Pitla recipe | maharashtrian pitla | besan pitla | maharashtrian pitla with chawal bhakri | with amazing 15 pictures pitla is a very famous maharashtrian food, falls under the category of their comfort food. Not only maharashtrians but many indian households have pitla in their weekly menu. Pitla is a very quick and easy dish to make with minimum of ingredients. All the ingredients used in the dish are found in every indian well maintained pantry. The base of the maharashtrian pitla is made with besan. The first step is combining besan with enough water to get it started. Further, for the tempering take oil in a non stick pan, add garlic which gives a luscious taste to our maharashtrian pitla. Next, add cumin seeds and curry leaves followed by green chillies and onions. Chillies can be adjusted according to the preference of spice and onions give a mouthful to the recipe, it basically adds crunch. Once onions are cooked, add the besan water mixture, with turmeric and coriander leaves for freshness. Further all you need to do is keep stirring it and make sure the besan doesnt stick to the bottom of the pan. And also make sure you do not leave besan pitla unattended as it might burn. Some places in maharashtra also serve pitla as a street food. As pitla is super easy to make, i remember as a child when my mother was a working women she would make it for dinner as it doesnt consume time and also she would cook it when we would run out of vegetables. Pitla goes really well with chawal bhakri, jowar roti and some green chilli thecha and red chill thecha. Enjoy pitla recipe | maharashtrian pitla | besan pitla | maharashtrian pitla with chawal bhakri | with detailed step by step photos and video below.