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Dal Pithi Recipe

Dal Pithi is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 12 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • For dal:
  • 1 cup - Channa dal
  • 1/2 cup - moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander (dhania) powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger and Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 fl oz - water
  • For pithi preparation:
  • 1 cup - flour
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 - cheese
  • Black salt and pepper for taste
  • To fry:
  • 2 tsp - Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 2 - big Tomatoes
  • 2 - Onions
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • Chopped Ginger and Garlic (to taste)
  • Some Cilantro leaves
  • How to Make Dal Pithi:

    1. First, put gram dal (channa) and moong dal along with red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, ginger and garlic paste and little bit of salt and water into a pressure cooker.
    2. Keep this on medium flame and to cook for 15 minutes.
    3. Now mix cumin powder, red chilli, black salt, and black pepper into the flour and make a mixture like chapatti atta.
    4. After that, make small and thin cylindrical pieces of flour by rubbing with your palm and sprinkle with flour powder to avoid stickiness.
    5. Open pressure cooker after 2 whistles and add the prepared pithi into it. Cook again for another 15 minutes.
    6. When the preparation is cooked well, then keep it aside and put non-stick pan on gas.
    7. Pour 2 tsps ghee and add cumin seeds. When cumin seeds splutter, add chopped ginger, garlic and onion.
    8. When onion becomes golden brown, add tomatoes and stir it for a few minutes.
    9. After that add cilantro leaves and turn off the gas flame.
    10. Now mix this fried preparation into dal pithi mixture and stir until smooth.
    11. Serve with rice and garnish with chopped red chillies, cilantro leaves and ghee.
    12. You can also serve this with salad and yogurt.


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