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Maharashtrian Gram Flour Stew

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Trekking on Sinhgad Fort during rainy days and relishing on garma garam pithala, bhakari, served with kanda bhaji. yum... Miss those lovely days :( But lucky enough to be able to cook this simple delicacy at home. Tastes super delicious with Jawar bhakari!!! A must try recipe.
  Gram flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Besan)
  Oil 3 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Green chilies 6 Medium
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)

First take besan, add water and make a smooth paste.
Heat oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and onion, saute till onion becomes translucent.
Add turmeric powder and garlic and green chilli paste, fry for a minute.
Add besan paste, mix and keep on adding small amount of water till you get right consistency.
Add salt and garnish with coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Indian Maharashtrian Pithala
Stews in Maharashtrian cuisine are made using different lentils or lentil flour every time with seasonings and vegetables. Watch Madhura showing how to make Pithla or Gram Flour Stew with some common vegetables and spices. Ideal to serve with bhakri or jowar rotis!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.5%

Saturated Fat 0.73 g3.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 122.8 mg5.1%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.2%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 8 g15%

Vitamin A 17.8% Vitamin C 133%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 15.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Maharashtrian Gram Flour Stew Recipe Video, Indian Maharashtrian Pithala