Pithla Bhakri

Pithla Bhakri represents a humble and very comfort meal in any Maharashtrain household. Pithla, Bhakri and Thecha served with Green chillies and Raw onion make a fabulous combination.Pithla Bhakri is called as Farmer's meal or poor man's meal in Maharashtra. But because of it's awesome taste and simplicity it got popular among all Maharashtrian households. Pithla is made from besan/chickpea flour and tastes best when eaten with Bhakri which is prepared using Jowar/Bajri flour. Making Pithla is handy when you are either out of stock for veggies. Amma prepared this ideal meal for lunch on Sunday.Like every recipe Pithla has many variations. Here goes the recipe for Pithla.

Ingredients:-

1 cup Besan/Chick pea flour/gram flour
2 onions chopped
1 Tomato chopped
4-5 green chilies chopped
4-5 garlic pods peeled
½ tsp Cumin seeds
½ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp oil
2-3 cups water
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt as per taste


Method:-

1) Add besan to water and mix well so as to make it lump free mixture.
2) Heat oil in pan / kadai.
3) Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Wait till they splutter and then add green chillies, curry leaves, and chopped garlic. Once the garlic changes to light brown, add the chopped onions. Fry till they become translucent.
4) Add tomato and cook till it turns soft.
5) Now add the besan water mixture and stir well.
6) Add salt as required and turmeric and keep stirring at intervals (Continuous stirring will avoid formation of lumps)
7) Cook for 5-10 mins.
8) Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve piping hot with Bhakri / Roti / Rice.


Tip: - Adjust the besan proportion to the required consistency. Remember that after the Pithla cools, it becomes thicker.

27 Comments:

  1. sowmya said...
    i love this..thecha, pitla..you are making me drool ....delicious..
    Happy cook said...
    I have neve rhad these , it sounds and looks so yummy.
    RAKS KITCHEN said...
    i have heard about bhakri,but pithla is very new to me,thanks for the recipe!
    Varunavi said...
    My mom makes this jowar roti,curry is new to me,looks great...
    Curry Leaf said...
    Wow,Love the post and the dish which is new to me.Thanks for explaining every small thing.It will be very helpful while making it.Never tried Jowar flour.
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Jowari roti is my favourite....looks yum.....
    Parita said...
    Love the dishes..bhakri is my fav..such a comfort dish
    Priya said...
    Never heard about this..really new to me..pithla looks fabulous !!
    SAILAJA said...
    these looks new to me...
    Padma said...
    I love this bhakri ... have had it many times... very tasty ... nice detailed information Sireesha :)
    Priti said...
    Ummm wonderful.....the platter looks yum
    Prathibha said...
    The combo looks yummy!!
    Pavithra said...
    thats really looking yumm..comforting platter
    Kalai said...
    I've never tried either of these before, but looks great. :)
    Pooja said...
    Have so much of this authentic dish but got a chance to have only once! But at that moment I didnt know it was Pithla and couldnt figure out what it was! What a lovely creamy dish. I'm definitely going to try this out! And the bhakri looks perfect too!
    Ramya Vijaykumar said...
    Liked the idea of serving phitla with Onions and green chilies.... the jowar ka pithla sounds even more healthy!!!
    Divya Vikram said...
    That sounds too good!
    notyet100 said...
    feel lik hvin this now,..
    Shama Nagarajan said...
    nice yummy recipe
    aquadaze said...
    I absolutely love this combo!!
    Nithya said...
    Wow absolutely a new dish it sounds for me.. I love roti and chapathis. so this one would sure be on my list.

    here for the first time and love ur dishes. keep it going.

    Do take a peep at my blog when you find time.
    Trupti said...
    plate looks delicious Sireesha. I love pithale. Pithale - bhaat is my comfort food & can eat anytime
    Uma said...
    mmm. mouth-watering platter Sireesha! All the dishes are completely new to me.. Looks so yummy!!
    Ammu said...
    Its new to me. But sounds great.
    Hari Chandana said...
    mmm yummy recipe..and nice clicks.. thanks for sharing :)
    Deepa Mahajan said...
    thanks for sharing the recipe... i am preparing it today itself....
    Deepa Mahajan said...
    thanks for sharing the recipe .... i am preparing it today itself......

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