You have had a long day, mentally exhausted and physically tired! Its 7:00 pm and you realize with a bang that you are the one to do the cooking for dinner, when all you wanted to do was settle down in that lush sofa and curl up to sleep! The 'other half' is obviously oblivious to all this and you know that the only solution 'kindly offered' by him would be to 'eat outside' since 'making food' and him don't go well together! Eating outside sounds so convenient but hold on! You had to go and take an oath of not eating outside since you wanted to be suddenly sensible about your eating! Seriously!

Remembering how Kate Winslet looked at the Academy - I decided to draw inspiration and thought over healthy recipes - Thalipeeth! ta da! Yes, thats it. But the minute I entered the kitchen, exhaustion gnawed and I totally was not in for making dough, rolling, sticking and the other blah's. So what did I do? I made it into a batter and made a whole grain Adai :) Thalipeeth are savory pancake like Maharashtrian dish enjoyed for breakfast. It does not need an elaborate side dish - some pickle and butter goes a long way! It is made with multi grains incorporating the raw nutrition straight on to your body.

Usually the dough is made with what is called Bhajani which is readily made mix of different flours. One can replicate the same at home and the best part of this recipe is that one doesn't have to stick to the exact measurements for the flour. Add in as many, in whatever proportion you like and are comfortable with. This is my version. I am not sure, but I think I have seen few people making a batter version (like here) too.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: Makes around 10-15 depending on the thickness and shape
  • 1/2 cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup Sorghum flour (Jowar)
  • 1/2 cup Millet (Bajra)
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Finger millet (Ragi)
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chillies, sliced thinly
  • salt to taste and few sprigs of cilantro
  • About 1-2 cups of water to make it into a thick batter
1. Mix the flour, salt, turmeric together.
2. Add enough water to make it into a thick pourable batter.
3. Stir in the onions, cilantro and the chillies.
4. In a lightly greased pan, pour the batter to make into a rough circle. It need not be perfect. Rustic is good sometimes you know :)
5. Turn it after 1-2 minutes and cook likewise.

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By poonam on Aug 17, 2012


i made this recipe by adding little rice flour and grated ginger along with other ingredients to add crispness to . It came out very well,crisp and tasty.



By Namratha Nayak on Oct 20, 2010

Hi, I made this recipe. first time when I cooked the proportion was nice. However, when I tried the 2nd time, it was not as tasty as before. I goofed up in mixing the proportion. Incase I want to cook 6-7 thalipeeth what should be the exact proportion? Please revert.

By Madhuram on Jan 30, 2010

Dhivi, this sounds so good. I have all the flours at home. I think I will try it the next week. Have a lot of dosa batter now. I think you forgot to link the posts to the event announcement.

By Neelam on Oct 5, 2009

We make thalipeeth totally different way. The flour is made with roasted gram, jawar, bajari and rice. The flour itself has a roasted aroma. In this flour we add chopped onion, ground chillies, coriander, little bit of oil, and salt. We make small balls and pat it by hand to make small roti. And then the thalipeeth is pan fried with little bit of oil in flat skillet. Hi Neelam, Yes I am aware of Thalipeeth being made as Roti too as is in the form of crepe like I have mentioned in the post ( in the beg. of the post). Sometimes being tired and lethargic from long day of work, this method works so well for me since I dont have to sit and make roti :) You can call this Lazy (wo)man's version!--- DK

By rekhas kitchen on Jan 31, 2009

very helthy and perfect break fast new to me will try and tell you

By Sig on Jan 31, 2009

Well, well, well... now we are drawing inspiration from Kate Winslet, eh? ;) Actually she is a great role model if you are looking at holywood for inspiration, not stick thin like the others, she looks healthy and so beautiful! :)

By Curry Leaf on Jan 31, 2009

Lovely.I have seen Nupurs Thalipeeth,yours look like a quickie version.Love the eat healthy resolution.Mine looks like its already broken.I just had a cream cheese filled chocolate donut.

By Siri on Jan 31, 2009

I love the way you have used different flours, which gives it such a distinct taste and makes it healthy too. Yummy..:)) btw, after a long hiatus, I posted a 'bread recipe' today for BBD. I need to be regular now. atleast I will try to be. :))


By Alka on Jan 31, 2009

This sounds too good and way too healthy...and i loved the blame game u played with ur hubby;-)

By veggie belly on Jan 30, 2009

Oh my gosh! I would have sounded exactly like you today! I went through the same thoughts: im hungry-im tired-i dont want to cook-lets eat out - no thats bad for you-what should I eat.

This recipe looks great for a friday night dinner. Enjoy your weekend!

By Gita's Kitchen on Jan 30, 2009

wow so many whole grains, definitely a healthy dinner on a busy night...

By Gita's Kitchen on Jan 30, 2009

wow so many whole grains, definitely a healthy dinner on a busy night...

By Asha on Jan 30, 2009

Usually Thalipeeths are thick rotis but this is even easier than spending time making rottis. Looks yum! Well.. okay... now you are on the right track! ;D

Hey, seriously. It's all about the portion control rather eating salad all the time, so enjoy everything without guilt but do eat like a bird! Hahaha!!!

Have a fun Sunday, see you next week.I am off the whole weekend, no more blogging! :))

By Indhu on Jan 30, 2009

nice post :)
and lovely pictures... like u said, preparing it like a dosai is much simpler than making a chapathi

By Happy cook on Jan 30, 2009

Looks so yummy delicious. I love that blob of butter/ghee on the middle.