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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kadai Pitha

Cooking Time Required : 20-25 mins
Cost of Preparation: 10-15 rupees

Ingredients: raw rice, urad dal, pancha phutana, red chilli/green chillis, onion ( 1 small ), finely cut vegetables ( optional, (carrot, beans, cauliflower, potatoes) ), curry leaves, salt, oil ( 2 tsp ).

Preparation: Soak the rice and urad dal in 2:1 proportion. Allow to soak for 8-10 hours. Grind into a smooth paste. Allow to stand overnight.

Cooking: Heat oil in a wok. Add the pancha phutana, curry leaves and chillis. Once the seeds start spluttering, add onions. stir fry till golden and then add vegetables. stir fry till it is cooked.

Add 4-5 spoonfuls of the batter into the wok till it forms a 1-2 cm thick layer in the middle .

Cook on low flame till it is cooked to a lovely reddish brown on one side. It will take 5-6 mins for each side.

Toss over and allow the other side to cook.

Remove from wok and serve with dalma. It can also be served with ghee and sugar.


  1. Its sounds exactly like our uttappams..delicious kadai pitha..

  2. Yes...it is quite similar. But when cooked in a kadai, the pitha gets a very crunchy exterior and the insides remain soft.


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