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Dal Pitha

  • Veg
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • For the dough :

  • cups rice flour :

How to make Dal Pitha

For the filling

  • Coarse grind the soaked black gram and set aside.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan. When the oil begins to fume, add thepanchphoran and cook for 3 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, chili flakes, asafoetida, followed by ground black gram and salt. Stir to combine and cook for 7-10 minutes till a crumbly texture is achieved.

For the dough

  • Use warm water to knead the flour intoasmooth
  • Divide the dough into balls in the size of tennis balls.
  • Flatten each ball using a rolling pin to make discs.
  • Fill the discs with the dal mixture leaving enough area along the circumference to just seal the filling.fold it into a semicircle and seal the ends. Dab your finger with a little oil to secure the sealing.
  • Place sealed dumplings in a greased steamer for 8-10 minutes. In case you do not have a steamer, you can use boiling water to boil the dumplings till they rise to the surface. You dal pithas are ready! 


  • Pitha is a rice cake which is predominant in Bangladesh and India.
  • Pitha is generally made from rice flour. The less common variants are made from wheat flour and palm.
  • A special type of Pitha called Nabanna, which literally means ‘newborn’ is prepared especially during the harvest festivals in Bengal.
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