Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Carrot Cabbage Bhajaniche Thalipeeth - Day Six of Blogging Marathon

Day Six of the Blogging Marathon, brainwave of fabulous Srivalli finds us still going strong with the theme of "Incredible India".........
My theme for the day is "Specialty Regional Cuisine"
The cuisine chosen is from the Maharashtra.......
On day four when I made "Kothimbir Wadi"...I received lovely & encouraging comments and feedback from my fellow marathon bloggers......One of my fellow bloggers, Priya of Now Serving asked a very pertinent query regarding the recipe...She wanted to know what was Bhajani....whether I could put any picture of that.....and then I realized that that I had made an assumption that everyone reading my blog would know all the ingredients of the recipes that I post on the blog….which was completely untrue.......
As they say language and food habits changes after every 20 kilometers…. Every region has their own traditional specialties …which is the reason why there is so much of variety in Indian food….We are extremely fortunate that today we are able to not just enjoy but also prepare at our homes the culinary delights of various different regions…….After all, “Variety is Spice of Life”
Today’s recipe is “BhajanicheThalipeeth” (mixed flour pancake) which is a staple Maharastrian dish….which can be eaten either for a hearty breakfast or as single dish meal for lunch or dinner…….Hot Thalipeeth fresh from the pan is generally relished with curds or “Loni” (cream/butter)
Thalipeeth is made with adding coriander leaves and onions in bhajani flour… But as usual, to make it more healthy, I added grated carrot and cabbage to make Carrot Cabbage Thalipeeth……
So, here's my version of Carrot Cabbage Bhajaniche Thalipeeth.......

Carrot Cabbage Bhajaniche Thalipeeth

Thalipeeth Bhajani - 2 cups
Coriander Leaves – 1 /2 cup
Onion - 1 Carrot (grated) - 1
Cabbage (grated) - 100 gms
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - pinch
Coriander powder (dhania) - 2 teaspoon
Cumin powder (jeera powder) - 2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Goda Masala - 1 teaspoon
Salt – as per taste

Method :
Slice and chop onion into small fine pieces.
Wash and chop coriander leaves into small pieces.
Wash and grate carrot and cabbage.
Take bhajani(mixed flour) in a bowl and add all the above ingredients in it.
Add salt,cumin seeds,asafoetida (hing) ,turmeric powder,coriander powder (dhania),cumin powder (jeera powder),red chilli powder and goda masala in it.
Add some oil to this mixture.(The calorie conscience people need not add oil)
Add water and kneed it into a dough. The consistency of the dough should be a bit harder than that of chappati.
Make small balls of dough and flatten the dough using hands on a plastic sheet.
Make small holes in it.
Heat non stick frying pan and place the flatten dough on it.
If not using non stick pans, add oil to the sides and in the holes.
Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium flame.
When there is a crackling sound, it is an indication that the thalipeeth is cooked completely from one side.
Remove the lid and flip sides.
This time it should be left uncovered and let it cook completely from the second side.
Serve hot with curds, loni(cream/butter) or mango pickle......

Bhajani is basically a mixture of various flours which are roasted and grounded together.


Ingredients :
Rice - 1 cup
Gram dal - 1 cup
Bajari - 1 cup
Udit dal - 100 gms
Cumin seeds( jeera) - 50 gms

Method -
Wash rice and let it dry properly for one day
The next day, roast the dried rice on non stick pan.(Do not add oil)
Keep aside.
Similarly roast separately gram dal, bajari, udit dal and cumin seeds.
Mix all the roasted ingredients and grind it to a coarse powder.
Bhajani is ready for use........

Other flour like wheat, jowar or rawa may also be added depending on individual preference.

Photo tutorial of Carrot Cabbage Bhajaniche Thalipeeth:

This Thalipeth is made of mixed flours and you can add vegetables of your choice to it.
When done on non stick frying pan, its completely oil free and low calorie.As nutritious and healthy as you can get and tastes delicious too.....what else does one need.......
So here's a lovely healthy and nutritious dish which can be served for a heavy breakfast or as a single dish meal for lunch or dinner.......

The Carrot Cabbage Bhajaniche Thalipeeth also goes to the lovely and wonderful PJ for her blogevent "Flavors of Maharashtra" which is hosted by her this month for Naina of simply.food for her event......

Take a look at my wonderful fellow marathon bloggers and see what they were upto :
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Meena, Minu, Padma,
Pavani, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi,
Smitha, Sowmya, Srivalli, Suma, Usha, Veena

Come back tomorrow for the Finale i.e. Day Seven of Blogging Marathon......


Priya said...

Thalipeeth looks extremely inviting and healthy, thanks for sharing how to make bhajani flour..its completely new for me..

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 and inviting dish

Usha said...

We make something similar but with just rice flour.. Thalipeeth looks very tasty.

Regarding your question to falafel, I commented about in my blog.

PJ said...

Very new to me.Looks tempting.Thanks for sending it across to the event :)

Anonymous said...

New to me as well.. looks great!

Smitha said...

Thalipeeth looks too good and yummy...nice work!


Minu said...

Traditional recipes with perfect instructions are rare to come by

Shanavi said...

Totally new for me, Thanks for sharing !!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very yummy thalipeeth. Thanks for the recipe of bhajani flour..

Now Serving said...

This reminds me of the sindhi koki which I;d blogged a couple of weeks ago - very similar in preparation -- Looks YUMMY

Now Serving said...

This reminds me of the sindhi koki which I;d blogged a couple of weeks ago - very similar in preparation -- Looks YUMMY

Saras said...

they looks yummy & delicious...

Jayashree said...

Thalipeeth sounds both healthy and nutritious.

rekhas kitchen said...

That afantastic one looks sotempting..

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a very healthy recipe indeed..first time here, liked your blog. do visit me somtime..