Village style Pithla

August 18, 2020  Rupali Deshmukh Avatar
Village style Pithla

Village style cooking is always a notch above all cooking styles! We can’t always go there to get authentic recipes and amazingly tasty food, however we can try to make a few dishes in the village style way! This Pithla recipe is one such that you can’t resist.


  • ¾ cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 7-8 garlic petals
  • 4-5 green chilies
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 tbsp raw peanuts
  • Handful of cilantro (coriander leaves)
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup hot water
  • Coarsely grind garlic, raw peanuts, green chilies, cumin, and coriander leaves.
  • Heat the oil and saute the ground mixture for 2 minutes until the raw flavor goes off.
  • Add chopped onions and saute 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric and salt and mix well.
  • Add hot water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the chickpea flour through a sieve and keep mixing and repeating until all the flour is used.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • Mix well.
  • Village style pithla is ready to serve.
  • Serve with bhakri or fresh steamed rice with a teaspoonful of ghee.


10 min


20 min


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