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Pitlai Recipe

Pitlai is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family friendly Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • Eggplant - 1 (Big size).
  • Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp.
  • Sambhar powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Toor Dal - 1 handful.
  • White Channa - 1 handful| Fry in oil and grind into paste:
  • Dhania - 1.5 tsp.
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp.
  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp.
  • Red Chillies - 6.
  • Coconut - 1 handful (dry or fresh ).
  • Grind the above nicely once it is fried in oil.
  • How to Make Pitlai:

    1. Boil the eggplant in tamarind water (if you need, add more water and tamarind later).
    2. Soak channa dal in water overnight and boil it well with little salt and enough water.
    3. Mix these two with salt, sambar powder, diluted boiled dal water.
    4. Allow it to boil for a minute.
    5. Add the ground paste and keep aside.
    6. Temper with mustard, curry leaves and urad dal roasted in oil.
    7. Serve with plain rice and pappad or cucumber raitha.


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