Monday, November 14, 2011

Dry Pitala

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A million thanks to all my friends and relatives who have wished me by calls, mails and sent me gifts :) I am so overwhelmed and feeling really blessed :)

I need to extend my thanks to my sweetest neighbor Suman Mundra aunty who made a feast just for me :) She cooked a lot of dishes and presented to me in a beautiful way. It was an amazing spread with delicious dishes. Hugs aunty :)

I'm posting her recipes in my blog since I really fell for them and she was sweet enough to share the method with me.

Dry pitala is a Maharashtrian dish which goes as a great accompaniment for toast, poori or even ghee rice. Its simple to make and delicious to eat :)

Dry Pitla

Ingredients:

Besan (Chickpea flour) - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Jeera - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Salt

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Method:

Add three tsp of oil in a kadai and add jeera, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves. Fry for a min and add chilly powder. Immediately pour in 1/2 cup of water. When it starts to boil, sieve in the besan and keep stirring until it gets cooked well and dries up to from crumbles. Add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with poori, toast or eat with just ghee rice.

Variation:

Make a gravy of the same kind by adding more water and also chopped onion, capsicum, grated raw mangoes etc to make it flavorful.

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Written by: Nithya
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23 comments:

Lakshmi Damodar said...

Hi Nitya,

I have been following your blog very religiously for almost 2yrs. I have never written though. I love the food and its presentation. I do a similar stuff in real life. I love to cook and serve good food that is health, tastely and looks good.

Good wishes for your wedding.

You know what last week i had made a similar dish to pitla. It was with Coriander Leaves, green chilli, salt, ghee and chickpea powder. Very few ingredients by the process requires a lot of patience but the final result is awesome taste.

Lakshmi

Lakshmi Damodar said...

Hi Nitya,

I have been following your blog very religiously for almost 2yrs. I have never written though. I love the food and its presentation. I do a similar stuff in real life. I love to cook and serve good food that is health, tastely and looks good.

Good wishes for your wedding.

You know what last week i had made a similar dish to pitla. It was with Coriander Leaves, green chilli, salt, ghee and chickpea powder. Very few ingredients by the process requires a lot of patience but the final result is awesome taste.

Lakshmi

sangee vijay said...

Very nice recipe n amazing pic n presentation...thanx for sharing !!

Kadhyaa said...

Good wishes for the marriage and wish you all the happines..

I havent tated this dish before sounds very interesting and yumyy

Sudha Sabarish said...

Nice recipe and pics are too good.

Priya said...

Dry pitala looks fabulous..Enjoy every moment Nithya..My best wishes for ur marriage dear..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

the pitala looks fabulous and enjoy all the pampering u can dear ....

Princy Vinoth said...

looks good!great clicks.

GOod luck and Showers of blessings for the new episode in life!

Tina said...

So colourful..

Suja said...

Best wishes for your wedding dear
Awesome recipe,quick and delicious..

kitchen queen said...

very delicious and innovative dish.

Archana said...

looks good.

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manjooo said...

thanks nitya.... long back i had this from my collegue's tiffin box...it goes well with chappathi too..
thanks for reminding me this recipe

ANU said...

very simple...need this as a backup...when you don't wanna cook....


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Spandana said...

It must have been so delicious with hot steaming rice and ghee :-)
Yummm!!
Best wishes and wish you all the happiness!!

divya said...

looks delicious... fabulous recipe..

santhoshi said...

I absolutely love your blog. Tried your parotta and it came out really well!! all the best.

I think you should publish a book with the recipes and photos. Good Luck

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very nice recipe and healthy too...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds new to me..looks healthy and yummy

M D said...

Wow looks brilliant. Pitla is a common recipe at my place, made often. We also make it in vegetables like capsicum and onions, they taste heavenly too!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear :)

anu said...

Wow. Good presentation yaar. Lovely one will try for sure

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