Rajasthani Pithore

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Pithore is a delicious Rajasthani dish made from gram flour.  Although in appearance it resembles Dhokla but method of preparation is very different.Serve it as a snack with tea.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger  paste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chilies chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped fine
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1½ cup Water

For tempering

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (heeng)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

 

Method

 

  • Mix together the gram flour, yoghurt, ginger paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, green coriander, and green chilies.
  • Add water and mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Gradually pour the above mixture into the pan.
  • Cook on medium high heat till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Spread the mixture uniformly in a greased thaali. Let it set for 1 hour.
  • Cut with a knife into 1″ cubes or diamond shapes.
  • Now heat the oil in a pan again.
  • Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds when they stop spluttering, add heeng,sesame seeds  and the pithore pieces. Stir gently for a minute.
  • Remove from the flame and arrange in a dish.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice on top.
  • Garnish with green coriander and serve hot.
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