me a few of the easy sweets and I decided to make this super easy Sweet Pua Pitha. 

How I Made this

You need just 4 to 5 basic ingredients. And it’s so easy to make. You don’t need any special equipment. Just mix all the ingredients and deep fry it. It tastes best when had warm. It is perfect to have in a cozy rainy day. Even I made this on a rainy day and it was awesome. Kids loved it.

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The Sweet Pua Pitha is actually made with All purpose flour. But I used Whole Wheat Flour in the place of All purpose flour. If you don’t mind using all purpose flour, you can use that. Mix the flour, semolina , sugar and warm water to make a batter. Pour a ladle of batter in the hot oil. Cook both sides till done. The size of the pitha can be adjusted as you like. I preferred small ones. So I added 3 Pitha in oil at same time. If you like bigger ones, drop one big ladle of batter at a time. It puffs up beautifully that makes a hollow inside.

Other Indian Sweets for you

Alle Belle

Nei Appam

Pazham Pori

Sooji Halwa

Sweet Pongal

Rava Ladoo

Roasted Gram Dal Ladoo

 

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INGREDIENTS

Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup

Rava/ Semolina / Sooji – 1/2 Cup

Sugar – 1/2 Cup

Warm Water – 1 to 1 1/2 Cup

Cardamom – 1/8 tsp crushed

Salt – a pinch

Oil – to deep fry

METHOD

  • In a bowl , take all ingredients except oil.
  • Mix it to make a batter. The batter should be like dosa batter. ( Thin than the pancake batter)
  • Check sugar by  tasting a drop of batter. Adjust as per your liking.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • When the oil is hot, pour a ladle of batter to the oil.
  • The Pitha puffs up. Slowly turn the other side.
  • Cook both sides in medium high heat till it turns golden.
  • Remove from oil to a paper towel.
  • Serve.

NOTES

  1. Adjust sugar as per your requirements. This dish is basically mild sweet.
  2. Don’t cook the pithas n high heat as the inner side will not be cooked and outside will turn golden fast.
  3. If you want small pithas, drop half ladle of batter.
  4. The number of pithas, varies according to the size you prefer. The given amount of ingredients is enough to make 20 small Sweet Pua Pithas.
5 from 6 votes
Sweet Pua Pitha,Pitha,Bengali.Indian,Snack,Frying,Whole Wheat,Vegan
Sweet Pua Pitha
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Sweet Pua Pitha is a sweet from West Bengal, an East Indian state of India. You need just 4 to 5 basic ingredients. And it's so easy to make.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian, Snack, Sweet Pua Pitha, Whole Wheat
Servings: 20 Nos
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Semolina/Sooji
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Warm Water Approximately
  • 1/8 Tsp Cardamom Crushed
  • Salt a pinch
  • Oil To deep fry
Instructions
  1. In a bowl , take all ingredients except oil.

  2. Mix it to make a batter. The batter should be like dosa batter. ( Thin than the pancake batter)

  3. Check sugar by  tasting a drop of batter. Adjust as per your liking.

  4. Heat oil in a deep pan.

  5. When the oil is hot, pour a ladle of batter to the oil.

  6. The Pitha puffs up. Slowly turn the other side.

  7. Cook both sides in medium high heat till it turns golden.

  8. Remove from oil to a paper towel.

    Serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. Adjust sugar as per your requirements. This dish is basically mild sweet.
  2. Don't cook the pithas n high heat as the inner side will not be cooked and outside will turn golden fast.
  3. If you want small pithas, drop half ladle of batter.
  4. The number of pithas, varies according to the size you prefer. The given amount of ingredients is enough to make 20 small Sweet Pua Pithas.

 

PIN SWEET PUA PITHA FOR LATER

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22 Comments

  1. As a bong myself can so much relate to your post, you have made me revisit my childhood memories when my grandma used to make these pua pitha for us and how we all used to gather around her to enjoy these yummy treats, your pithas are looking absolutely delicious.

    1. I’m so glad to hear these comments from a native of this dish origined…so happy that you went nostalgic…thank you so much Soma😊

  2. Thanks for introducing me to a new dish, kind of looks like neyyappam am sure it tasted awesome!

    1. Ya..but this being deep fried…I felt I could have added chopped coconut chunks and sesame seeds too…next time will do that… thank you nisha…do try this😊

  3. We Sindhis also make similar puas but don’t add semolina.They look so delicious and nicely puffed up.

    1. Oh really..that’s interesting.. thank you 😊

  4. When my kids were very young they used to relish these sweet puas for breakfast.
    Your post has tempted me to make it again soon.

    1. Thank you 😊…hope you enjoy 😊

  5. Interesting Pitha, and love the use of wheat flour here.. Though its deep fried i dont mind munching some.. Craving for some deep fried sweets.. Well done.

    1. Even I don’t mind enjoying deep fry things some days…😊thank you 😊

  6. Nice dish with a healthy twist! Awesome share!

  7. The pitha sounds utterly delicious Lathi ! Would love to give it a try. Thanks for the share.

    1. Do try Poonam…am sure you will love it… thank you 😊

  8. What a simple and yet tempting sweet dish. New for me but that will definitely not prevent me from trying it out. I love how different states have different kinds of sweet dishes.

    1. Absolutely… thank you 😊

  9. I have never heard about this dish before. It sounds simple to make with few ingredients yet tastes delicious. I got to learn about new dish from your post.

    1. Thank you dear…we all are learning…

  10. Wow we make a similar version of this. This looks yum and delicious

  11. These pithas remind me of the neiyyapams. I will really like to try these, some deep fried cravings.

    1. So true ..it reminds neyappams…enjoy making some dear…Thank you 😊

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