Maharashtrian Pithla Recipe

maharashtrian pithla

Preparation Time maharashtrian pithla – 30 minutes

Ingredients for maharashtrian pithla:

  • Gram flour-50 gm(4 tbsp)
  • Chopped onion-1
  • Green chilli and garlic (paste/crushed)-2 tsp
  • (2 green chilli and 8 garlic)
  • Curry leaves-5 to 7
  • Green chilli(slit)-2
  • Spring onion-25 gm
  • Asafoetida(hing)-1/3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste or 1.5 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves-1/3 cup
  • Water- 2 glass(500 ml)
  • Cooking oil-3 tbsp


  • Sieve the gram flour in a large bowl.
  • Add 1/2(150 ml) glass of water, keep mixing the flour while adding water.
  • Mix it properly so that there are no lumps in the batter, batter is ready, keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and let it heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds,¬†asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilli and fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Add chopped onion and fry it for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add green chilli and garlic paste, let it fry for a minute on low flame.
  • Add turmeric powder, mix it and cook it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add spring onion, fry it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add 1.5 glass of water and stir it, cover the pan and allow it to come to boil.
  • Open the lid and stir it, pour the batter in pan, keep stirring to avoid the lumps/curdle.
  • Add lemon juice and salt, mix it well.
  • Cover the pan, cook it for 10 minutes on low flame(keep stirring in between).
  • Turn off the flame, add coriander leaves and mix it.
  • Maharashtrian pithla is ready, serve hot with jawar/bajra ki roti or bhakhri.

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