Today am posting very authentic yet easy recipe of maharastrian cuisine... I have tasted many variations from my mom's to my inlaws.. Every version is enjoyable.. Mostly after my travels rice n pitla is comfort, tasty, filling n quick lunch option for me n kids..now I have prepared this for Shh Secretly Cooking where our partner gives two ingredients with which we have to prepare some dish This time I  was challenged by Amrita Iyer , who writes a fantastic blog  The food samaritan..plz doo visit her blog for  visual treat I really love her amazing clicks ..As I got curd n besan as secret ingredients for this month challenge I made this version learnt from my mil.. We can use tamarind pulp in place of curd for sourness.. N this version better suits for rice..

Ingredients :

Besan 1/2 cup
Butter milk 1 cup
Salt acc to taste
Green chillies 2 r red chilli pwdr too tastes yum
Turmeric pwdr 1 teaspooraosted peanut pwdr 1 tablespoon
Oil 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Split urad dal 1 tea spoon
Jeera 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves 3
Garlic 3 cloves
Onion 1

  • Mix besan with butter milk mix well to avoid lumps n keep it a side
  • Heat oil in kadai add mustard seeds wait till it splutters, add urad dal, jeera, curry leaves
  • Now add crushed garlic fry for few seconds, add green chillies
  • Add onion n fry till light brown.. Add butter milk mixture, salt, red chilli pwdr if using instead of green chillies roasted peanut pwdr(optional) heat n mix till it cooks.. If u make it for rice liquid consistency will taste better, if for roti lil thick goes well any how after cooling down it turns thick
  • We can replace onions with tomatoes too r else both combo too.. It tastes same like dal


Priya Iyer said...

The pitla looks absolutely wonderful. So inviting! I'd love to grab some of that pitla with some rotis. :)

Prathima Shivraj said...

Thnq priya really simple yet tasty combo with rotis

Lathi L said...

The Pitha looks delicious..I wonder how in maharashtrian cuisine, besan is used in various ways to make different dishes...awesome use of ingredients

Priya Suresh said...

Pitla is definitely my kind of dish. This vegan and gluten free dish is a prefect side for rotis, just love it.

Mayuri Patel said...

I've had pithla years ago when my mamiji made it for dinner. Would definitely like to try out the recipe as it sounds so flavourful.

Shobha said...

This is a very easy to make and tasty dish .. I really like it .

Unknown said...

Heyyy! I made besan pitla too for this month's challenge and I loved it.. It was my first time and I soon realised it was very commonly made in my in-law's home too many years ago! :-) Y

CookWithRenu said...

Yummy and delicious. A very good dish when you run out of vegetables.

Post a Comment