KULITH PITHLA (HORSEGRAM FLOUR CURRY IN MAHARASHTRIAN STYLE)

Kulith i.e. Horsegram is a miracle superfood. It has a high nutritional value and has various health benefits. Kulith beans are used to make a gravy vegetable. Similarly, in Maharashtra, it’s flour is used to make a gravy of semi solid consistency, called Pithla.

The process is almost similar to Besan Pithla. But as horsegram has a distinct flavour, it makes this Pithla delicious in a different way. This is a dish to be relished specifically during winters. Kulith is said to create heat in the body and hence it is better to be avoided during summers.

For some more nutritious dishes, do check out the following recipes too….

  1. Methi Chi Bhaaji
  2. Navalkol Chi Bhaaji
  3. Farasbichi Bhaaji
  4. Hrushi Chi Bhaaji

Here’s the recipe for Kulith Pithla….

Prep Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 15 min

Serves : 4-5

Cup Used : 200 ml

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3/4 cup Kulith Pith (Horsegram Flour)
  • 2 1/2 cup Water …. Approximately
  • 1 Large Onion…. Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Kokum
  • Salt to taste

For The Tempering :

  • 1 tbs Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 5 Garlic Cloves…. Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli ….. Chopped

METHOD :

  1. To make Kulith Pithla, mix the kulith flour with water, adding a little at a time.
  2. Whisk well to remove any lumps.
  3. Heat a saucepan and add oil to it. Add the mustard seeds and as soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida.
  4. Add the finely chopped garlic and the green chillies and saute for a few seconds.
  5. To this, add the chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  6. Add the turmeric powder and saute further for a while.
  7. Add the kulith flour paste and salt to taste. Add the kokum and stir.
  8. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. When it reaches a rolling boil, reduce the flame and simmer for a few minutes.
  9. The gravy should be of medium thick consistency. If in the end, the gravy becomes too thick, add some water to adjust and check seasoning.
  10. Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve this delicious and nutritious Kulith Pithla with Bhaakari and steamed rice along with some Mulyaachi Koshimbir by the side!

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Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! šŸ˜ƒ

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