Traditional Indian snacks are too good to resist. Chef Pallavi shares a recipe for one such snack called Pitha. These wheat flour dumplings filled with flavoured and seasoned dal are super tasty. Try this recipe at home.

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-10-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 7-10 Min


  • 2 cups soaked chana dal
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • For tadka:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8 - 10 curry leaves
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 3 green chillies


  1. 1

    In a blender jar, add soaked chana dal, ginger, garlic cloves, garam masala and prepare a paste Boil water in a pan.
  2. 2

    Roll out the dough and add stuffing in it Seal the dough using a fork Add it in the boiling water and let it cook.
  3. 3

    For the tadka, add oil in a pan Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried red chillies, green chillies and toss it Cut the Pitha into half and pour the tadka over it.
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Pallavi Nigam Sahay


With an earlier education in the Economics field, Pallavi decided to switch careers to become a chef purely by accident. She holds a culinary diploma from ICIF and has shot many recipe videos on YouTube channels. Hailing from the heartland of India, Madhya Pradesh, she has travelled across India picking up and absorbing recipes, languages and the nuances of regional cooking.

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