Friday, June 3, 2011


I've a friend visiting from India. She is from Pune. I enjoyed Pithle first time made by her.This recipe is from her. Pithle is often made in  Marathi homes. Pithle is a tongue tickling curry made with chickpea flour and is typically served with bhakri and also with rice. It is very easy to cook. The ingredients are usually at hand in every indian pantry. 

 Besan/Chick pea flour/gram flour - 3/4 cup
Onions chopped - 1
Green chilies chopped - 2
Garlic pods chopped - 2

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Water - 2 cups
Chopped cilantro leaves for garnishing
Salt as per taste

In a small bowl combine into a wet paste:
                                          Chickpea flour
Add water little at a time. It should be a smooth paste.

In a saucepan, heat:
                                          Mustard seeds

When the seed pop, add:
                                          Green chillies

When the onion becomes transparent, add :
                                          Turmeric pd

Now add besan paste, stirring quickly and completely. Turn the heat as low as possible, cover and heat for 4 minutes. The mixture will thicken to a soft pudding consistency.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.

This is best serve with Bhakri(recipe will come very soon) and rice.                              


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  2. Wat a traditional dish, pithle and bhakri rotis nothing will beat this combo..

  3. I love this curry..Had it recently in mumbai made by a marathi lady & fell in love with it :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. I love this besan of my marathi fried taught me this..and after seeing this post I realised that its long since I made this.

  5. for a minute, i thought it was pitle - the telugu sambar dish! This is a very interesting gravy and i often do this without really calling it this! now i know it is an actual dish - YAY! :)) YUM!



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