Thalipeeth - Multigrain Savoury Pancake from Maharashtra

Thalipeeth is the state breakfast of Maharashtra. It is a flat non-sweet pancake very similar to Paratha. However, it is not rolled out like a rolling pin but instead flattened with the greased palms of your hands and sometimes with tips of the fingers. Holes are made where oil in dripped to make cooking even and faster. Well I call it the State Breakfast because I have not known thalipeeth being made in any other part of India. It is extremely healthy and very very healthy because it has many grains roasted, ground and mixed together in right proportion. You can also make a flour of your choice depending on what you like and what you don’t like.

My Thalipeeth Flour mix:

1 cup Wheat Flour

1 cup Bajra Flour

1 cup Jowar Flour

1 cup Rice Flour

1 cup Chickpea Flour

1 cup Ragi Flour

Mix and keep it together in an air tight container

Take 2 cups of the flour mix, add salt to taste , 1 big onion finely chopped, some finely chopped green chilies, finely chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds (optional) , 1 tbsp oil and knead a soft dough by adding water little by little.

Pinch out big lemon size balls . take a silver foil or plastic sheet and grease it with oil.

Put the dough ball in the center and tap press with the palm or tip of your hands to flatten it.

Finally heat a pan and turn the foil/sheet upside down on the pan.

Gently remove the sheet and make small holes on the thalipeeth

Pour few drops of oil on the sides and in the holes you have made with finger.

Cook both sides till done.

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