Thalipeet (Spicy Pancakes)

Thalipeeth (Spicy Pancake) is a Maharashtrian dish made with multi grain flours called “Bhajani”. It is usually served as a breakfast or snack with some butter or yogurt or some dry garlic chutney. It is extremely nutritious and a common breakfast recipe at my home. 

In India you can get a specific flour known as ‘Bhajani peeth’ which is the main ingredient for thalipeeth. If you can’t find it then you can make a flour by combining jowar flour, rice flour, besan, Bajra flour and wheat flour. 


Preparation Time:  20min   ||   Cooking Time: 30 min   ||   Serves:  8-9 Thalipeeth

Thalipeet (Spicy Pancakes) Recipe:


1 cup whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup Jawar Flour
1/2 cup Rice Flour
1/2 cup Bajra Flour
1/2 cup Besan( Gram Flour)
3 finely chopped Onion
4 cloves crushed Garlic
1" piece of Ginger
2 tsp Coriander & Cumin powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Red chilli Power ( Or Paste of Green chilli )
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Sesame seeds
1/4 tsp Ajwayan / Carom seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 cup finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 tbsp Curd
Salt to taste
a pinch of asafetida


1. Take chopped onion, crushed garlic, crushed ginger, coriander+cumin powder, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, ajwayan, turmeric powder, finely copped coriander leaves, salt, 1 tbsp oil, curd in bowl and mix well.
2. Add whole wheat flour, jawar, bajra flour, besan, rice flour in a mixing bowl.
3. Mix everything together very well.
4. Start to add water and knead it in to stiff dough.
5. Keep it to rest for 10 min.
6. After that make small balls of the dough.
7. On a rolling board, spread a square piece of wet muslin cloth or a greased plastic cover.
8. Pat each ball with fingers on a wet muslin cloth or a greased plastic cover to roll out the thalipeeth. (You can use a big ziploc cover too. Wet your hands before patting.)
9. In the meantime heat up the tawa.  
10. Drop 2-3 drops of oil on the thalipeeth and put it on the hot tawa. Put the rolled out thalipeeth such that the top touches the tawa.
11. Carefully remove the cloth/plastic cover from the thalipeeth.
12. Let it cook well on both sides. 
13. Serve hot with Butter or Curd.

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Darshana Shah

I am an Electronic Engineer and now a Housewife. 'Cooking' was never my passion. My mom & my relatives would have never thought that I could cook someday, let alone the thought of me having my own cooking site. After marriage I started cooking for my husband, initially it was a job for me and I never realized when that job became my passion. Now Cooking moves me & Cooking for my family & friends is a fantastic way to bond, reduce stress, and feel satisfied.

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