Mango Infused "enduri Pitha" (traditional Steam Cake With Mango)

"Enduri Pitha" is a steam cake traditionally prepared in Odisha. I have taken this dish to a level up by infusing fresh mango pulp in it.The fresh creamy pulp in each bite make it more delicious. These are steamed using turmeric leaves or banana leaves.

photo of "enduri pitha" ,traditional steam cake infused with mango
Rice flour - 4 cup
Ripe Mango pulp -2 cup
Ripe Mango thin slices cut - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seed - 2 tsp
Coconut grated -1 cup
Sugar (opt) as per taste
Clarified butter/Ghee
Banana leaves
Mix rice flour, mango pulp, baking soda and salt. Keep this mixture for fermentation for at least 4 hour .Add sugar if you want more sweetness.
Once the mixture is fermented add grated coconut, fennel and mix well.
Cut banana leaves into rectangular sizes (more to 8*10 inch size).
Take one sheet and put 1/4 tsp ghee and spread well with finger tips.
Take 4 to 5 tbsp batter and place in the middle.
Add few mango slices in the center on top of batter and fold the leaf at center .
In a steamer cook this for around 10 minute.Let it cool a bit and serve hot or cold.
It's best to Unwrap the leaves just before you serve them, this alows the fragrance of banana leaf to integrate with the pitha