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Moong Dal Pitha

Shaila Kattikar
10 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Moong Dal Pitha RECIPE

This is an bengali sweet Recipe. And This dessert name is In bengal called as Bengali muger Puli

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • North Indian
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Pressure Cook
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. For Pitha
  2. 1 Cup Moong Dal
  3. 3 tsp Ghee
  4. 2 cup water
  5. 1.1/2 cup milk
  6. 2 cup rice flour
  7. oil for deep fry
  8. For sugar syrup
  9. 2 cup sugar
  10. 2 cup water
  11. 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  12. dry fruits for garnish


  1. Firstly in a pressure cooker heat 3 tsp Ghee and roast 1 cup washed Moog dal. Roast for 5 mins on low flame or until it turns aromatic
  2. Now add 1.1/2 cup milk and 3 cup water. Stir well
  3. Pressure cook for 4 whistles on medium flame.
  4. After cooked dal whisk smooth alternatively blend to smooth paste without adding water in blender.
  5. Now transfer to the large kadai or pan.
  6. Then add 1/2 cup water and stir well to form a smooth consistency
  7. Now add Rice flour and stir well
  8. Keep stirring until the mixture starts to separate from pan
  9. Cover and simmer for 5 mins. Making sure the flour is cooked completely
  10. Add 2 tsp ghee and continue to mix. mix until non sticky dough is separate from the pan easily
  11. Now transfer the dough to bowl or plate and cool slightly. Knead to form a soft non sticky dough. Keep aside
  12. Take Pinch of a ball sized dough roll and flatten it.
  13. Now using a tooth pick make the design. Repeat this process to prepared all pitha
  14. Now Heat the oil and deep fry in medium hot oil.
  15. Allow floating , keeping the Flame on low.
  16. Once it starts to float, stir occasionally, and now adjust the flame to medium flame and fry in medium flame
  17. Fry until it turns golden brown colour after remove to plate.
  18. Sugar syrup preparation:- In a vessel take 2 cup water and 2 cup sugar.
  19. Stir and dissolve sugar completely
  20. Boil the sugar water for 5 mins or until it turns sticky.
  21. Add 1/2 tsp crushed cardamom powder mix well cover and keep aside.
  22. Lastly drop them into warm sugar syrup and coat both sides.
  23. Cover and rest for 2 hours. Or until pitha absorb sugar syrup.
  24. Finally enjoy soft & Juicy moong dal Pitha garnish with dry fruits.

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