Thalipeeth Recipe

Thalipeeth Recipe

30 Mins
9-10 People
10 Mins



Let me take you on a journey to the heart of Maharashtra, where the air is filled with the enticing aroma of spices and the sizzle of a hot griddle. Thalipeeth, a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy, holds a special place in my culinary repertoire. It's not just a dish; it's a piece of my heritage, a cherished recipe passed down through generations. I remember the first time I tasted this rustic flatbread – the crunch of the crispy edges, the burst of flavors from the assorted grains and spices, and the comforting warmth it brought to my soul. Join me as I share the story behind this beloved recipe and guide you through the art of making Thalipeeth in your own kitchen.




Recipe of Thalipeeth




For Thalipeeth:

  • Coriander seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper: 10-12 pcs
  • Jeera (cumin seeds): ½ tbsp
  • Green chilli: 2 pcs
  • Garlic: 4-5 cloves
  • Wheat flour: 1 cup
  • Jowar atta (sorghum flour): 1 cup
  • Bajra atta (pearl millet flour): 1 cup
  • Rice flour: ½ cup
  • Besan (gram flour): ½ cup
  • Salt: ½ tbsp
  • Ajwain (carom seeds): 1 tsp
  • Hing (asafoetida): a pinch
  • White sesame seeds: 2 tsp
  • Chopped onion: ½ cup
  • Chopped spring onion: ¼ cup
  • Chopped coriander: 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: a pinch
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Water: as required

For Tomato Thecha:

  • Oil: 1 tsp
  • Tomato (diced): ½ cup
  • Green chilli: 7-8 pcs
  • Garlic: 7-8 cloves
  • Jeera (cumin seeds): ½ tsp
  • Peanuts: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: a pinch

For serving:

  • White butter/Loni: 1 tbsp





For Tomato Thecha:

  1. Heat a pan over high flame and add tomatoes, oil, green chillies, and garlic. Roast until tomatoes are slightly charred and soft.
  2. Add peanuts, jeera, and a pinch of salt. Roast until peanuts turn lightly golden.
  3. Transfer roasted ingredients to a mortar and pestle and pound into a coarse paste.
  4. Tomato Thecha is ready to be served.

For Thalipeeth:

  1. Coarsely pound coriander seeds, black pepper, and jeera. Set aside.
  2. Pound green chillies and garlic.
  3. In a large plate, combine wheat flour, jowar atta, bajra atta, rice flour, and besan.
  4. Add salt, ajwain, hing, pounded spice mix, pounded green chilli & garlic, turmeric powder, white sesame seeds, chopped onions, spring onions, and chopped coriander. Mix well.
  5. Add oil and rub into the flour.
  6. Gradually add water and knead into a tight dough.
  7. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Place a damp muslin cloth over a flat surface.
  9. Take a portion of dough and flatten it into a thick circle on the muslin cloth.
  10. Carefully transfer onto a hot pan, remove the muslin cloth, and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Apply oil on top, flip, and cook until golden brown.
  12. Remove from pan and serve hot with white butter and tomato thecha.


Enjoy the delicious and nutritious Thalipeeth with Tomato Thecha!




About the Recipe


Thalipeeth is a savory flatbread originating from Maharashtra, India, and is made from a combination of various grains such as rice, wheat, sorghum, and chickpea flour. The dough is flavored with a blend of spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric, along with onions, green chilies, and fresh cilantro, lending it a unique and robust flavor profile. Traditionally cooked on a hot griddle or tawa, Thalipeeth is served hot with homemade butter, yogurt, or chutney, making it a wholesome and satisfying meal option.



Cooking Tips


  1. Use a variety of flours: Experiment with different flours like jowar (sorghum), bajra (pearl millet), and besan (chickpea flour) to add complexity to the flavor and texture of your Thalipeeth.
  2. Add vegetables: Enhance the nutritional value of Thalipeeth by adding grated vegetables like carrots, cabbage, or spinach to the dough.
  3. Adjust spices to taste: Feel free to adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preferences. You can make it mild or spicy as per your liking.
  4. Maintain the right consistency: Ensure that the dough is neither too thick nor too thin. It should be pliable enough to spread easily on the griddle.
  5. Cook on low to medium heat: Cooking Thalipeeth on low to medium heat ensures that it cooks evenly and develops a crispy crust without burning.



Pairing Guide


Thalipeeth pairs well with a variety of accompaniments, including:

  • Freshly churned butter or ghee
  • Spicy green chutney or tangy tamarind chutney
  • Homemade yogurt or raita
  • Pickles or achaar for an extra kick of flavor
  • Masala chai or buttermilk to wash it all down




Frequently Asked Questions about Thalipeeth


  1. What is Thalipeeth? Thalipeeth is a traditional Maharashtrian flatbread made from a combination of various flours and spices.

  2. Can I make Thalipeeth gluten-free? Yes, you can make Thalipeeth gluten-free by using gluten-free flours like rice flour, sorghum flour, or chickpea flour.

  3. How do I store leftover Thalipeeth? Leftover Thalipeeth can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat it on a hot griddle or in the microwave before serving.

  4. Can I freeze Thalipeeth dough? Yes, you can freeze Thalipeeth dough for later use. Divide the dough into portions, wrap them in plastic wrap, and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight before using.

  5. Is Thalipeeth spicy? The spiciness of Thalipeeth can be adjusted according to personal preference by controlling the amount of green chilies and red chili powder added to the dough.

  6. Can I make Thalipeeth without onions? Yes, you can omit onions from the Thalipeeth dough if you prefer. You can add grated vegetables or herbs instead for flavor.

  7. What is the best way to serve Thalipeeth? Thalipeeth is best served hot off the griddle with a dollop of butter, yogurt, or chutney on the side.

  8. Can I make Thalipeeth in advance for a party? Yes, you can prepare the Thalipeeth dough in advance and refrigerate it. Cook the Thalipeeth just before serving for the best taste and texture.

  9. Is Thalipeeth a healthy option? Thalipeeth is a nutritious choice as it is made from a variety of grains and contains fiber, protein, and essential nutrients. However, the addition of butter or ghee for serving may increase its calorie content.

  10. Can I customize the spices in Thalipeeth? Yes, you can adjust the spices in Thalipeeth according to your taste preferences. Feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs to create your own unique flavor profile.