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

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

  2. Thnq priya really simple yet tasty combo with rotis

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

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

  9. This is such an interesting curry to make when you run out of vegetables... looks delicious...

  10. Pithla can be such a lifesaver on days when I want something "different" yet filling with my rotis. :)

  11. Pithla a side of freshly cut onions and Rotis, I don't need anything more for lunch! Comfort food, filling and no fuss food!

  12. I have buttermilk today so this is one option for our lunch. Looks like I am having a delicious lunch tomorrow.

  13. Pitla looks so delicious. Something like kadhi. I love the dishes with buttermilk. And this looks mouthwatering.

  14. Such a easy dish to make and looks delicious too.

  15. Delicious pitla goes well with plain rice......

  16. I often make make pitla, we love it at home. It tastes good with chapati as well as rice.

  17. I love to have my pithla with piping hot steamed rice. So comforting !

  18. This is the first time Im actually understanding a little of Maharashtrian cuisine and am intrigued to see how many delicious dinner table treats are made from just a little besan, onions and spices. I don't think I have tasted pitla before and wonder if it tastes similar to kadhi? I should make it and see for myself! Sujata Shukla from PepperOnPizza

  19. This is different, I used to make pitla only with chickpea flour and water. this must be more flavourful from the slight sourness from the buttermilk. next try for sure.

  20. Such a simple and delicious recipe

  21. The dish looks much yummy and delicious. Lovely post in all :)


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