Post published on February 21, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute


Thalipeeth is healthy and tasty multigrain flatbread. I call this a Maharashtrian alternative to Thepla. They turn out thick in texture and every bite has a sweetness and crunch from onions and spice from the chilies. It is savory and delicious and can be eaten with Thecha that is a chutney made with green chilies and mustart oil.
Since I grew up in Mumbai, I was exposed to Maharashtrian cuisine at an early age. We made so many dishes at home and Thalipeeth was one dish mom made at home when we would need a change from normal Gujarati dishes. We would enjoy Thalipeeth with makhan (white butter) and yogurt and it would be a comforting meal. We ate this for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. I make Thalipeeth at home and we love how it turns out. It reminds us of Dutta Snacks that is a Maharashtrian restaurant that we visit every time we go to Mumbai.
I am sure you will love this dish as much as we do.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup sorghum flour jowar flour
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour besan
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup pearl millet flour bajra flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour

You can alternatively use 2 cups of ready made Thalipeeth flour instead of above

  • 1 cup water to knead
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onions
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped adjust per taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup oil for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon white butter for serving optional


  • Combine the flours or if you have ready made Thalipeeth flour, use that and add salt, turmeric and cumin coriander powder and mix it well
  • Add diced onions, green chilies, chopped cilantro and sesame seeds and mix everything well
  • Add water in parts and form a smooth dough, add more water if needed. Form equal parts of dough
  • Set a parchment paper or a plastic bag and rub some oil on the paper
  • Use the hands to roll the dough, use water if the dough is sticking to hands. Once it’s 1/4 inch thick, form 5-6 holes on the flatbread using your finger.
  • Heat up a pan on medium heat. Spread some oil on it
  • Lift the whole parchment paper and flip it upside down to drop the flatbread on the pan and slowly peel of the parchment paper and use the same paper to roll other
  • Pour the oil in the holes and around the edges and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, flip it on other side and cook for few more minutes
  • Repeat last 4 steps for remaining dough
  • Serve it hot with whipped butter and Thecha
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