How to make Thalipeeth, The Yellow Chilli Style -

A mixed flour flatbread, spicy green chutney and a cheesy yogurt spread – served in a glamorous avatar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Wheat (गेहूँ), Jowar (जुवार)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Thalipeeth, The Yellow Chilli Style

Thalipeeth, The Yellow Chilli Style Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Thalipeeth, The Yellow Chilli Style Recipe

  • Wheat ½ cup

  • Jowar ½ cup

  • Bajra ½ cup

  • Chana ½ cup

  • Dhuli urad dal ½ cup

  • Chana dal ½ cup

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Kharda

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves 10-12

  • Green chillies 5-6 large

  • Green chillies 5-6 small

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Cheese spread

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Cheese spread 2 tablespoons

  • Garnish

  • Sumac powder as required


Step 1

To make the thalipeeth, dry-roast the gehun, jowar, bajra, chana, urad dal and chana dal in a non-stick pan till fragrant. Cool and grind into a fine powder.

Step 2

Chop the onion.

Step 3

Transfer the ground powder into a bowl, add the onion, green chillies, chopped coriander, little water and salt. Mix well and knead into a medium soft dough.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa. Place a muslin cloth on a worktop. Divide the dough into equal portions and place a portion one-by-one on the cloth. Using little water, pat into a medium thick three-inch round thalipeeth.

Step 5

Place the thalipeeth on the tawa and cook, basting with oil, on medium heat till golden brown from both the sides. Apply water on top at regular intervals.

Step 6

To make kharda, heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds and as they begin to change colour, add the garlic cloves, large green chillies, small green chillies and sea salt. Cover and cook till the chillies are softened.

Step 7

To make cheese spread, hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth overnight, in the fridge, and drain out the whey. Take the hung yogurt in a bowl. Whisk well.

Step 8

Add the cheese spread and mix well. Put the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

Step 9

Take the sautéed chillies and garlic in a mortar and crush well with a pestle into a coarse chutney. This is kharda.

Step 10

Place the thalipeeth on a plate and pipe out rosettes of the cheese spread mixture on each of them. Sprinkle little sumac powder on top.

Step 11

Transfer the prepared thalipeeth onto a glass plate and place little portions of the kharda on top of each thalipeeth.

Step 12

Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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