Drumstick Pitla

BM #64 Week 4 Day 2  -

This Pitla was one of the first Marathi recipes I cooked for the previous month's Mega Marathon and listed it under 'D'. Later when I realized that the recipe names needed to be in the local language, I moved this into my drafts. I am so glad this is helping me now :).

We fell in love with this instantly and I was ready to make this again thinking that the pictures were lost. But looks like I had uploaded these and so here they are..

Recipe Source Shalaka
Ingredients - 

Drumsticks 1 cup (chopped into 1 inch pieces)
Gram Flour / Besan / Senagapindi 1/2 cup
Salt and turmeric as needed
Green Chili paste as needed
Ginger-Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves, Asafotida a couple pinches)

Drumstick Pitla

Method Of Preparation -

Steam cook the drumsticks and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add Besan, salt, turmeric, green chili paste and about 2-3 cups of water. Make sure there are no lumps.

In a heated pan, add oil. After the oil is sufficiently heated, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. After they crackle, add asafotida and curry leaves.

Saute the ginger-garlic paste for a few seconds. Pour the besan mixture into the seasoning and let it cook.

Add the steamed drumsticks to the simmering mixture.

Keep stirring, making sure there are no lumps in the mixture.

Once the pitla gets to the desired consistency, remove from heat and serve warm with rice/roti. Keep in mind that this pitla thickens upon cooling.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 64. 

Preparation Time 20 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, May 25, 2016


  1. That is a mouthwatering bowl of pitla. Wonderful side dish for rice. Good to know you did not lose the pictures for this post and were spared from re-cooking and clicking the pictures. .

  2. Jayashree Says:
  3. Drumsticks add such a lot of oomph to any dish. Simple and delicious recipe.

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. hehehe...glad you ended up with a rich draft..:)..that gravy looks yum!

  6. Very interesting and delicious dish, would love to have some with that rice.

  7. The gravy looks so creamy and beautiful..

  8. sushma Says:
  9. Nice and creamy dish with drumstick.

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Wat an irresistible gravy, can smell the flavor from here.

  12. We usually make this a thicker consistency. The addition of drumstick is a nice variation.

  13. Such a delicious looking curry with drumsticks.

  14. Sowmya :) Says:
  15. Drumsticks and besan sound like a fun combo

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. Pitla with drumsticks sounds interesting. Looks yummy!!

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