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July 31, 2019

Video Recipe - How to make Marwari Pithor ki Sabji | Pitod ki Sabji - GF dish

Rajasthan cuisine is evolved around locally available pulses, millets and a bit of dairy that comes from goats / camel milk primarily. The usage of dry spices, dried vegetables / plant parts is prevalent throughout the vegetarian menu canvas of this state. Besan or gramflour also forms a major part of sustainable food in place of veggies. 

So, Gatte ki Sabji, Gatte ka Pulao and today’s dish - Marwari Pithor ke sabji are popular dishes of that cuisine. Today’s no onion, no - garlic dish also comes handy when the refrigerator doesn’t have enough veggies for a meal, and this can be rustled up pretty quickly. 

I was lucky to be given two popular ingredients by my paired blogger Shobha ji. Using gramflour and yoghurt, I made this lip smacking dish. The entire family enjoyed it and kids said it tasted soft and succulent like Paneer. I read on several recipes and youtube videos that the texture of the Pithor closely resembles Paneer. So, for those who don’t like Paneer, this is a clever way to eat paneer. 


This is of course a GF dish, but can also be vegan if the yoghurt here used is a plant based one (rice curd/ cashew curd etc.) So, do make this quick-to-make dish and serve with hot rotis for a very fulfilling meal. 

Also, please do leave your valuable comments and suggestions on the youtube video embedded below too ! 

Marwari Pithor ki Sabji - No Onion-No garlic recipe (Gluten Free, Can be vegan)

Prep time - 10 mins, Cook time - 10 mins, Serves - 3~4

What you need:

For the Pithor:
Oil - 2 tsp
Gramflour - 1 cup (200 g)
Salt - to taste
Ajwain (crushed) - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Kasuri Methi (crushed) - 1 generous tsp
Yoghurt (thick variety) - 2 heaped tablespoon (* Sub with plant based curd for vegan*)
Water - as required to make the batter.
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1 FLAT heat-proof / stainless steel plate, greased well 

For the gravy:
1 tomato + 1/2 inch ginger - pureed
Yoghurt - 2 TBSP
Dry spice powders - Red chilli powder (I used Kashmiri) 1 tsp, Dhania power ( 1 TBSP), Jeera powder (1 tsp)
Oil - 3 tsp
Jeera / cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Chopped coriander  - to garnish

How to:
View the youtube video for more detailed steps

(A) To make the Pithor : 
Whisk all the ingredients except water to a paste. Add adequate water to make a slightly thick flowing batter (batter should not be too thick or too thin). 
Heat oil in a non stick pan, add the batter and quickly cook the batter without any lumps on low flame. Once the batter starts leaving the sides, transfer the batter to a greased flat tray. Spread it evenly - not too thick or thin on the plate. Let it cool completely. Midway, using a sharp knife make markings of the size of the pithier (or lentil cakes) that you want. Remove the pieces and meanwhile begin the next stage. 

(B) To make the gravy:
Puree Ginger and 1 tomato without any additional water. Keep aside. Whisk all the dry spice powders (except garam masala) in the yoghurt and keep ready. Heat a non stick pan, add oil. Splutter cumin seeds and slowly add the tomato-ginger mix, saute for 1 min. Now add yoghurt mix and let it simmer on a low flame without the dahi curdling. Once oil starts leaving the sides, add 2 glasses of water, salt and let it simmer for 2-3 mins more, and let it again simmer on very low flame. Now slowly add the cut pithor pieces, salt and cook and cover for just under 1 min. Switch off flame (the pithor is not to be cooked for over 1 min). 
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with roti / Pulav. 

Other Rajasthani dishes you might like on the blog:




This goes to Shhh Secret Cooking Challenge for July 2019. 
Shhh Cooking Secretly a group started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes, is where every month food bloggers are paired up and give each other 2 secret ingredients to cook with according to the theme chosen. If you’re interested in joining this exciting group then please leave a message in the comment section. Thank you.

Here's a list of dishes that my fellow bloggers posted for this cuisine:

It was Rajasthani cuisine for the month of July and here is a virtual tour to the state by Shhhh h Cooking Secretly Challenge Group members.



17 comments:

  1. The Pithor Ki Sabzi looks stunning! I'm sure it tasted like a dream. :)

    The pithore are similar to the Gujarati Dal Dhokli, but the gravy is quite different.

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    1. yes Priya! very surprisingly, amma loved it a lot. and so did the rest of the family .. its got a very lilting flavour with a wonderful texture from the pitod

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  2. The sabzi looks absolutely lipsmacking. I love besan recipes. .. specially the Rajasthani ones.

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    1. Thanks Shobha ji. Here ay my family too, we love Besan based Rajasthani recipes a lot :)

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  3. Love this Pithor ki subzi.. my mom used to make it sometimes, but I never cooked it don't know why? your easy and stepwise method is tempting me now make it soon!!

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  4. It looks so similar to Daal dhokli and yet very different...the orange colour is stunning

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  5. Ahhhhhh now I understand you made the same dish. Our presentation too is a bit, tiny whinny bit similar. Love it kalyani. How does one make rice curd?

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  6. This curry was new to me. I am happy to learn about a new curry......

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  7. This looks so tasty, the pithor must be delicious to eat it as a snack too.

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  8. Such lovely curry Kalyani and love the name pithor ki sabji. My neighbor makes a UP style similar sabji but without yogurt. Bookmarking this recipe to try it out.

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  9. THe pithor ki sabji looks super tempting and you are right such gravy comes in handy when you have no vegetables at hand. Beautifully done.

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  10. Pithore ki subji looks delicious Kalyani! Loved the video ,your pithore really look like paneer. Bookmarking your recipe.

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  11. They look so tempting and delicious. so many different dishes with besan in rajasthani cuisine.

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  12. Pithor ki Sabzi looks very delicious with rich gravy. All the spices used for gravy preparation enhances it's taste and flavors surely. In glance i felt like it's paneer curry, yumm

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  13. The video version makes it all so easy to follow. I have to attempt making this soon

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  14. Pithor ki sabji looks mouthwatering Kalyani. Loved this aromatic rich curry. Bookmarking it to try soon. It looks like paneer. Amazing share.

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  15. My kids aren't very fond of paneer, so I am wondering whether they may accept this... the gravy looks delicious and well made...

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