Monday, April 19, 2010

BIHU @ Fintas Park,Q8

The Assamese Community of Kuwait celebrated Rongali Bihu, the most important festival of the Assamese people of India at Fintas Park, Mahboula on 16th of April 2010. Lot of families gathered bringing with them home made, variety of traditional Bihu snacks and foodstuff’s. Games were organized for both children and couples. We all enjoyed them and the celebration ended with a nice homemade dinner . Hats off to all the ladies who prepared all the tasty Bihu snacks and dinner items.

Bihu snacks are very tasty and easy to prepare. Some of the popular Assamese Bihu snacks are Til Pitha, Narekol Ladoo, Ghila Pitha, Til Ladoo, Besan Ladoo and many more. Sharing with you some of Bihu receipes.....

Til Pitha Recipe

Til Pitha is a very popular Assamese recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Till Petha by following this easy recipe.
• 2 cups Glutinous Rice

• 100 gm Jaggery

• 80 gm Black Sesame Seeds

• 4 cups Water
How to make Til Pitha:

• Soak the rice overnight in water.

• Drain excess water and grind it carefully.

• Roast sesame seeds and pound them to remove their outer shell.

• Cut Jaggery into small chips and combine the sesame seeds with it.

• Heat the griddle and spread the rice batter over it to the size of Puri with the help of a ladle.

• While it is being roasted, put the stuffing of jaggery and sesame mixture in its middle.

• As and when the rice batter gets firm, fold its sides to cover the stuffing.

• Turn it over and heat lightly before taking it off from the fire. Ensure that jaggery doesn't melt and flow out.

• Til Pitha is ready to eat.

Narikel Laddoo Recipe

Narikel Laddoo is a sweet delight savored during Assamese Festival, Bihu.


• 2 Coconuts

• 2 cup Sugar

• 1 tbsp Ghee
How to make Narikel Laddoo:

• Grate both the coconuts in a plate.

• Take a saucepan and put grated coconut and sugar in it. Stir them well, over medium heat.

• Once the water from coconut starts making lumps, remove the mixture from fire.

• Grease your hands with a little ghee and roll the coconut mixture into small laddoos (balls).

• Make sure that the mixture is not allowed to cool, as it would prevent you from making laddoos.

• Serve when the laddoos come down to room temperature.

Ghila Pitha Recipe

Ghila Pitha another very popular Assamese recipe prepared in the festive occassion of Bihu.

• 1 kg Rice Flour (sieved)

• ½ kg Jaggery (grated)

• 200 g of Cooking Oil

• 1 cup of Warm Water

How to make Ghila Pitha:

• Add jaggery to a cup of warm water and mix well.

• Let it to stand for some time.

• Fold the rice flour into the jaggery water.

• Now knead well till the dough is smooth.

• Keep it covered aside for 10 minutes.

• Divide the dough into equal portions and make small balls.

• Flatten them into half-inch thick rounds.

• Finally, fry them on a medium flame till they are brown on both sides.

Til Ladoo


Step 1: Lightly roast the sesame seeds. Heat the jaggery in a pan till it melts and then add the roasted sesame seeds to it.

Step 2: Once the jaggery starts to firm up, remove from fire.

Step 3: Lightly grease your palm with some ghee and roll one tablespoon of the mixture into a ball.

Step 4: Be careful with the hot jaggery but the balls should be made while the mixture is still hot.

Step 5: Serve when the balls come to room temperature.


Sesame seeds 40 gm

Black or Brown Jaggery 50 gm

Ghee 1 tablespoon

Try making them.....You will surely love it.


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