Recipe for Maharashtrian Style Pithla Bhaat

This is a simple and easy to follow recipe for making the wholesome Maharashtrian main course Rice and Gram Four Dish, which is called Pithla Bhaat in the Marathi language. Pithla Bhaat is part of the e diet of the common folks in Maharashtra.
The preparation method given by me is in the authentic and traditional Maharashtrian Style of Cooking. The Pithla Bhaat goes nicely with Papad, Chutney or Pickle.

Maharashtrian Style Pithla Bhaat Preparation Time : 30 Minutes
Serving : 4 Persons

Two cups Rice
One cup Gram Flour [Besan]
Three-Four Green Chilies [Hirvi Mirchi]
½ Cup Coriander – Kothimbir [Chopped]
Salt as per taste and requirement
Pure Ghee for taste

For the Tadka
One tablespoon Cooking Oil
One teaspoon Mustard Seeds [Mohari]
On teaspoon Cumin Seeds [Jeera]
¼ teaspoon Asafoetida [Hing]
Six-seven Curry Leaves [Kadipatta]
¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder [Haldi]

Cook the Rice in a Pressure Cooker by adding Four Cups Water.
In a utensil add the Beasn and Two Cups Water and mix is well.
In a Kadai heat the Oil and prepare Tadka by adding all the ingredients listed under Tadka.
Then add Salt as per taste and the Besan Mixture and mix it well and pour over the Cooked Rice and cook for five to ten minutes on a slow flame.
While serving garnish with the Coriander leaves and Pure Ghee.

© 2015, All rights reserved.


About Sujata Nerurkar (1704 Articles)
I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

1 Comment on Recipe for Maharashtrian Style Pithla Bhaat

  1. Milind Bansode // 05/10/2015 at 8:49 AM // Reply

    Good to see you giving information on the diet of the poor people of Maharashtra, the Pithla Bhat is a staple diet of ordinary poor farmers all over Maharashtra and also the Varkari Samaj.
    Keep it up!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.