Pithod Masala / Besan Curry

Pithod is the one of our family favorite dish ,which had been shared in our family from generations.You will find various style of cooking for  Pithod ,but we are giving a steamed version of it, which is more healthier alternative .This is dry gravy ,we can have curry for this also.
We will be preparing Pithod in simple three step

  1. Preparing Pithod.
  2. Preparing Gravy.
  3. Garnish and Serve.

Step 1  Preparing Pithodimg_20160913_124149446-copy


  1. Gram Flour (Besan) 1 cup.
  2. Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch.
  3. Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/4 tbsp.
  4. Red chili powder 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Oil 2-3 tbsp.
  6. Salt to taste.

Preparation Pithod Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl and add Gram Flour.
  2. Add Hing(Asafoetida).
  3. Add Red chili powder.
  4. Add Salt.
  5. Add Oil.
  6. Add little water in it.
  7. And mix it well.
  8. Put this mixture into steamer (you can use Idly or Dhokla Steamer) and steam it for 10 minutes.
  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Cut into the small Square pieces (Pithod).

img_20160913_130559943-copyStep 2 Preparing Gravyimg_20160913_130853666-copy

Gravy Ingredients

  1. Onion (2 medium).
  2. Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch.
  3. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) 1/4 tbsp.
  4. Red chili Powder 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Coriander Powder 1 tbsp.
  6. Garam Masala 1/4tbsp.
  7. Ginger paste(10 gram).
  8. Salt to taste.

Preparation Method:

  1. Take a Pan add little oil.
  2. Add Turmeric Powder.
  3. Add Red Chili Powder
  4. Add coriander Powder and stir for a minute.
  5. Add Garlic Paste.
  6. Add Onion Paste.
  7. Add Garam Masala.
  8. After 2 minutes Add salt to taste.
  9. Simmer it for 10-15 minutes.
  10. After 15 minutes add steamed Pithod in it.
  11. Add little water and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3  Garnish

  1. Garnish it with coriander leafs.
  2. Ready to serve.


Some Tips

  1. Whisk gram flour batter properly their should not be any lumps in it.
  2. You can also prepare curry version of Pithod.
  3. Cut Steam Gram flour in different shape ,this will look appetizing.
  4. Use organic products your food will taste more tasty.

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