This is a Tanjore Maharashtrian speciality. It can be prepared with any one of the vegetables listed, or a combination of all of them.


Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Vegetable of choice : About half a cup each of Green beans, Bitter gourd (Karela, hagalkai), Snake gourd (Padvalkai), Elephant yam (Suvarna gadde, suran)
  • Peanuts : 2 tablespoons
  • Tamarind Paste : 1 teaspoon
  • Toor Dal : ½ cup
  • Pitla Pudi : 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds (Rai, Sasve) : 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing) : ¼ teaspoon
  • Vegetable Oil : 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the toor dal in a pressure cooker.
  • Cut the vegetables and boil them well along with the peanuts. Add salt, tamarind paste and pitla pudi. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the dal and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • In a pan, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add mustard. After the mustard pops, add asafoetida. Add the seasoning to the Pitla.
Calories: 300kcal
Course: Recipe
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