Pithale | How to make Pithale

By Sakshi Khanna  |  6th Apr 2016  |  
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About Pithale Recipe

Fast and easy, this curry is made entirely with chickpea flour and a few spices


Ingredients to make Pithale

  • 1/2 cup - chickpea flour / besan
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tblsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 2 green chillies sliced from the center
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups hot water

How to make Pithale

  1. In a saucepan heat the oil and add in the mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add the asafoetida, garlic and saute until fragrant.
  2. Now add the green chillies, turmeric and tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes. Add salt, red chilli powder and all the chickpea flour / besan and saute well for 3 more minutes.
  3. Keep stirring and add all the water to the this mixture. If you stop stirring your curry might get lumpy. Lower the flame and let it thicken.
  4. Adjust for seasoning. Serve with hot rice or bhakri

Reviews for Pithale (3)

suganya V6 months ago

Very nice.. In South India this is side dish of idly and dosai..

Geetanjali Khire2 years ago

sorry but we maharashtrians never put tomatoes in pithale.

Ankita Singh2 years ago


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