Pitla recipe Maharastrian style

 Pitla recipe 

This variety of pitla as it called can be prepared for festivals like Navratri, Varalakshmi Vratham or Ugadi.

The ingredients required are two teaspoons of urad dal , one teaspoon of gram  dal , pepper , red chillies
asafoetida and curry leaves.

All the ingredients are roasted in little oil, curry leaves can be roasted separately also. Then grated coconut is added and the mixture is ground into a fine paste.

Sauté with mustard seeds, urad dhall in a tava, add solution of tamarind soaked in water, allow it to boil.

Then add the cooked vegetables - peanuts, beans and carrot slices and let the solution boil.

Finally add already cooked thoor dhall and add salt to taste and boil for a few minutes

We can use different vegetable combinations like yam and chick peas, bittergourd ( pavakkai ) and peanuts or ground nuts to make this delicious dish.  

Pepper gives a fine flavour to pitla



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