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Pitlay Recipe

Pitlay is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Thursday, 21 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • To Fry Till Brown and Grind to Paste:
  • 1 tsp- Coriander seeds.
  • 1 tsp- Bengal Gram dal.
  • 1 tsp- Black gram dal.
  • 6-7 dry Red Chillies.
  • 2 tbsp- Fresh grated Coconut| Other Ingredients:
  • Toor Dal - 1/2 a cup.
  • Beans, Drumstick, Brinjal, White Pumpkin, Carrots, Chow chow - all cut into medium pieces.
  • Tamarind juice - according to taste.
  • Salt.
  • Raw Ground Nuts| For Seasoning:
  • 1/2 tsp- Mustard.
  • 1/2 tsp-Jeera.
  • 1 sprig-Curry leaves.
  • a pinch -Hing.
  • 2 tbsp- oil.
  • How to Make Pitlay:

    1. Boil the tuvar dal and the groundnuts along with the washed vegetables in a pressure cooker.
    2. Take a vessel and heat 2 tbsp oil. Add the seasoning - mustard, jeera, curry leaves, hing. When they start to splutter, add the tamarind juice and the ground paste.
    3. After the above mixture has come to a boil, add the dal and vegetables, salt and bring it to a final boil. Pitlay tastes very good with steaming hot rice.


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