Dudh Chitoi Pitha - a Lost Bengali Pitha Recipe

Dudh Chitoi Pitha – a Lost Bengali Pitha Recipe

When it comes to traditional Bengali cuisine, the list of delectable dishes seems endless. Among these culinary treasures, one dish that stands out for its unique flavor and cultural significance is “Dudh Chitoi Pitha.” This mouthwatering treat is not just a delicacy; it’s a symbol of Bengali tradition and festivity.

Let us learn how to prepare the dish.


  • Rice flour-2 cups
  • Molasses or sugar -2 cups
  • Milk-1 liter
  • Salt-to tast
  • Water-3 cups
  • Refine Oil or Ghee (as required)


  • First, mix water and salt with rice flour. Stir the mixture and form a thick liquid form.
  • Brush the pan with oil.
  • Put round spoon of liquid rice flour mixture in a pan on the stove.
  • Cover it. So that the pitha gets evaporated and it is boiled from inside.
  • After a while, with a spatula take the pitha out of the pan.
  • Prepare all pithas like this.
  • In another pan heat the milk, then mix molasses/sugar in it and mix well. Boil it to form a standard thick liquid which can be poured on the pithas and the pithas can get the liquid absorbed into it.
  • Soak the pithas in the milk for 2 to 3 hours. Now, serve them.

This gives both the milk part and the chewy pitha to eat. Try this at home.

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