PITTHA By Mansi Barnwal


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This dish is a traditional bihari dish.
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2 Servings

Cooking Time

45mins + soaking channa dal time

Meal Type


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  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8th teaspoon of salt
  • Oil to grease
  • Chana dal 100gm
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves
  • Red chilli to taste
  • Haldi 1/4th teaspoon
  • Dhaniya patta


  1. 1

    Add salt to water and bring it to boil.
  2. 2

    Once Boling starts add rice flour.
  3. 3

    Mix with help of wooden spatula.
  4. 4

    Turn off the heat, cover the pan and let it sit for 10mins.
  5. 5

    Apply oil to hand and make dough.
  6. 6

    Break the dough into lemon sized balls.
  7. 7

    FILLING- soak the channa dal (6-8hrs).
  8. 8

    In a blender take the soaked dal and make a course paste by adding little to no water.
  9. 9

    Add chopped garlic, chillies, dhaniya patta,haldi and salYour filling is ready.
  10. 10

    Take rice flour dough and form a katori.
  11. 11

    Fill the filling inside the katori and make make moon shape with out fully covering it.
  12. 12

    Similarly make all the pitthas.
  13. 13

    Now,heat water in a steamer,place the pitthas in the steamer.
  14. 14

    After 8-10mins check with knife if dal is cooked.
  15. 15

    Your PITTHA is ready to eat, enjoy with green chutney or brinjal bharta.

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