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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pithau dia Bhendi Bhajja

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

Ingredients: Bhendi ( 250 gms), pithau ( 2 tsp), mustard seeds ( 1/3 tsp), red chilli ( 2-3 nos), turmeric (1/5 tsp), cumin powder ( 1/3 tsp), oil ( 2-3 tsp), salt.

Preparation: Wash the bhendi and cut into thin slices. Add the salt, turmeric, cumin powder and pithau. Mix thouroughly.

To prepare the pithau, soak the rice for 2-3 hours. Grind into a fine paste. (Instead of adding cumin powder, one can also grind cumin seeds along with the rice ).

Cooking: Heat a pan. Add the oil. When it starts smoking, add the mustard seeds and red chillis. When the seeds start spluttering, add the bhindi. Spread into a thin layer. Keep stirring at an interval of few minutes. Allow to cook till crispy.

Serve hot with rice and dal/dalma.


  1. I like this recipe...reminds me of Orissa days...never tried this mustard chhunka in this, will try

  2. I assume that you do not add any seasoning for this dish like my mom.....the mustard chunka was my own idea!!


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