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Peanut Narikol Pitha Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of rice flour
- 2 cups of jaggery
- 2 cups of freshly grated coconut
- 1 cup of roasted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoons of ghee
- Salt to taste

Special Equipment Needed:
- A bowl
- A non-stick pan
- A spatula
- A rolling pin
- A knife

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a bowl, mix together the rice flour, jaggery, coconut, roasted peanuts, cardamom powder, ghee, and salt.
2. Knead the mixture into a soft dough.
3. Divide the dough into small balls.
4. Take one ball and roll it out into a thin circle.
5. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
6. Place the rolled out dough on the pan and cook for a few minutes until golden brown.
7. Flip the pitha and cook the other side until golden brown.
8. Remove the pitha from the pan and cut it into small pieces.
9. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 8-10 pieces

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Jaggery can be substituted with brown sugar.
- Coconut can be substituted with almond flour.
- Peanuts can be substituted with cashews.

Variations:
- The pitha can be filled with different fillings such as dates, nuts, and raisins.
- The pitha can be served with a variety of chutneys.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll out the dough as thin as possible for a crispier pitha.
- Roast the peanuts before adding them to the dough for a richer flavor.

Storage Instructions:
The pitha can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
The pitha can be reheated in a non-stick pan over medium heat for a few minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
The pitha can be served on a platter with a variety of chutneys and garnishes.

Garnishes:
- Chopped nuts
- Chopped cilantro
- Chopped green chilies

Pairings:
The pitha can be served with a variety of chutneys and pickles.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Raita
- Sambar
- Curry

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the pitha is not cooking evenly, make sure to roll out the dough evenly.
- If the pitha is too dry, add a little more ghee to the dough.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use freshly grated coconut for the best flavor.
- Make sure to cook the pitha on medium heat for an even cook.

Food History:
Narikol Pitha is a traditional Bengali sweet dish that is made with rice flour, jaggery, and coconut. It is usually served during festivals and special occasions.

Flavor Profiles:
This dish has a sweet and nutty flavor with hints of cardamom.

Serving Suggestions:
The pitha can be served as a dessert or snack.

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Region: Bangladeshi

Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Savory, Aromatic