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Recipe | Sesame and Rice Cake (Til Pitha) from Assam

Rice Cake or Til Pitha, as it is known locally is a household favorite in Assam. The combination of soft chewy outer shell and the sweet sticky sesame filling makes it a perfect relish. They are usually made during Bihu – the chief festival of Assam that celebrates the harvesting season. But you can make pithas anytime round the year with just three simple ingredients and indulge in these delicious cookies. Note : Preparation for cooking is quite simple. The key to perfecting the recipe is the technique and more importantly, ensuring the right temperature of the pan. Once you perfect these two key points, the delicious pithas will turn out perfect. Ingredients: 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) Directions to cook A) Making the Rice Outer Layer Wash and soak the rice for an hour. Strain rice and spread it out on a parchment paper or newspaper and let it dry partially Grind the …