Besan Pitla

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  • Food Type: Vegan

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  • ½ cup Besan (chickpea flour)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped(adjust it according to taste)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped (lasun)
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds(mohri)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I prefer groundnut oil)
  • 9-10 curry leaves (optional)
  • Pinch of asfoetidia
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste


1.Take besan, red chili powder, turmeric powder and little salt in a mixing bowl.

2.Add little water at a time and make a smooth paste of it.

3.Add all the remaining water to this paste, mix it and keep it aside

4.Heat oil in kadhai.

5.When oil is hot add mustard seeds.Now add finely chopped garlic, curry leaves, and green chillies and let it fry.

6.Add onion to it.

7.Add little salt to it.Mix it and let it cook until onion softens up.

8.Add besan paste and mix it nicely.Stir it continuously and keep on adding small amount of water to get right consistency.Now cover it with lid and  let it cook for 7-8 minutes on low flame, stir it occasionally.

9.Garnish it with corianderServe this Pitla with Bhakri, Roti or Rice and Spicy Thecha.

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