Thursday, 22 October 2015

DALICHE PITHLE / BESAN PITHALE / SAVORY CHICKPEA FLOUR PORRIDGE/ बेसन पिठले

A simple Maharashtrian accompaniment to be eaten along with fulka, chapati, bhakri or boiled rice. Whenever there is nothing substantial to be had, this comes handy with all the ingredients easily available at home.


DALICHE PITHLE / BESAN PITHALE / SAVORY CHICKPEA FLOUR PORRIDGE / बेसन पिठले 

INGREDIENTS

Onion roughly chopped
1 no
Garlic cloves
2 – 3 crushed
Kokum / amsul
2 pcs
Green chillies chopped
2 nos
Besan / chickpea flour
1 – 1 ½ tbsp.
Water
1 ½ - 2 cups
Oil
2 – 3 tbsp
Rai / mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Heeng / asafoetida
¼ tsp
Haldi / turmeric pdr
¼ tsp
Scraped fresh coconut
1 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped
1 tbsp

METHOD:


1.       Heat oil, add rai, when it crackles, add in heeng, haldi and kokum.


2.       Stir it for a few seconds and add in the onion, green chillies and garlic.

3.       Saute till the onion browns well.

4.       Dissolve the besan in water till it is completely lump free. Add salt to it.


5.       Pour this mixture into the pan and keep on stirring continuously till it thickens.



6.       It should be of semi thick but pourable porridge like consistency.


7.       Sprinkle in the coconut and coriander leaves and mix.


8.       Serve hot immediately along with bhakari and lasun chutney.





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