CHINI-KHIRA PODA PITHA(SUGAR & MILK CAKE)
Sugar-2 tbsp(as per taste)
Sliced coconut-2 tbsp
Cashew nuts-2 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
FOR COCONUT STUFFING:
Grated coconut-1&1/2 cups
Sugar-4 tbsp(as per ur taste)
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
1-Soak the rice for 1 hours,then wash and drain all the water completely and then spread the raw rice in a soft towel and allow it to dry completely.
2-Then heat a pan and dry roast the dried rice(this is to ensure that the moisture is completely gone).Grind it to a fine powder in a mixer and keep it aside.
3-In a pan heat 1 tbsp ghee,fry sliced coconut,cashew nuts and raisins till the nuts turns little golden brown.Remove from pan and keep aside.
4-Then in the same pan add grated coconut,sugar and cardamom powder.Roast it for 8-10 minutes then remove from heat and keep aside.
5-In a kadhai bring the milk to boil.Add fried dry fruits and coconut,sugar,salt,cardamom and pepper powder.
6-Add the rice flour in small batches and mix continuously so that no lumps are formed.
7-Keep on stirring in low-medium heat for approx.25-20 minutes to make fine dough.Then remove it from heat,let cool down for 5-6 minutes.
8-Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Meanwhile line a baking pan with Aluminum Foil grease a little ghee on the foil and add a layer of half of the dough.
9-Spread a layer of the coconut stuffing over it then cover with another layer of remaining half dough.Again grease the top surface of the dough with remaining ghee.
10-Bake in a preheated oven of 300 degree F for 40 to 45 minutes till the top turns to light brown.Insert a toothpick,it's done when the toothpick comes out clean.
11-Remove from the oven and allow to cool down.Once cooled removed to a plate,Cut into different shapes you desire and serve with dalma or ghuguni.
[If you don't have oven then take a pan and grease it with 1 tbsp of ghee.Add a layer of half of the dough.Spread a layer of the coconut stuffing over it,
then cover another layer of remaining half of the dough.Grease the top surface of the dough.Heat the pan and lid it with a cover for 3-4 minutes.Then keep it in low-medium heat for appox. 35-40 minutes till the cake turning golden brown from each side.Insert a toothpick,it's done when the toothpick comes out clean.
Then remove from the heat and allow it to cool.]