How to make Bhajanee Thalipeeth - SK Khazana -

A very healthy and flavourful snack that most Maharashtrians love to have for their breakfast

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bhajanee flour, Whole wheat (गेहूँ)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Bhajanee Thalipeeth - SK Khazana

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bhajanee Thalipeeth - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Bhajanee flour

  • Whole wheat 1 cup

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 3/4 cup

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Black gram (kala chana) 3/4 cup

  • Coriander seeds 1/2 cup

  • Pearl millet (bajra) 2 cups

  • Sorghum (jowar) 2 cups

  • Thalipeeth

  • Bhajanee flour 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Oil to cook

Method

Step 1

To make bhajanee flour, dry roast whole wheat, split black gram, rice, black Bengal gram, coriander seeds, pearl millet (bajra) and sorghum (jowar) separately and set aside to cool spread on a large plate.

Step 2

Transfer into a grinder jar and grind to a smooth powder.

Step 3

Take 3 cups bhajanee flour in a bowl, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, onion, fresh coriander and two teaspoons oil and mix. Add sufficient water, a little at a time, and mix into soft dough.

Step 4

Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick tawa, sprinkle some water on it. Dampen your hands, take one portion of the dough, flatten it a little, place it on the tawa and pat with your fingers to a slightly thick disc.

Step 6

Make a few holes, drizzle a little oil all around the thalipeeth and into the holes and let it cook on low heat till the underside is golden and slightly crisp.

Step 7

Turn the thalipeeth, drizzle a little oil all around and some into the holes and cook the other side till it is golden and slightly crisp too. Make more thalipeeths in the same way.

Step 8

Place them on serving plates and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

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