Teler Pithe

Teler Pithe

From   India Unlimited

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Mithai

Type: Bengali

A sweet item which the Bengalis make anytime but specially during festivals


  • Rice flour 2 cups
  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup
  • Jaggery (gur), grated 1 cup
  • Dates, seeded and chopped ½ cup
  • Ghee 3 tbsps
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Sugar ¾ cup
  • Ripe bananas 2
  • Strawberry crush for garnishing


  • Heat ½ cup water in a non-stick pan, add jaggery and cook till it melts.
  • To make pithe, take rice flour in a bowl, add refined flour, dates, melted jaggery and little water and mix to make a smooth dough.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a kadai.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and deep-fry the ghee-oil till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Once the excess oil is soaked up, arrange the balls or pithe on a serving platter.
  • To make caramelized bananas, heat sugar in another non-stick pan and let it melt. When the sugar melts, cut the bananas into small pieces and add and mix well.
  • Put some of this banana mixture on each pithe, drizzle strawberry crush all around them and serve.