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Thalipeeth recipe | How to make thalipeeth


Thalipeeth recipe| How to make thalipeeth is a Maharashtrian delicacy popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka. It’s a spiced flatbread made by combining various flours. It is healthy, tasty, and nutritious and can be had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack. The Thalipeeth flour is made from whole grains, millets, and spices. 

Many Maharashtrian households make this flour in bulk and store it to be used later as and when required. Readymade Thalipeeth flour is also available in the market.

You can always make the Thalipeeth flour by combining the flours as per your choice. For a gluten-free version, you can skip the whole wheat flour completely and replace it with rice flour.

Some street food vendors serve this recipe in Maharashtra. They make it oily but we can make an oil-free version of Thalipeeth too. Skip adding the oil completely if you want an oil-free or low-fat Thalipeeth. I have described below how to make the oil-free version of Thalipeeth.

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Thalipeeth recipe|How to make Thalipeeth


½ cup jowar flour

½ cup bajra flour

¼ cup besan

¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup rice flour

¼ tsp ajwain seeds

¼ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp red chili powder

½ tsp jeera powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp sesame seeds

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 tsp ginger finely chopped

¼ cup coriander leaves

1 green chili finely chopped

1 tbsp coconut butter

Peanut butter potli (peanut butter tied in muslin cloth)

Salt to taste

Water as required

Making the Thalipeeth dough

  1. Take all the flours, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, ajwain, sesame seeds, ginger, green chili, coriander leaves, and salt.
  2. Add 1 tbsp coconut butter to it.
  3. Add water little by little to form a smooth dough.
  4. The dough has to be soft, smooth, and moist. You can add water as per the texture of your flour.

Making Thalipeeth

  1. Take a moist cloth or a wet kitchen cloth. Remove the excess water from the cloth and spread it on the rolling board. Alternatively, you can also use greased butter paper/ banana leaf to spread the dough. You can grease the butter paper with peanut butter potli.
  2. Divide the dough equally into smaller portions.
  3. Take one small portion and spread it evenly with your fingers on the wet cloth. While flattening, sprinkle a few drops of water on the dough to spread it well.
  4. Make some holes on the flatbread so that it cooks well.
  5. Heat the Tawa and grease it with the peanut butter potli.
  6. Gently put the bread on the Tawa along with the cloth
  7. Carefully remove the cloth from the thalipeeth
  8. Cover it with a lid and cook the thalipeeth till both sides turn brown.
  9. Serve this thalipeeth with pickle, and vegan curd.


1)We have used coconut butter and peanut butter potli instead of oil.  Since these are fats with fiber they are healthy.

2)Coconut butter can be made by filling the small mixer jar with desiccated coconut and then grinding it till it becomes a smooth consistency. We have used the Pure and sure brand of desiccated coconut to make coconut butter.

3)Peanut butter can be made by roasting raw peanuts and then grinding them in the mixer to form a smooth consistency.

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