Thalipeeth

A wholesome breakfast, a quick meal or an accompaniment for curries and bhaaji, thalipeeth is a traditional Maharashtrian multigrain roti/flatbread from India. Millet flour is typically used to make the dough. Thalipeeth is best eaten on its own, served with thecha and onions. You could also pair thalipeeth with green moong dal, bharli vangi (baingan), curry chicken, etc.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sorghum flour (jowar)

  • ½ cup pearl millet flour (bajra)

  • ½ cup rice flour

  • ½ cup amaranth flour (rajgira)

  • ½ cup red millet flour (ragi)

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece ginger, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ghee

  • 1 teaspoon carom (ajwain) seeds

  • salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons warm water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee, or as needed

Directions

  1. Sift sorghum flour, pearl millet flour, rice flour, amaranth flour, red millet flour, and whole wheat flour together in a bowl. Add chiles, onion, ginger, ghee, carom, and salt. Mix well and add enough warm water to make a thick dough. Let dough rest to loosen up, about 5 minutes.

  2. Form 4 or 5 balls from the dough, depending on the size thalipeeth desired. Dust a work surface with flour and flatten dough balls using your hand to make a thick flatbread.

  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Place thalipeeth in the pan and use wet hands to lightly pat them down. Use the back of a spoon to make a hole in the middle of each thalipeeth to help them cook evenly. Cook until golden on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn thalipeeth over and drizzle melted ghee on top. Cook the second side until browned, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

To make gluten-free thalipeeth, replace the whole wheat flour with besan/gram flour or simply add a little more rice flour.

You could choose to use a mix of flours that are readily available in your kitchen - besan, rice flour, sabudana flour, quinoa flour, etc.

Editor's Note:

Carom or ajwain seeds can be found in Indian grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
9g Fat
77g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 57mg 284%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 373mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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