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May 16, 2013

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2-3

PREPARATION LEVEL

Pithla is favourite food for many Maharashtrians, to make Pithla, one needs only a few ingredients and it takes only ten minutes to cook best Pithla ! Serve with bhakri or plain steamed rice, this Best Pithla dish is the food equivalent for a warm hug from Mom

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 bowl chana (chickpea) powder
    • 1 tbsp mix masala
    • Coriander for garnish
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
    • 1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
    • 1/4 haldi (turmeric)
    • Water
    • Oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil
  • Add 1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
  • Add some coriander
  • Add 2 onions, finely chopped
  • Let the onions fry well in the seasoning
  • Add salt to taste
  • As the onions cook, mix some water in the chana (chickpea) flour
  • TIP: While mixing water and flour, be careful to leave no lumps
  • In a bowl, add 1 bowl chana (chickpea) flour and 1 tsp mix masala
  • Add water and mix well, ensuring no lumps
  • Add the mix into the seasoning
  • Stir constantly to ensure the flour doesn’t stick to the vessel
  • Add water if needed
  • Tip: You can skip the jeera (cumin seeds) in the seasoning and add it in the ginger-garlic-chilli paste instead
  • Stir constantly
  • Cover the pot with a lid and steam for 5-10 days
  • Add water to the lid to avoid the Pithla from burning
  • The Pithla turns almost transparent when cooked
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot!

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