Assamese pithas and larus you need to try when in Assam

Assamese people love their rice, coconut and til which is why most of their dishes consist of these three main ingredients. The people of Assam feast on pithas and larus abundantly during the festival of Bihu.

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Pithas are often made from bora saul, a special kind of glutinous rice, or xaali saul, or sun-dried rice. Here are a few desserts from Assam that you need to try whenever you visit the land of hills and valleys.(Instagram/@foodiespirit_)

Pithas are often made from bora saul, a special kind of glutinous rice, or xaali saul, or sun-dried rice. Here are a few desserts from Assam that you need to try whenever you visit the land of hills and valleys.(Instagram/@foodiespirit_)

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Til Pitha: It is made out of rice and black sesame. The rice flour is cooked on a cast iron tawa which is then stuffed with til mixed with jaggery or sugar syrup and rolled. (Instagram/@assamfoodhouse)

Til Pitha: It is made out of rice and black sesame. The rice flour is cooked on a cast iron tawa which is then stuffed with til mixed with jaggery or sugar syrup and rolled. (Instagram/@assamfoodhouse)

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Tekeli Pitha: This easy to prepare dish is made with rice flour which is mixed with jaggery/sugar and grated coconut. This is placed inside a cloth and steamed in a kettle.(Instagram/@afoodiezkitchentales)

Tekeli Pitha: This easy to prepare dish is made with rice flour which is mixed with jaggery/sugar and grated coconut. This is placed inside a cloth and steamed in a kettle.(Instagram/@afoodiezkitchentales)

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Sunga Pitha: This pitha is prepared in a very interesting manner where rice flour mixed with jaggery is placed in a young bamboo hollow corked with banana leaf and roasted in fire. You can either have this with warm milk or tea. (Instagram/@seafarerdeba)

Sunga Pitha: This pitha is prepared in a very interesting manner where rice flour mixed with jaggery is placed in a young bamboo hollow corked with banana leaf and roasted in fire. You can either have this with warm milk or tea. (Instagram/@seafarerdeba)

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Narikol Pitha: This is similar to til pitha but the stuffing here is replaced with grated coconut mixed with sugar syrup. (Instagram/@geetamohan.journo)

Narikol Pitha: This is similar to til pitha but the stuffing here is replaced with grated coconut mixed with sugar syrup. (Instagram/@geetamohan.journo)

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Ghila Pitha: This is a deep-fried pitha that is made from bora saul and jaggery. (Instagram/@foo_dprints)

Ghila Pitha: This is a deep-fried pitha that is made from bora saul and jaggery. (Instagram/@foo_dprints)

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Tilor Laru: The ladoo is made with til and jaggery which is then shaped into balls.(Instagram/@sag__rika2000)

Tilor Laru: The ladoo is made with til and jaggery which is then shaped into balls.(Instagram/@sag__rika2000)

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Narikol Laru: `Laru means ladoo in Assamese. Narikol ladoo ismade with grated coconut and sugar syrup. (Instagram/@food.exotica)

Narikol Laru: `Laru means ladoo in Assamese. Narikol ladoo ismade with grated coconut and sugar syrup. (Instagram/@food.exotica)

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