Recipe of Thalipeeth | How to make Thalipeeth

recipe of thalipeeth

With the recipe of thalipeeth, make a delicious and nutritious dish. You can relish this traditional Maharashtrian food without any side dish. A dollop of fresh butter, a teaspoon of ghee or curd will take the taste of thalipeeth to greater heights. A brighter spot of the recipe of thalipeeth is the cooking steps are few and simple.

Add thalipeeth to your list of healthy recipes. The reason is that it is nutritious.

Thanks, in particular, to the wheat, rice and jowar flour, groundnuts, curry leaves and ginger. All these step up the health value of thalipeeth. This should be a strong reason to know how to make thalipeeth.

In the thalipeeth recipe, items like the sesame seeds, coconut gratings, groundnuts and green chilies pitch in to give a lip-smacking taste to thalipeeth.

Do you want to make thalipeeth more nutritious? Use dill and mint leaves, in addition to curry and coriander leaves.

If you want to make soft thalipeeth, use boiling-hot water to make the dough.

Another of the reasons to find out how to make thalipeeth is it is a good item to pack for a travel of 2-3 days. If you wish to take this dish for such a purpose, in the recipe of thalipeeth, use dry coconut, and not fresh coconut, gratings. The reason is dry coconut will not spoil soon.

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Servings: 4 thalipeeths


1. Wheat flour 1/4 cup
2. Besan / chana flour / kadale hittu / gram flour 1/4 cup
3. Chawal ke atta / rice flour / akki hittu / biyappindi / arisi maavu / aripodi / rice atta, about 1/4 cup
4. Jowar flour / jolada hittu / sorghum flour 1/4 cup
5. Medium rava / semolina 1/4 cup
6. Jeera / cumin 1/2 teaspoon
7. Coriander seeds 1-and-1/2 teaspoon
8. Ground nuts / peanuts, roasted, 1/4 cup
9. Sesame seeds 1 teaspoon
10. Green chilies, chopped, 2-3 or to taste
11. Curry leaves, chopped, 2 sprigs
12. Coriander leaves, chopped, few sprigs
13. Ginger, chopped, 1 teaspoon

Read more about the Health Benefits of Ginger in the blog.
14. Coconut gratings 2 tablespoons
15. Salt to taste
16. Oil to cook
17. Hot water to make the dough

How to make Thalipeeth?

1. Grind jeera and coriander seeds to a coarse powder.

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Add ground nuts.

Grind to a coarse powder.

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2. Add all the ingredients, except oil and water to a utensil.

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3. Add little boiling hot water. Mix with a spatula.

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Add some more water again. Mix.

Repeat this process till most of the mixture becomes wet.

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Keep aside to cool so you can handle the mixture.
4. Knead the mixture to make soft dough.

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If the dough becomes hard, sprinkle more water and knead.

If the dough becomes soft, sprinkle any of the flour and knead.

Cover and keep aside for about 20 minutes.

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5. Heat a chapati or dosa tawa.

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6. Coat a aluminum foil, holige paper or plastic paper with little oil.

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If you want to make a thin thalipeeth, then use either aluminum foil or holige paper.
7. Make a ball from the dough. The size depends on the size and thickness of the thalipeeth you wish to make.

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8. Place a dough ball on the foil.

Flatten the ball to make a thin, raw thalipeeth.

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Before you flatten, and during flattening, dip your fingers in water or oil to prevent the dough sticking to your fingers.
9. Place the raw thalipeeths on the tawa when the tawa becomes hot.

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If you made the raw thalipeeth on aluminum foil or holige paper, place the thalipeeth on the tawa and peel the foil or paper.

If you made the raw thalipeeth on plastic paper, place the raw thalipeeth on your palm and then peel the paper. Next, place the raw thalipeeth upside-down on the tawa.
10. Flip the raw thalipeeth when the surface color changes.

Sprinkle a few drops of oil.

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Flip the thalipeeth again after a few minutes and sprinkle few drops of oil.

Cook till both sides have some golden brown spots.

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11. Thalipeeth is ready.

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TIPS Recipe of Thalipeeth
1. You can use only some of the flours given in this recipe. If you, however, use all the flours the thalipeeth will be tastier and more nutritious.
2. Use fresh curd, as a side dish, if you do not want to use butter or ghee.
3. Add chopped onion in Step 2 for extra taste.