Thursday, 6 September 2012


If the English eat Pancakes for breakfast, we eat Thalipeeth with looni or butter...said one of my friends in Pune! It was way back in 2007 , I was working in Pune , and was having a quick breakfast with my collegues before the start of banking hours..
And a typical Puneite does boast of just being a Punekar ( no offences...I admire that though) and ofcourse of their native stuff, be it Sinhagad, DagduSheth Ganpati or Sujata's Mastani or ofcourse Thalipeeth!! So for a typical collegue , a Thalipeeth with Loni is no less than an english Pancake with Maple syrup , perhaps ,even better. And I agree...not only does it score more on the nutritional value , its delicious start for a long day too!!
So lets make a traditional Marathi Breakfast today....
My twist....along with the Thalipeeth bhajani ( I got a readymade one , ofcourse from Pune, but Kpra or Bedekar's are good too) I used makai ka atta or cornmeal too...and it tastes yumm too!
A Thalipeeth Bhajani ingredients vary slightly ,depending on the brands , but it predominantly has Rice,Chana Dal(Bengal Gram) , Urad Dal and some seasonings like coriander powder,fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds etc. pulses like Matki,moong ,Masur etc can be added too.
The above mixture is roasted and ground into a powder in flour mill.
My mom in law used to make one at home , but we found readymades good too, and acquired with least efforts.....Choice is yours!


1 Cup Thalipeeth Bhajani
2 tbsp Cornmeal Flour or Makai Ka Atta
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1-2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cumin powder
2 tsp Namak Shamak
2 tbsp Chopped coriander
1 small Finely chopped Onion
1 tsp Oil+ for roasting
Water as required

To serve:
1 Cup Yogurt
1-2 tsp White Butter / Clarified butter
Sweet Lemon Pickle

Melting butter over hot thalipeeth

Mix all the ingredients except water and rub them together.

Now slowly add lukewarm water and knead a dough . Keep aside for 10 - 15 mins.
Pinch a small amount of dough and using wet palms pat them flat over a plastic sheet or a foil into a small roti or pancake.

Drizzle some oil over medium hot tawa and place the thalipeeth over it.
Slow roast them on both sides till brown and crisp.
Serve hot smeared with white butter and yogurt and sweet and sour lemon pickle.

Perfect breakfast,and yummy too!!


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