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Dudh Puli Recipe

Dudh Puli or Dudh Pitha is nothing but rice dumplings stuffed with coconut & jaggery and dipped in reduced milk (kheer)
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: Bengali Recipes, Makar Sankranti Recipes, Pithe Recipes


For Stuffing

  • 300 gms Chena/Homemade Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup Date Palm Jaggery

For Outer Shell

  • 400 gms Rice Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot water (as required)

For Kheer

  • liter Milk
  • 2 cups Date Palm Jaggery (Approx)


Making of Stuffing

  • Take chena (chena should not contain water) and jaggery together in a vessel and knead properly for 5 minutes. 
  • Now heat this on gas flame and stir continuously for 5 minutes. Mixture will leave water, when 90% of water dries up, switch off gas and allow it to cool.

Making of Outer Shell & Pithe

  • Mix rice flour and salt together. Now add hot water as required to make a soft and smooth dough.  Here cold water will not work. 
  • After kneading the dough cover it with a damp cloth. Now take marble size dough, press the middle of it and make a pocket using your fingers. Stuff it with makha sandesh or coconut filling Fold it like a half moon.
  • Similarly,follow the procedure for the remaining dough. While making these dumpling you should cover the dough and the prepared dumplings with a damp cloth to avoid cracks on the outer shell.

Making of Kheer

  • Now heat the milk and reduce it to almost half the quantity.
  • Add the dumplings and boil it for 10 minutes or until the pithas are cooked.
  • Next add date palm jaggery and a pinch of salt. Boil it for another 5 to 7 minutes. Serve it hot and next day you can serve cold too.