Wednesday, 15 April 2009


This is one of the best breakfast I can ever think of. Extremely nutritious and filling. My grandmother used to make it a lot.She mentioned a bhajnee (typically roasted mixture made specially for thalipeet, as it is known in Maharashtra).Guess the literal meaning would be patting on a plate!!! I could really use with some help with the meaning. When I started cooking I forgot about this and made a lot of the akki rotti...(just of rice flour).Recently remembered this Thalipettu ,It was an instant hit in my house. This easy to digest, nutritious stuff makes a great snack in the evenings as well.I have prepared with the flours I had at home. Adding some soya flour and Ragi flour should add to its nutritional value.This is great on its own. But JHUNKA would be excellent to go with it.


1 cup of wheat flour
1 cup of Jowar flour ( Sorghum)
1 cup of rice flour
4 tbsp of Besan (gram flour)
3 Green chillies chopped
1Grated cucumber grated
1 Carrot Grated
1 Turnip Grated
Finely chopped radish leaves or palak/spinach (optional)
Cumin seeds
2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
a pinch of hing/asafoetida
salt to taste and
2 spoons of oil
Onion or freshly grated coconut are optional.
Mix all the grated vegetables with cumin seeds, hing and salt with little bit of oil. On this add the above mentioned flours, mix well to a pliable dough .The grated vegetables will have enough water to make the dough, but if necessary add water to make the dough.Take an Orange sized ball and spread slowly on the tawa or pan. Pat them with fingers to spread them evenly. Make a hole in the centre and add a drop of oil to help the cooking faster and even.cover it with a lid and allow to roast on slow fire for about 10 minutes... then turn over and cook for 2 more minutes.
Serve with chutney pudi and dahi..

Ciao... I enjoyed hope you will too..


Asha said...

I love Thalipeet too, haven't made these recently. Looks delicious! :)

ರೂpaश्री said...

looks yummy.. its new to me, will try and let you know!!

Shubha said...

thanks asha.. my girls have taken to it now.. dont know for how long.. longer the better...

Yes roopa it is yummy. More nutritious too considering it is not only atta or rice flour as in akkirotti...Try madi heLI..

Desmone007 said...

Interesting recipe! Must try it soon.

Shubha said...

Thanks Desmone.. You can try variations with different kinds of vegetables.Let me know if you Try...

Desmone007 said...

I sure will Shubha!

Sandhya said...

Hi Shubha,

Thanks for this yummy recipe. Earlier, I used to make "akki rotti". Adding wheat and jowar flour is a great idea. And, I did try this out during the weekend.They turned out very well and very super tasty. I also added a bit of ragi flour and flax seed powder - agasi pudi. You may want to write about the benefits of this powder. It has got amazing health benefits.


LG said...

Got to know from Sandhya that her thalipeeth was tasty tasty..will try it soon. Thanks for the recipe :)

Anjan said...

Sounds interesting , will try out soon shubha
What I do is same ingredients but as a batter form not as dough and make dosa sort of it.... will try in dough form too

snakez said...

1st time I ate 1 was @ Japan.
My MH friend had made 1 for a potluck dinner. Felt it was a bit
heavy but filling.
Adre nange akki rotti chutney matte
beNNe andre tumbA ishTa