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CHAKULI PITHA

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Chakuli Pitha is an Oriya flat,rice-based fried cake traditionally made in the state of Orissa.It is prepared using rice flour (arua chaula),black gram (biri dali),refined edible oil (refine tela) most favorable will be ghee or mustard oil, and salt (luna).It traces its origin during early 4th century BC when Buddha had tasted the Chakra apoopa from two merchants coming from Kalinga Kingdom to Magadha.


INGREDIENTS:-

Rice(Arua chaula)-2 cups
Black gram(biri dali)-1 cup
Fenugreek seeds-2 tsp
Vegetable oil/Cooking spray
salt to taste

METHOD:-

1-Soak rice,black gram and fenugreek seeds together in water for about 4 hours.
2-Grind the softened rice,black gram and fenugreek seeds to a fine paste.


3-Add salt and water to get a semi liquid batter and whip well. 4-Keep aside in a warm place to ferment well for at least 5-6 hours.

5-Heat a non-stick tawa on medium flame.Spread a little oil/cooking spray on the tawa.Lower the flame. 6-Take the batter in a big spoon and spread the same on the ta…

CHATPATA YELLOW PEAS(CHATPATI)

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Chatpati is famous oriya cuisine(specially in rural area of orissa).During my school days,there used to be a chatpatiwala(the man who makes chatpati)right infront of my school gate.At the intreval time he use to move near to the fence and children use to rush and buy this chatpati,which is popularly called as "CHATPATI/BARMAJA" in oriya.The main ingredients are yellow peas and potatoes.It’s spicy and tangy combining a satisfying variety of flavors and textures.


INGREDIENTS:-

Dry yellow peas-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chopped boiled potato-1 large
Chopped onion-1 medium
Chopped tomato-1 medium
Chopped green chili-4
Roasted Cumin powder-1 tsp
Lemon juice-1  tbsp
Chili powder-1/4 tsp(optional,if eu need more spicy)
Chat masala-1/2 tsp
Green chutney-1/2 tsp(optional)
Black salt to taste
Salt-1/2 tsp

METHOD:-

1-Soak the dry yellow peas in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.


2-Pressure cook the peas with salt and  turmeric powder till soft or to 3-4 whistle.Once cool,drain all wa…