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Pittha Recipe

Pittha is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Bachelor Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • For covering:
  • 1.5 cups - Wheat flour.
  • 1/2 cup - plain flour.
  • 1/4 tsp - salt.
  • Water for dough| For Stuffing:
  • 2 cups - Bengal Gram dal (channa dal), soaked overnight in water.
  • 3 - whole Red Chillies dry.
  • 4 to 5 flakes - garlic.
  • 1 inch piece - ginger.
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder.
  • 3/4 tsp - Garam Masala powder.
  • Salt to taste.
  • How to Make Pittha:

    1. For covering:
    2. Add salt. Knead dough till soft and pliable. Keep aside covered.
    3. For stuffing:
    4. Wash soaked dal in water 2-3 times. Drain well.
    5. Crush coarsely in food processor without adding water.
    6. Add all other ingredients for stuffing. Grind to a smooth stiff paste.
    7. Remove, knead lightly, shape into 9-10 patties. Cover and keep aside.
    8. To proceed:
    9. Knead dough again till smooth and elastic.
    10. Divide into 10 portions. Roll one into a 4 round.
    11. Place a patti in one half of round. Fold other half over it.
    12. Seal both edges of semicircle together using water to moisten edges.
    13. Repeat for all dough and patties.
    14. Boil plenty of water in a large deep vessel.
    15. When it starts to boil fiercely, gently drop in pitthas, one by one.
    16. Boil for 18-20 mins, on a rolling boil, without a lid.
    17. Drain each one carefully with perforated spoon.
    18. Arrange on serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander.
    19. Serve hot or warm with green all purpose chutney or other chutney of choice.


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