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PavelSarwar Level 8
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Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

The Bangladeshi community of Malaysia organized the Pitha Mela at Putrajaya, Malaysia. The arrangement of homemade Bangladeshi Pitha at the foreign country really very commendable. Almost a hundred types of Pitha are shown in this fair. This is one of the best Bangladeshi get together.

 

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Now Question is what is Pitha? Pitha is a type of rice cake from the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, common in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. Pithas are typically made of rice flour, although there are some types of pitha made of wheat flour.

 

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The pitha is a very popular and liked food to all the Bengali. While some pitha can be made at any time of the year in Bengal (Bangladesh and Indian West Bengal), there are special pitha strongly associated with harvest festivals such as Nabanna (literally - new rice or new food) and the Poush parbon or Makar Sankranti, celebrated on January 14 every year.

 

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Pitha are usually made with rice flour, milk, coconut and jaggery. It is often served with sweet syrups such as date tree molasses (khejurer guṛ). Some of the most common pitha found in Bengal (both in Bangladesh and West Bengal) include the following:

 

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Teler piṭha (oil pitha), Bhapa piṭha (steamed pitha), Puli piṭha (dumplings), Beni piṭha (braid pitha), Dudher piṭha (milk pitha) or bhija piṭha (wet pitha), Chôndro puli, Muger puli, Dudh puli, Nokshi pitha, Paṭi shapta (thin crepes stuffed with jaggery and coconut),Taal pitha (made of Asian palmyra palm fruits),Mug pakon, Gokul, Chui Pitha or Chutki Pitha (Traditional Old Dhaka Pitha).

 

 

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

Hi @PavelSarwar ,

 

Thank you for sharing these great photos with us.

 

The Pithas look very delicious and pretty.  Are they only sweet? How often do you make them at home? I really like making some bread or anything made with dough.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

Hello @PavelSarwar,

 

Thank you for your detailed explanation about pitha, if it's not because of your post I won't know there are so many variations and of course all looks delicious. 

 

This is a great event to introduce the cuisine of your country, is it a yearly event?. 

 

In addition to that, I am changing your topic label to the food & drink topic where it will get a better attention. 

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AbdullahAM Level 9
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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

Hello @PavelSarwar 

Thanks for sharing your post with us.

Many of them are my favorite pitha's like: Puli Pitha, Chitol Pitha, Coconut Bar, Patishapta, Coconut Naros, and Dud Chitol.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

Hi @PavelSarwar 

 OMG what a event you had participated , its amazing , looks great , I am feeling greed.  I am a crazy about PITHA.    Thank you so much for sharing the photos. Thanks to the them who arrange the wonderful  PITHA Fair. Its really a great way to expand our local culture in abroad. I am proud of you guys as a Bangladeshi. 

 

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

 

Hi @PavelSarwar 

 OMG what a event you had participated , its amazing , looks great , I am feeling greed.  I am a crazy about PITHA.    Thank you so much for sharing the photos. Thanks to the them who arrange the wonderful  PITHA Fair. Its really a great way to expand our local culture in abroad. I am proud of you guys as a Bangladeshi. 

 

Md Zahidul Islam Opal
PavelSarwar Level 8
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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

@MoniV Yes. Bangladeshi Pitthas always delicious. Not all pithas are sweet, have spicy and different flavor. I can't make any pitha. @SumaiyaZafrinC  and my mother and mother in law always make for me. ha ha ha.  

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

This is now an annual event in Malaysia organised by Bangladeshi community. Thank you so much.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

@PavelSarwar this is great. I really like this kind of food, and probably will try making some Pitha for my family.

Is there a special recipe or I can find any on the internet?

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Re: Kuala Lumpur Pitha Fair

@SumaiyaZafrinC  can you provide @MoniV  her few special recipe. U can also find on internet. Example

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