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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)

Thalipith is Maharashtra's answer to healthy multigrain pancake. Various grains and spices are roasted and then ground to make multigrain flour, called as 'Bhajani' in marathi. This flour can be stored for a year, after which it starts losing it's potency. When making thalipith, all you do is mix required amount of this flour with salt, some spices, or green chillies, onions and coriander leaves and prepare the dough with the help of water. This is the most traditional way to prepare thalipith but it can easily be experimented with boiled cauliflower, cabbage or chopped spring onions like I did this time. A very special technique is used when making thalipith. Palm and fingers are used to flatten the dough and then fried on pan. But if it sounds tricky, using a rolling pin never hurt. 
Thalipith with homemade melting butter (or 'loni' as we call it in Marathi) on the top is a treat to all the senses. Alternatively, one can relish it with ghee, yogurt, chutney or pickle. It makes a rustic dinner or even a fulfilling tasty breakfast.
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)



Spring Onion Thalipith - Recipe
Thalipith Flour (Bhajani) - 2 cups (Storebought or homemade)
**If you stay in Maharashtra, you can easily find this flour in any food store. For those outside the state, I will post a recipe to make this flour soon.
Jowar flour - 1 cup (The reason I add jowar flour is to make the dough more pliable and thus easy to pat down the thalipith)
Spring onions / green onions / scallions - 2 cups chopped
Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder - 1 tablespoon
Coriander - Cumin powder - 1 tablespoon
Salt - as per taste
Oil
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Ingredients for Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
1. Mix Thalipith flour, jowar flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Coriander and cumin powder and chopped spring onions in a large bowl. 
2. Bind these ingredients into dough (just like parathas) with the help of water. 
Dough for Thalipith
Dough for Thalipith
3. Take a plastic ziploc bag or any clean plastic bag and grease one side of it with oil. Grease your hands with oil, take a handful of the dough and roll it into a ball.
4. Put this ball on the plastic bag and with the help of greased palm and fingers, pat it to make a nice round thalipith. Keep in mind that thalipith is much thicker than rotis or parathas, else they become hard like papads. 
Pat down thalipith with palm and fingers
Pat down thalipith with palm and fingers
5. Put some oil on griddle or tava or pan and carefully put the thalipith on the pan. Spoon a little oil on the top of the thalipith and on the sides.
Thalipith on hot Tava
Thalipith on hot Tava
6. Cover the pan / tava with a lid, so that the thalipith cooks evenly and keeps the smoke in the house to minimum. This step is optional. If you prefer cooking without lid, that's fine too. My fear of making the smoke alarm angry, makes me do this.
Thalipith on hot Tava
Thalipith on hot Tava
7. Cook the other side of thalipith in the same way until both the sides get golden brown.

Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Serve thalipith with homemade butter (or storebought) or ghee, yogurt or pickle and enjoy this lipsmacking rustic treat.


Some Variations:
1. Add green chillies and coriander leaves of you want.
2. Add onions as well along with it. 
3. Add ajwain (carom seeds) to the dough.

Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)
Spring Onion Thalipith (Multigrain pancake with green onions)

33 comments:

  1. neat presentation.. healthy pancake..

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  2. delicious and very inviting :)

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  3. I love thalipeeth's and this one looks so crispy and delicious!

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  4. Crisp healthy and delicious.you have done it so perfectly!

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  5. Omg, wat a healthy thalipith, wish to have it for my dinner rite now.

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  6. healthy n delicious looking rotis...do share the bhajani flour recipe also if u can...Thanks!
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  7. Hi Meghana ,

    Spring onion thalipith looks delicious!!!!

    and perfect presentation as usual Meghana :)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  8. Yummy Thalipith..sounds so healthy n delicious!

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  9. I'll try this out when I am in Mumbai..
    BTW..some of my recipes are re-posted for some events..that's how you see so many this month..

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  10. looks delicious!!
    Thanks for the kind comments and for following my blog steadily.
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  11. Meghana thalipith with taza loni aiga tondala pani sutle!!mummyne thalipithache flour dile ahe me pun lavkarach karen.

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  12. Ooh! This looks SO good! I really need to make more healthy dishes..

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  13. so perfect and healthy...Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Traditional and authentic...love such recipes...will try it for sure. Have to lay my hands on the bhajani flour

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  15. lovely recipe.. thalipeeth looks absolutely yummy

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  16. Looks healthy and delicious traditional thalipith.

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  17. Never had this before, but looks absolutely delish!!Love the flavors :)

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  18. That's a really healthy and tasty one..

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  19. Megana : Need a whole night to ferment....for channa dal idli.

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  20. Wow looks nice, healthy and delicious dish....

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  21. This looks so healthy and delicious!

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  22. wow.. this is soooooooo goood

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  23. Very nice recipe. I'll definitely give it a try.

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  24. Aha..... after a long time Thali peet.....

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