Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jwari -Nachani Che Thalipeeth - JFI Whole Grains

Thalipeeth is a type of a savory pancake which is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast/brunch item. In Maharashtra, these thalipeeths are normally made using a flour which is called bhajani. This bhajani is made with various grains and spices roasted and ground together in a flour.

In North Karnataka, however, the thalipeeths are also made with Jowar (Sorghum) flour. Jowar is extremely nutritious and yet very light to digest. Thalipeeth is an easier way to incorporate Jowar in your diet as compared to making rotis (bhakris) which require some practice. Jwari cha thalipeeth is a childhood favorite and was always a great item to be packed for a picnic or long journey. Paired with a some pickles and dahi (yogurt), or even just some homemade tup (ghee), this humble dish has the power to satisfy any hungry soul. The recipe can be accessorized as per your likings and it makes a delicious breakfast, quick lunch or a light dinner. It is one of our preferred lunch items to carry to work. This time I also added a little nachani (finger millet) flour and the result was even more nutritious and flavorful.

This recipe is going to Suganya of Tasty Palettes, who is hosting JFI : Whole Grains. I had been planning to write this post for a long time and send it on time, but as usual work piled up and deadlines had to be met. I am thankful to Suganya for letting me send in a late entry. So before I get caught in any other deadline, lets get straight to the recipe.

Ingredients : (serves 2-3)
2 cups Jwari cha peeth (flour)
4 tbsp Nachani che peeth (finger millet flour)
1/2 an onion chopped finely (can be adjusted as per liking)
2 tsp Red chilli powder (adjust to your liking)
salt to taste
water to knead
Oil to cook
Pan/Griddle

Method :
Mix the jowar flour and nachani flour together in a bowl. Usually I make only jowar thalipeeth and this is the first time I added nachani (Finger millet) to it. Hence there is no fixed ratio for this. You can change the ratio as per your liking or even completely skip the Nachani.
Next, add the chopped onions to the mixture and then add the salt and red chilli powder. You can even add a little chopped cilantro for additional flavor and color. Knead the mixture into a pliable dough using water. Divide the dough into four equal portions. The size of the thalipeeth can be modified. So this much dough might yield more thalipeeths if smaller in size.

Now on a tawa/pan (griddle), take about a tablespoon of oil. Take a portion of the dough, smooth it into a round ball and then start pressing the dough on the tawa with your fingers to make a medium thin roti. Once done, punch in 5 holes into the thalipeeth with you finger, like so....

Now drizzle just a little more oil on top of the thalipeeth and make sure it is spread all over. Cover the tawa with a plate and cook. Check after 3-4 minutes to see if done. Once done on one side, flip and let it cook for a few more minutes. Make sure that it is cooked thoroughly otherwise it will end up tasting raw. When it is cooked on both sides, serve with a dollop of fresh homemade tup (ghee) or some dahi (yogurt) and loncha (pickles) like I did here and enjoy!

27 comments:

Manasi said...

I love all kinds of thalipeeth! Loved this version! I hv something in my drafts too... dunno when i will post it!

Vani said...

Looks delicious, Tee! I love thalipeeth.

Priyanka said...

Thalipeeths are an all-time fav. My mom just sent me some nachni cha pith this month. Will try out this version of the thalipeeth soon

Shreya said...

hi, this is totally new to me, looks delicious.

Bhawana said...

hey this looks great :). never had anything like this b4.

Richa said...

slurrrp...thalipeeth looks too tempting, tee! tuzhi nachni che peeth ghalnyachi idea avadli :)

Emm said...

hey there :) coming to bhaatukli after eons and wow! there's so much to relish here!

lurve your thalipeeth... love the pic with the dollop of dahi :)

i usually make dhiradi using the very same ingredients (minus the nachni) and the batter is of dosa-like thin consistency. we call these dhiradi 'kayloli' (i think that's a karwari kokani word).

Will try out this thalipeeth soon...

Sheetal Kiran said...

I wish could have Thalipeeths every day! I love the sound of nachni cha pith ... sounds so healthy! Your fabulously delicious photos are making me drool all over my keys, Tee :D

Jyoti said...

Wow... I came across your blog today while randomly browsing and I am so glad that I did. You have posted some amazingly nostalgic recipes on this blog.Reminded me of my aai's food. Thanks! I will keep checking your blog for more fun marathi recipes.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
This sound as a healthy recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

rathis said...

Thanks for the delicious posting. Interesting recipe.

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Sia said...

belated diwali wishes to u dear Tee. hope u r doing gr8.

Manasi said...

Hey Tee, I always cart Thalipeeth-peeth from India Trips, this will help whenever I run out. Thanks for putting up the recipe, also been a silent reader for long so decided to delurk. I have an award for you on my blog. Check it out...
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Adhi Potoba said...

I have only made thalipeeth from the readymade R.P.Vaidya peeth. This is a great recipe and healthy, too.

Sharmi said...

After long time in your blog. missed so many recipes. delicious looking thalipeeth.

zobars said...

Happy new year to you and your family. Missing your posts.

CHAITRA said...

Thalipeeth looks great and delicious!!drop in sometime!!

Anupama said...

Hi There!
Came to Bhaatukli after a long time and it was so comforting to see all that Maharashtrian food .Lovely simply lovely. Keep posting more such recipes.

sangeeta said...

hopped to this place from khaugiri..after commenting on her thalipeeth...found another healthy n yummy thalipeeth.
liked your chilly thecha too...will keep coming back for sure.

sangeeta said...

hey and i liked the name of your blog very much..

Chitra said...

Nice to c ur blog..first time here..This dish is very new to me..Looks yummy !!

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workhard said...

Looks yummy.. i have never had a thalipeeth.. would love to try it out.......


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ARUNA said...

This looks delicious!!!!

R said...

first time here, thalipeeth is our family favorite! will try this variation instead of traditional bhajani next time. http://recipegrabbag.blogspot.com/

sanjana reddy said...

Its delicious and healthy too. Try some different South Indian Recipes