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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Spinach Thalipeeth | Spinach Savory Pancake (Step by Step Pics)

'Thalipeeth' is a popular Maharashtrian dish, its a breakfast recipe. There are different variations of this thalipeeth. Thalippeeth is usually served with thick curd or thick butter. We can call a thalipeeth a kind of savory multi grain pancake. If you are tired of making the old fashioned pancakes, then defintely give this Indian version a try. I made a spinach thalipeeth so that I could sneak in some greens. During fast,Maharashtrians add sabudana flour also to make thalipeeth. Few spices are added to make it more flavorful. This can be served as a breakfast or as a healthy snack too. If you add a dash of turmeric owder, it gives a nice color to the thalipeeth. Thalipeeth are very delicious when served with hot butter. I have adapted this recipe from you tube and from here .Though I started clicking pics soon after making and so the butter started to melt. Do give this a try and enjoy !!

Preparation time~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~25 minutes
wheat flour 1/2 cup
rice flour 1/4 cup
besan 1/4 cup
ragi flour 1/4 cup
urad dal flour 1/4 cup

spinach chopped 1 cup
onion 1/2 of 1 finely chopped
garlic paste 1/2 tsp
green chilli 2-3 finely chopped
coriander leaves 1/4 cup
sesame seeds 2 tsp
coriander crushed /powder 1tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
chilli  powder 3/4 tsp
salt to taste
oil 2tbsp


  • Wash and add the spinach leaves in boiling water and remove from water immediately. Chop the wilted leaves fine. Add in the onion chopped,garlic paste, green chillies chopped.
  • Add the flours in a bowl, add in the spices, salt and chopped coriander leaves. Mix it well.

  • Add little water to make it a dough as the wilted leaves gives out water. Make a smooth dough. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in 6 equal portions.Take a plastic sheet or aluminium foil,apply a little oil(I used ziploc bag). Place a ball in the center and using wet hands spread the ball evenly with hands like we roll chapathis.With your fingers, make a hole in the center of the thalipeeth.
  • Now, heat a non stick pan. Add few drops of oil and when it is hot, transfer the prepared thalipeeth. Cook covered on slow flame for 2- 3 minutes.
  • Flip the other side and cook  for a minute. Similarly repeat and make the other balls, cook like the above steps.Serve on a plate hot with butter or thick yogurt or some pickle.

* You can use jowar flour, bajra flour  to make thalipeeth.
* You can even use cabbage, methi leaves or other veggies to make thalipeeth instead of spinach.
* You can use cumin seeds instead of cumin powder.
* Because of the use of ragi flour , the thalipeeth is of dark color.


Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and nutritious meal

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks absolutely delicious and what a wonderful way to make kids eat by sneaking in veggies... I shall try it for my lil one

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

complete healthy combo

AnJ said... Best Blogger Tips

The jowar flour,bajra flour is instead of the given flours or in addition to? If so in what proportion pls? Also can i use raw instead of blanched spinach?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

The jowar and bajra flours are in place of wheat flour, so the proportion is the same as wheat flour and rice flour. Yes you can use raw spinach, the wilted leaves is easy to roll than raw chopped leaves.