A few Assamese terminologies :
1. Pitha : a snack, rice powder is the main ingredient. Pithas are of quite a few variety, both sweet and savory.
2. Tel : oil.
3. Saool : rice
4. Goor : jaggery
5. Saunf : aniseed
This Pitha is fried in oil, hence, Tel Pitha, to make around 26 of them, you need :
1. 1/2 kg Saool. Wash, soak for a while, drain and leave saool for about an hour.
Grind Saool to a fine powder.
2. 180 gm Goor
Soak Goor in 1cup of water and mix well, strain and keep aside.
3. 1 tsp, level, Saunf
4. A pinch of Soda bicarb
5. 250 ml Mustard oilMethod:
Add Soda bicarb and Goor-water to Saool powder.....
...add Saunf ....
...mix well, add little more water if necessary to make a thick batter. Keep over night for fermentation.
Heat oil drop 1 tblsp batter at a time and deep fry in medium heat turning to brown all over. Tel Pitha can be stored for several days.