Bangalis are known for their love of pithas or traditional homemade cakes which are a specialty during the winter season. Winter is incomplete without the aroma of the pithas attracting everyone’s attention. With the varieties of pithas prepared during this time, from steamed to fried, from white to golden, from crispy to juicy, everyone can get their hands on something they really like. Apart from the winter season, these pithas can also be found on special occasions like weddings, Eid celebrations, Puja celebrations etc.
Traditional Mouth-watering Winter Pitha in Bangladesh
With the forthcoming winter approaching fast, let us look at 8 such delicious winter delicacies that have always made people crave for them.
Patishaptas are long and thin rectangular crepe rolls that ooze out delicious puree made out of shredded coconut or molasses that have been caramelized. The thin crepes can be made with refined rice flour and semolina. The warm, gooey and sweet stuffing of these pithas are the highlights as they immediately satisfy the heart and the appetite. The filling is often replaced by kheer or kheersha which is basically the wet pudding that Bangalis love to have as dessert.
Patishapta is a versatile pitha as it can be cooked in different ways. Some people also like to have it as a savory dish by adding vegetables and meat as the puree inside the crepe. These pithas are suitable for breakfasts as they do not require much time to prepare and are also suited for occasions as they bring out the festivity in everyone.
Bhapa pitha is a classic Bangladeshi winter pitha. Most households prepare this delicious goodness in their homes. But if someone is feeling too lazy to cook these, they can also get them on the roadside stalls and carts during winter.