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Thalipeeth recipe | How to Make Thalipeeth


Thalipeeth recipe| How to make thalipeeth is a delicacy popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Are you in the mood for a wholesome and flavorsome breakfast or snack option? Look no further than Thalipeeth, a traditional Maharashtrian dish that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Thalipeeth is a savory pancake made from a combination of various flours and spices, creating a rich and nutritious culinary experience.

Originating from the western state of Maharashtra in India, Thalipeeth has been enjoyed by generations and has become a beloved dish across the country. It is not only delicious but also incredibly versatile, allowing you to experiment with different ingredients to suit your preferences and dietary needs.

What sets Thalipeeth apart is its unique blend of flours. Traditionally, a mixture of whole wheat flour, gram flour (besan), and sorghum flour (jowar) forms the base. This combination offers a medley of textures and flavors, making each bite a delightful surprise. Additionally, Thalipeeth often includes other nutritious flour such as rice flour, millet flour, or lentil flour, further enhancing its health benefits.

The preparation of Thalipeeth involves combining the flours with finely chopped onions, green chilies, fresh coriander leaves, and a myriad of spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander powder. This aromatic blend infuses the pancake with a tantalizing aroma and a burst of flavors. The batter is then shaped into round discs and cooked on a griddle until golden brown and crispy.

One of the many delights of Thalipeeth is its ability to cater to various dietary requirements. It is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan by omitting ingredients like yogurt or milk and using water or plant-based alternatives. Thalipeeth can also be enriched with nutritious additions like grated vegetables, sprouted lentils, or crushed nuts, offering a satisfying and wholesome meal.

This Maharashtrian delicacy is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, Thalipeeth provides sustained energy and keeps you feeling satiated for longer periods. Its diverse array of flours ensures a well-rounded nutritional profile, making it an ideal choice for health-conscious individuals.

Whether enjoyed on its own, accompanied by a dollop of yogurt or pickle, or served with a side of chutney, Thalipeeth offers a satisfying and soulful eating experience. Its rustic charm and unique blend of flavors make it a perfect choice for breakfast, brunch, or as an evening snack.

So, embark on a culinary adventure and indulge in the delightful world of Thalipeeth. Let the flavors of Maharashtra take you on a journey of taste and tradition, leaving you craving for more of this wholesome and delectable multigrain pancake.

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 flour, 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 in 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)Readymade Thalipeeth flour can be used if you do not have the time to make it at home.

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

3)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.

4)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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