Aalan/Pithle | How to make Aalan/Pithle

By Mamta Joshi  |  11th Apr 2017  |  
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About Aalan/Pithle Recipe

Bottle gourd cooked in curd (buttermilk) and gram flour mixture.

Aalan/Pithle is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Aalan/Pithle has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Mamta Joshi is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Aalan/Pithle recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Aalan/Pithle is 5 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 10 minutes. This is recipe of Aalan/Pithle is perfect to serve 4 people. Aalan/Pithle is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Aalan/Pithle. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Aalan/Pithle by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Aalan/Pithle

  • bottle gourd (lauki) peeled and finely chopped - 1/2 medium cup
  • curd 1 medium cup (200 grams)
  • water 3 medium cups (300 mililitre)
  • garlic 4-5 cloves peeled n diced
  • green chillies cut into pieces 2 number or as hot you like
  • gram flour (Besan) 4 tablespoon
  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • oil 2 tablespoon For making pithla and 2 teaspoon for tadaka
  • cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • asafoetida (hing ) a pinch
  • salt as per taste.
  • For Tadka
  • mustard seeds few
  • cumin seeds few
  • sesame seeds few
  • garlic 2-3 diced
  • dry red chili 1-2

How to make Aalan/Pithle

  1. Take curd in a big bowl add salt, gram flour, turmeric powder, water and whisk/blend it well so that no lumps should be there.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pinch of hing, green chillies and garlic one by one and lastly add chopped lauki (bottle gourd )
  3. Sauté and cover for 2 mins to cook (it does not take much time to cook)
  4. Add mixture of butter milk with constantly stirring. Cook on high heat with occasionally stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  5. It will thicken. Now remove it from heat.
  6. For tadka heat 2 teaspoon oil in a wok
  7. add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, garlic and red chili.
  8. let it splutter, wait for few seconds and then pour it on prepared pithla.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with bhakri /chapati/rice.

My Tip:

It thickens after cooling. That's why prepare just before a few minutes of lunch/dinner. Consume hot.

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