BM #130 Week 3 Day 3 - 

For the letter C, I have chosen to highlight this delightful Pitha from the state of Odisha. I have come across different versions of Chakuli Pitha. But this version is very special to me as it is an heirloom recipe shared by my friend.

The surprise ingredient was coconut milk and it definitely gave a unique taste to this pitha. The ratio of urad dal and rice also is different in this version. I have never made dosas with equal proportion of rice and urad dal. But the pithas turned out super flavorful and well loved by all at home.

The typical accompaniments are Ghughni (shall share the recipe later) and Aloo Chuinee Besara (shall share the recipe later).

Recipe Source Padma
Ingredients - 

Urad Dal 1 cup
Rice 1 cup (I used Sona Masuri variety)
Coconut Milk 1 cup (I used the canned variety)
Coconut, grated for garnish
Oil to shallow fry 

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak rice, and urad dal in about 3-4 cups of water for about 4-5 hours.

In a blender add the soaked rice and urad dal. Add water sparingly and grind until the batter is smooth but with a grainy texture.

Transfer the batter into a big vessel, add salt as needed and mix well.

Cover, set aside in a warm place for 8-10 hours allowing it to ferment.

After the batter is fermented, mix in the coconut milk and set aside for about an hour.

On a heated tava(griddle), pour a ladleful of batter and spread it in a circular motion to make dosas. Spray some oil if preferred. Let the dosa cook underside and then flip it on to the other side and remove as soon as it is done.

Continue for the rest of the batter or as required. Refrigerate any left over batter.

Garnish the Pithas with grated coconut and serve with Ghughni.


Preparation Time 4 hrs soaking time + 20 minutes grinding time + 8 hours fermentation time + 1 hour resting time + 20 minutes
Makes 20 medium sized pithas


  1. Very recently I read on Chakuli and was looking up for the recipe. Here you go! I do not have to look up now! Lovely Dosa, will give it a try for sure. Love the Ghughni combo.

  2. Suma Gandlur Says:
  3. Coconut makes everything yum in my world. :) I bet these dosas were a welcoming addition to your repertoire.

  4. Radha Says:
  5. Amazing dosa! I can find lot of similarities in our cooking and this chakuli pitha! Coconut makes everything delicious! YUmmy share!

  6. Srividhya Says:
  7. Being a fan of coconut and coconut milk, I will definitely try this recipe. Looks so inviting and I can imaging the flavor. Perfect pick for C

  8. Narmadha Says:
  9. Coconut dosa looks so flavorful with the addition of coconut milk and grated coconut. Love how thin you have made the dosa.

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