Thursday, 14 August 2014

PITHA

This is a traditional bihari and bengali dish. It can be made of rice flour or wheat flour. Here we made wheat flour pitha.
Prep Time      :15mins
Cooking Time  :15mints

INGREDIENTS
Wheat flour          -2 cup
Chana dal             -2 cup
Ginger                 - 1inch stick
Cumin seeds         -a pinch
Ajwain                 -a pinch
Mangrail               -a pinch
Chopped coriander leaves  -1tbsp
Chopped green chillies      -2
Salt                                -to taste

METHOD
    Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours.Then drain chana dal and add ginger and grind it.No need to add water while grinding. Very smooth paste is ready. Mix cumin seeds, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt.
    Take wheat flour. Mix salt, ajwain, mangrail and make a smooth dough with the help of water.Divide the dough into equal size balls.Flatten the balls into thick round  puri.
     Stuff the dal filling in round shape puri and fold it. Then heat the big vessel in the gas and bring pitha with enough water. After 10 minutes pitha will float on the water. Drain it.
     Again heat the oil in a kadai and cut the pitha into 4-5 pieces and fry it until golden brown in colour.Flip once in between. Always cook in medium flame. Drain extra oil in paper napkin.
       Serve hot with tea.