Whole Wheat Pittha Recipe

Pittha is the name of dumplings filled with split gram lentils, the process of cooking involves steaming hence it is oil free, it is traditional recipe of winter season in the eastern part of India like Bihar and Jharkhand, it is similar to momo’s, traditionally it is prepared using rice flour, but here I’ve used wheat flour. Let’s learn how to prepare this recipe.

Whole Wheat Pittha Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 People
Author: Shubhra


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Overnight Soaked Split Bengal Lentils
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Pieces Green chilies
  • 1 tsp Salt As per your taste
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chopped coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida


  • Take whole wheat flour and knead a dough similar chapati dough.
  • Meanwhile strain the soaked gram lentils.
  • Grind them, but its paste should be thick.
  • Take ginger, garlic and green chilies in a grinding jar and grind them.
  • Put the grind ingredients in the bowl.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder into the batter.
  • Add fresh chopped coriander leaves into the bowl.
  • Add black salt and asafoetida into the bowl and mix them well.
  • At the same time divide the dough into similar pieces and form round shapes as shown.
  • Roll them using rolling pin and rolling board.
  • It should look like small chapatis.
  • Now put the filling in between the chapati shapes.
  • Prepare the shapes of your choice and put them in a steamer.
  • Check them using a skewer.
  • Serve it with any chutney recipe.

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