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Lentil Pitika

This is a soulful, comfort food and all time favourite of the Assamese. However there are many different types of pitikas made from different vegetables, dry fish, boiled eggs and small variety of fish called puti mass. These pitikas are served as a side dish with rice along with other dishes.


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Lentil Pitika


Course : Lunch



Cuisine : Indian



Prep time : 10 minutes



Process time : 25 minutes



Total time : 35 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Masoor dal - 1 cup

  • Green chili - 2

  • onion - 1

  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp

  • Salt - as per taste

  • Oil - 1 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Wash and soak masoor dal overnight

  2. Drain the soaked water, put the masoor dal on clean kitchen towel

  3. Tie around the corners of the kitchen towel, make like a pillow

  4. Keep this dal bundle into boiling water and steam for 15min, the dal will be cooked too soft

  5. Transfer the cooked dal into the bowl

  6. Add chopped onions, green chili, coriander leaves , salt as per taste and oil

  7. Mix all well

  8. Serve

Pictorial :


soaked masoor dal
soaked masoor dal

into towel
into towel

tie like bundle
tie like bundle

inside boiling water
inside boiling water

steam
steam

cooked steam
cooked steam

in bowl
in bowl

onion
onion

chili
chili

coriander
coriander

salt
salt

mix
mix

eat
eat

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