Lola (Pittha)

Stuffed steamed dumplings of rice and bengal gram

Recipe by uzma ateeq of bangalore, US

its a very healthy and delicious snack .no oil is added and is steamed.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1/2 kg rice flour
    • 1/2 litre boiling water
    • 250gm chana dal soaked in water for 5 hours
    • 1 cup green coriander
    • 10 green  chillies
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • salt according to taste


    1. Grind the soaked chana dal in a grinder with all the water strained out so that it becomes thick.
    2. Keep the chana dal paste in a bowl, mix chopped coriander and green chillies with turmeric powder and salt with the chana dal in bowl. Keep it aside.
    3. Get the rice flour in a bowl and with hot boiling water make a dough out of it until it becomes smooth.
    4. Take a little of the dough and make a small rounded shape out of it . Take two teaspoons of chana dal and put it between the rounded dough and bend it a little at the sides to make a taco shape out of it.
    5. Take a steam cooker and steam the lolas in it for fifteen minutes.
    6. serve hot with pudina chutney.