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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Maharastrian Besan Pitla Recipe | Bombay Chutney Recipe

Bombay chutney recipe

Pitla is an maharastrian popular side dish which can be made in minutes , you if you are out of veggies then this a perfect side dish to have with phulkas / parathas.Traditionally this particular side dish is served with jowar roti but we are used to have them with phulkas even. There are many version of this pitla with green leafy veggies like methi or spinach or it can be made with veggies even.I learn't this particular dish from mom as she was the one who used to make this tempting side dish when we went out of veggies at home and just end up having only onions and tomatoes, so this side dish comes handy and taste delicious .My mom calls this bombay chutney , there is also a rajasthani version of pitla which i will blog later. It is better to have the pitla immediately once made as it tends to thicken as it cools down.

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Besan Pitla

  Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                             Side dish
10 mins
    15 mins

Side dish for Chapathi   Besan - 1/2 cup
  Water - 2 cups 
  Red chilli pd  - 1/2 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Green chillies - 2-3 nos
  Curry Leaves - 1 sprig 
  Onion - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  Tomato - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Oil - 1 tbsp
  Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  Salt to taste

  • In a bowl take the bengal gram flour / besan  and water . Mix them well without any lumps.Keep it aside.
  • In a kadai/ pam heat oil , add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter then add curry leaves.
  • Add onion and saute them till transparent, then add green chillies.
  • Saute them and add Tomato  and cook them till mushy.
  • Add the red chilli pd , turmeric pd , salt and mix them well.
  • Add the diluted besan next and simmer the flame.
  • Mix them constantly  and cook them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Mix them constantly so that there is no lump formation .
  • You can add water as needed to adjust the consistency, which should not be too thick or too thin.
  • Switch off the flame , garnish with coriander leaves and serve them immediately. 

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