Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Pitla is a popular accompaniment that Maharashtrians never tire of having! Once you try it, you will want to have it too, as often as possible. Made with minimal and commonly available ingredients, the Besan Pitla is a quick and easy accompaniment that goes well with rice , rotis and puri . Here, besan dissolved in water, is cooked with onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering. Just ensure you have the Maharashtrian Besan Pitla immediately on preparation because besan tends to thicken upon cooling.
- Combine the besan and 1½ cups of water in a deep bowl and whisk well. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the cumin seeds and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the besan-water mixture, turmeric powder, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes ,while stirring continuously.
- Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||448.3 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.4 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B3||2.1 mg|
|Vitamin C||8.5 mg|
|Folic Acid||122.9 mcg|
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