Lasnicha Pithla

Pithla is an authentic main course recipe from interior Maharasthra. It is made quickly with simple ingredients and often served with bhakri /jowar roti. Seasonal veggies and spices are often added to this basic pithla to provide twist. This recipe of Lasnicha Pithla is spiced with mild flavors of green garlic.


  • 4 tablespoons besan / gram flour
  • 1/4 cup dahi / curd
  • 1/2 cup garlic greens and stalks, finely chopped (6 garlic cloves, if not available)
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 piece ginger, inch long finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder


  1. Whisk besan along with curd, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Avoid lump formation. Keep side.
  2. Grind garlic green, ginger and green chillies to fine paste.
  3. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  4. Add garlic paste and saute.
  5. Add besan batter and keep stirring continuously till besan thickens.
  6. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Lasnicha Pithla with jowar bhakri / rice.

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