thalipeeth recipe, bajra thalipeeth, spring onion thalipeeth

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

10 Minutes

Total Time:

30 Minutes

Servings:

2

Thalipeeth, is a nutritious and a quick, warming Maharashtrian recipe that’s typically made with multi millet flour (also known as ‘Bhajani’). It is basically a flatbread that’s served with curd/ pickle, etc as a breakfast or even a light meal option. Thalipeeth recipes are super versatile and can have any combination of flours/pulses added to the bhajani, as well as a variety of vegetables can be added as per preference.

Here is the thalipeeth that I have made using Bajra (Pearl Millet) flour. Pearl millet or Bajra, is good in winters, and also since green peas are abundantly available in India during winters, I made this Thalipeeth using boiled green peas, pearl millet flour and spring onion greens. Spring onions are loaded with various essential nutrients and give a unique taste and flavour to any dish that they are added to. Bajra or Pearl Millet is gluten-free and packed with omega 3 fats, iron and phosphorus. It is beneficial for diabetes, improves gut health and aids weight loss too.

The curd that I have added in this recipe helps keep the thalipeeth soft for a longer time even after cooking. For a vegan option, you can skip curd and use oil in place of clarified butter (ghee) while cooking.

Ingredients:

Direction:

  • Firstly, to par boil the green peas, take water in a pan and let it come to a boil. When the water starts boiling, add in ½ cup green peas and let them cook for around 10-12 mins till they turn slightly soft.

    Once done, remove the peas from boiling water and drop them in regular water to stop further cooking. Keep it aside.

boiled green peas
  • Now, in a bowl, take 2 cups bajra (pearl millet) flour. Coarsely mash the green peas and add them in it. Also, add chopped spring onions and spring onion greens to it. Mix everything well.
spring onion recipe
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients- starting with garlic-chilli paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, carom seeds, sesame & flax seeds, cumin seeds and curd. 
  • Also add salt and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Then keep adding water as required and mix till you get a semi-thick consistency dough. The dough should be smooth enough that you can pat it with your fingers to make the thalipeeth.
thalipeeth mix
thalipeeth recipe
  • Now directly on a tawa (griddle), apply ½ teaspoon ghee and place a small ball out of the prepared dough. Start patting the dough with your fingers to make a round flat circle. Use water to dampen your fingers if required to prevent the dough from sticking. Make sure the thalipeeth mixture is spread evenly. You can keep it thick or thin as per preference, but don’t make it too thick. Create 1-2 holes in the thalipeeth to ensure even cooking.
thalipeeth recipe
thalipeeth recipe
  • Once done, place the tawa on gas flame. Cover and cook one side on medium heat for 2-3 mins. When done, flip it over and cook the other side as well. Adjust the timing to ensure both sides are properly cooked. Add more ghee if desired.
thalipeeth recipe
  • Serve this thalipeeth hot/ warm with some curd, jaggery, white butter (loni) or pickle.

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

20 Minutes

Cooking Time:

10 Minutes

Total Time:

30 Minutes

Servings:

2