Bihari Dal Pitha

Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe

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About Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe:

Bihari Dal Pitha is prepared using fresh rice flour and spicy masala lentil filling.

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Ingredients for Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe

  • As required Ingredients for making Rice Dough
  • 1 cup Rice , soaked for 4 hours or 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • As required Water , to cook
  • As required Ingredients for Dal Stuffing
  • 3/4 cup Chana dal , soaked for 3 hours
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1 inch inger , peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain
  • As required Salt
  • As required Coriander Leaves , finely chopped for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil , for greasing
  • As required Equipments
  • 1 Mixer Grinder
  • 2 Steamer
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe

STEP 01

To prepare the Bihari dal pitha recipe (traditional Bihari delicacy), first gather all the ingredients.

STEP 02

Grind the soaked rice to a smooth paste using water (approximately 1/2 cup)

STEP 03

Dilute the ground batter by adding water (approximately 1.5 - 2 cups) to get a thin batter consistency.

STEP 04

Add salt and oil to the batter and mix well.

STEP 05

Transfer the batter to a heavy bottom kadai or vessel and start cooking over low heat.

STEP 06

Keep stirring the batter to prevent lumps and cook the rice flour batter till it turns into a soft dough. It might look as if the dough is turning lumpy and sticking to the ladle, but keep stirring till the entire batter cooks. This step will take at least 12 -15 minutes over low flame.

STEP 07

Drain the excess water from soaked dal and grind dal along with green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, carom seeds cumin seeds and pepper corns to make a coarse paste.

STEP 08

Heat a kadai/wok over low flame, with a teaspoon of oil and add the ground paste.

STEP 09

Keep stirring till the dal cooks well and they get a powdered/crumbly texture.

STEP 10

This step will approximately take 7-10 minutes.

STEP 11

Switch off and add the chopped cilantro leaves. Your stuffing for bihari dal pitha is now ready.

STEP 12

Instruction to shape pithas

STEP 13

Grease a steamer vessel with oil. Grease your hands with oil and take lemon size portions of the rice dough and using your hand shape them into balls. Work when the rice dough is still warm for better result. Keep the rice dough covered with a damp cloth or a lid to keep it moist while you are making balls.

STEP 14

Taking one ball at a time, pinch the corners and shape the balls to make a cup and spoon the dal stuffing.

STEP 15

You can also use gujiya mould to shape the pithas. Also can shape the pithas like dimsums/wontons /kozhukattai/modak .

STEP 16

Seal gently by pinching the ends using greased fingers.

STEP 17

Repeat the same for the entire batch.

STEP 18

Place the pithas in the greased steamer and steam them for 8-10 minutes. You can also cook the pitha by dunking them in boiling hot water. Cook till they rise up to the surface, drain and serve. Make sure to seal the pithas properly to avoid leakage.

STEP 19

Your delicious, healthy bihar dal pitha recipe (traditional bihari delicacy) is ready to be served hot along with your choice of chutneys or sauces to make a spicy filling tea time snack.

STEP 20

Drain the excess water from soaked dal and grind dal along with green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, carom seeds cumin seeds and pepper corns to make a coarse paste.

STEP 21

Heat a kadai/wok over low flame, with a teaspoon of oil and add the ground paste.

STEP 22

Keep stirring till the dal cooks well and they get a powdered/crumbly texture. This step will approximately take 7-10 minutes.

STEP 23

switch off and add the chopped cilantro leaves. Your stuffing for Bihari dal pitha is now ready.

STEP 24

Instruction to shape pithas

STEP 25

Grease a steamer vessel with oil. Grease your hands with oil and take lemon size portions of the rice dough and using your hand shape them into balls. Work when the rice dough is still warm for better result. Keep the rice dough covered with a damp cloth or a lid to keep it moist while you are making balls.

STEP 26

Taking one ball at a time, pinch the corners and shape the balls to make a cup and spoon the dal stuffing. You can also use gujiya mould to shape the pithas. Also can shape the pithas like dimsums/wontons /kozhukattai/modak .

STEP 27

Seal gently by pinching the ends using greased fingers.

STEP 28

Repeat the same for the entire batch.

STEP 29

Place the pithas in the greased steamer and steam them for 8-10 minutes.

STEP 30

You can also cook the pitha by dunking them in boiling hot water. Cook till they rise up to the surface, drain and serve. Make sure to seal the pithas properly to avoid leakage.

STEP 31

Your delicious, healthy bihar dal pitha recipe (traditional bihari delicacy) is ready to be served hot along with your choice of chutneys or sauces to make a yummy spicy filling tea-time snack.

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