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See how this popular Assamese till pitha(sesame rice cake) is prepared

northeast guideIt’s the time when people of Assam Celebrate their harvest festival – Magh Bihu also called Bhogali Bihu(Festival of eating foods and enjoyment). This festival is all about feasts, bonfires, Meji and Bhelaghar .¬†Bhelaghar which they build from bamboo, leaves and hay are used as temporary huts to stay and to eat the food prepared for the feast. They burn the huts the next morning. During this festivals they host traditional Assamese games such as tekeli bhonga (pot breaking) and buffalo fighting. Magh Bihu celebrations start on the last day of Pooh month(Assamese month –¬†usually the 14th of January ). The night before is “Uruka” (28th of Pooh), when people gather around a bonfire, cook dinner. During Magh Bihu people of Assam make traditional cakes of rice such as Shunga Pitha, Til Pitha etc. and some other sweets of coconut called Laru. Here is a video of Till pitha preparation which is very popular among Assamese Community.

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