Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

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We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.

Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) recipe - How to make Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 18 to 20 pieces
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1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves (methi)
1 cup thick buttermilk (made using 1/2 cup low fat curds (dahi) and 1/2 cup water)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 3/4 tsp oil for greasing , cooking and tempering
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
1/4 cup healthy green chutney

  1. Combine the besan, fenugreek leaves, buttermilk, turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger, green chilli paste, salt and ½ cup of water in a bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency.
  2. Grease a thali with ¼ tsp of oil and keep aside.
  3. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a broad non- stick pan, add the batter and cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously, till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Pour the mixture immediately into the greased thali and tilt the thali clockwise to form a uniform layer. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes and cut into equal-sized diamond shaped pieces.
  5. Heat the remaining ½ tsp of oil in a small non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Pour the tempering over the pithore pieces.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy37 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates5.2 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.6 mg


Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 04 Jul 20 10:23 PM

The taste was good and this would be included in our menu plan from today onwards.
Tarla Dalal
05 Jul 20 09:24 AM
   Asha, Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 25 Apr 20 08:39 PM

The taste was quite good but the batter was not cooked evenly. Even when I spread it out on thali, it was almost semi solid and not easy to spread evenly throughout the thali. Where could I have gone wrong? Can I steam it like dhokla instead of cooking in in a pan?
Tarla Dalal
01 May 20 07:47 PM
   Hi, you can take a smaller thali to set it. Might be your thali too big make sure you cook it till it is thick and not till it forms a lump once it starts to leave the sides, immediately transfer on a greased plate. If you are going to steam, it will become like a dhokla.
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 01 Mar 17 03:35 PM

I like this re(^?^)cipe
Tarla Dalal
01 Mar 17 04:29 PM
   Hi Swati , we are delighted you loved the Pithore recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 06 Jan 17 06:26 PM