Thursday, November 22, 2007

Goidila Pitthi:

This is an innovation which could be called the fusion of two local dishes only, Goidila ( a sauce prepared from green peas & flavourings) and Pitthi. Goidila is a kind of gravy / sauce which is usually taken with rice and chapattis. It gets its body from green peas paste and flavoured with Garam Masala.


Basic Pitthi of 100 gms of flour

Green peas : 300 gms
Onion: 200 gms
Ginger Garlic Paste: 50 gms
Cumin Pd: 15 gms
Coriander Pd: 15 gms
Ghee: 10 gms
Tomatoes: 75 gms
Double cream: 20 ml
Hot Spices: large and small cardamom, bayleaf, clove, cinnamon stick.


parboil green peas and make a small paste of it.
Prepare basic Pitthis of the flour and moisture
Make a paste of 50 gms of onion and slice the rest
Chop tomatoes


Heat oil or Ghee in a pan and add a tempering of Hot spices, when they start crackling add slice onion, sauté it for a minut or two and add Ginger , Garlic and Onion paste with a pinch of salt and turmeric.
Add pawdered masalas and cook it well on the flame.
When masalas are cooked add chopped tomatoes and mix it well.
Add the peas paste and fry it along with masalas for 2-3 minutes and dilute it with water to thin consistency.
Allow it to boil for 8-10 minutes (keep checking the consistency of the mixture. And add water accordingly. )
Now finally add Pitthis to it and cook it over moderate flame for another 8-10 minutes.
When Pitthis are cooked and the sauce gets a creamy smooth texture add the tempering of ghee and Cumin.
Garnish it with Double Cream and serve Hot.

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