761 Weekend-Recipe-Pitla

Weekend Recipe - Pitla

Weekend Recipe - Pitla

Ms Jyotsna Kewadkar, a good friend of mine from Maharashtra, shares this simple pitla recipe with us......


Ingredients -

  • Besan (channa flour / chickpea flour) - 1/2 cup

  • Onion (finely chopped) - 1 medium

  • Garlic (finely chopped or crushed) - 10 cloves

  • Green chillies (slit) - 2

  • Turmeric powder (haldi) - 1/2 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

  • Curry leaves (torn) - a few

  • Asafetida (hing) - a pinch

  • Coriander leaves (chopped) - 2 teaspoons

  • Oil - 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Water as required

Method of preparation -

Mix water with besan till you get a consistency which is thinner than bhajia batter.  Add salt to the batter.  In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.  After they splutter, add garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, onion, haldi and hing.  Roast for a bit.  Add the batter, stirring continuously to prevent lumps.  Once the batter comes to a boil, simmer the flame and let it cook for 5 minutes.  Garnish with coriander leaves.  Serve hot with bhakri or rice.

Note - if you use an iron kadai the flavors come out better.  You can add a little ghee or butter while eating.

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2 Months ago