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Home>>West India>>Maharashtra>>Cuisine>>Besan Ka Pitla

Besan Ka Pitla

Besan Ka Pitla


Besan Ka Pithla, Besan Ka Pithla cuisine, Besan Ka Pithla Recipe, Besan Ka Pithla West India cuisine

  • 3 drumsticks, peeled and cut into 5 cms pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups gram flour, sieved
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil drumstick pieces in water till the centres and seeds are soft.
  • Mix gram flour with water to make a thin paste. Heat oil.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • When the seeds pop, add the onions. Fry till the onion is translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and drumsticks. Stir fry gently for 2 minutes.
  • Add gram flour mixture, green chillies, turmeric, salt and sugar.
  • Stir gently till cooked and creamy. There should be no lumps.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.

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