Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stuffed Daal Pitthi:











The concept of stuffed Daal Pitthi is very uncommon in Mithila. This could be called an innovation again which is influenced by Italian Pasta called Ravioli. It has a wide range of veg and non-veg stuffing. Though the stuffing of Pitthis could be anything and everything edible, yet can be tried out best with Paneer( Cottage Cheese), Coriander leaf and Green chilly mixture for Veg stuffing and seasoned sautéed minced meat stuffing as Non-Veg.

Below is my innovation which is a fusion of Mithila and Continental cookery .

Ingredient:

Whole Meal Flour ( Aatta): 100 gms
Arhar Daal: 75 gms
Mustard oil: 10 ml
Cumin seed: 2 pinches
Asafetida ( Heeng) : 1-2 gms
Salt and Turmuric : As required
Chopped coriander leaves: 25 gms
Paneer: 75 gms.
Green chilies: 10 gms



preparation:

Make a semi soft dough for pitthis , Roast Daal, make a paste of slit green chilies.
Mash paneer & mix it with chopped coriander leaf. Season with salt and pepper.
Make small and thin casings of the dough, stuff it with the mixture and seal it well .

Cooking:

Pressure cook daal. And leave stuffed Pitthis in it.
Cook it over moderate flame for 8-10 minutes.
When sauce gets a creamy smooth texture, add the tempering of cumin and asafetida.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


Variation: one can easily put a variation of Nonveg Filling by replacing Paneer with Sauteed minced meat or Kankorak Chokha.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i will also try this.in photograph its looking yummy.

ashwini said...

yo aahan je kio chii bud payga kaaj ka rahal chii.hamar sabta shubh kamana aahan ka sath ya.
aahan ka ashwini

Nandan Jha said...

[b] dhanyawaad ashwini ji...

BIJOY said...

Gr8 work Nandan ji!! bahut niman lagata dekhe main!! kab khiyawa tani?

Nandan Jha said...

jahiya rawa se bhaint hoi ... oohe din hum rawa khaatir special bana ke le jaayem.... :)