pitla recipe | how to make maharashtrian besan pithla recipe

pitla recipe | how to make maharashtrian besan pithla recipe with step-wise photos and video recipe. Maharashtrian besan pitla is very popular curry OR accompaniment recipe made with ALMOST NO VEGGIES ;). yes you read it right, besan pitla is the curry recipe made without any vegetables. pitla is a quick ,yummy and simple curry that can be put together in just 10 mins!!

Maharashtra pitla recipe

pitla recipe | how to make maharashtrian besan pithla recipe with step-wise photos and video recipe. Pitla is a popular dish from the North Karnataka and Maharashtra region . Its also called as Zunka / junka in few regions . Made in minutes , this a perfect side dish to have with phulkas bhakri / rice.Traditionally this side dish is served with jowar roti .

I was actually unaware with this recipe even-though I am in pune. however, few months back, there was just a regular get-together at friend’s home where her cook ( who’s maharashtrian) prepare pitla bhakhri for us and since than i am a fan of this recipe. I immediately ask for the recipe and she shared this amazing recipe.

Maharashtra pitla recipe

besan pithla is a recipe that Maharashtrians never tire of having! Once you try it, you will want to have it too, as often as possible. This pitla is made with minimal and commonly available ingredients.

In this recipe,besan dissolved in water, is cooked with onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering.Tempering is a heart of indian curries and this pitla really tastes great when you add some fresh curry leaves along with garlic.

Just ensure, you have the Maharashtrian Besan Pitla immediately on preparation because besan tends to thicken upon cooling.

so, before I share the recipe steps in detail, here are the key points of pitla recipe,

  • super easy recipe
  • perfect bachelor recipe
  • prepare in just 10 mins
  • the simplest recipe ever
  • minimal ingredients required
  • LESS spicy recipe
  • perfect recipe if you are running out of veggies
  • gluten free recipe
  • less oil recipe

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Maharashtra pitla recipe
Maharashtra besan pitla recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
9 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Maharashtra
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Priya Jo
Ingredients
  • 1 cup besan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 small green chilies adjust to your taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumins
  • 4-5 nos curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • fresh coriander for garnishing
Instructions
  1. heat oil in kadai.

  2. add mustard seeds and cumins.

  3. when the seeds splutter, add curry leaves.

  4. add onions and green chili.

  5. saute it for a while.

  6. add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

  7. add salt to taste.

  8. add water.

  9. allow it to boil.

  10. now, add besan and stir it continuously.

  11. avoid lumps.

  12. simmer the mixture for 3-4 mins.

  13. serve hot with bhakhri.

Recipe Notes
  • try to serve immediately as besan will absorb the moisture while cooling down. 

how to make Maharashtrian besan pithla recipe with step by step photos:

  1. heat oil in kadai.marathi pitla recipe step 1
  2. add mustard seeds and cumins.
  3. when the seeds splutter, add curry leaves.marathi pitla recipe step 2
  4. add onions and green chili.marathi pitla recipe step 3
  5. saute it for a while.
  6. add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.marathi pitla recipe step 4
  7. add salt to taste.marathi pitla recipe step 5
  8. add water.marathi pitla recipe step 6
  9. allow it to boil.
  10. now, add besan and stir it continuously.marathi pitla recipe step 7
  11. avoid lumps.
  12. simmer the mixture for 3-4 mins.marathi pitla recipe step 8
  13. serve hot with bhakhri.

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8 Comments

  1. Great recipe, would love to try it once. 🙂

  2. This looks wonderful — just loaded with flavor. And great instructions — so clear. Thanks!

  3. This looks so easy and so good! What a comforting meal!

  4. Everything with spice and tumeric is just perfect taste! Love the clear presentation, very easy to prepare with simple ingredients.

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