Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Day Four of  Blogging Marathon#14 is Dashami as we call it in Marathi, similiar to Theplas (flat wheat breads)

Blogging Marathon is a lovely and novel initiative started by the wonderfully enthusiastic Srivalli and is now in its 14th Edition... Commendable achievement by Srivalli.....

My both grandmothers were extremely fond of making Dashamis as we call it in Marathi. Usually, they were prepared when one had to travel on long train journeys, picnics, etc as these dashamis would not get spoiled even if one was travelling for 2 days at a stretch....... The home made dashamis would be relished with gusto on long train journeys when one yearns for homemade stuff........ My paternal grandparents would travel twice a year by train from Nagpur to Pune during summer & winter to spend the holidays with us and these dashamis with lemon or mango pickle would be their lunch / dinner. The dashamis would always be made in excess as they knew that even we wanted to taste them:)) 
The dashamis bring back lots of memories of summer and winter holidays that we as kids spent with our grandparents :)) 
Before I get too nostalgic and continue rambling.... let me share with you the recipe for these dashamis or theplas that my grandmother would prepare........

Dashamis / Theplas

Ingredients :

Wheat flour ( gehun ka atta) - 2 cups
Salt - As per taste
Sugar - pinch
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - some
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida (hing) - pinch
Carom seeds ( ajwain or ova in marathi) - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder -1/2 teaspoon
Oil or ghee for greasing

Method :
1) Take a large bowl and mix wheat flour with all the ingredients except oil, water and milk.
2) Heat some oil and add to the mixture (mohan in marathi)
3) Add some milk to this mixture and knead into dough.
4) The dough should be soft like for chapatis.
5) Water may be added but traditionally these dashamis were prepared by adding only milk.
6) Cover the dough with muslin cloth and keep aside for atleast half an hour.
7)  Make small balls of the dough and roll them with rolling pin like chapati.
8) Heat a girdle (tava) and roast them well before flipping on the other side.
9) Grease them with oil or ghee as per individual taste of preferences.

Dashamis or Theplas are ready to be eaten with lemon or mango pickles on that long train journey to your grandparents house this summer vacations :)))

This dish is associated with my childhood memories and was something that I loved as a kid and still do.......
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight, guest hosted by me themed onEasy to Make Snacks under30 mins......

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing Blogging Marathon#14........ 


Jayanthi said...

Nice one, looks delicious.

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 recipe

Chef Mireille said...

they look good, and I really enjoyed your narrative as well!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

good one..We tend to get very sentimental when we are reminded on our childhood foods, right?

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Gorgeous looking theplas. Perfect for kids and adults alike.

vaishali sabnani said...

simple..healthy and evergreen snack actually apt for storing!!

the mad said...

Looks yummy. So glad you do not have to add garlic.Thanks.

Suma Gandlur said...

Lovely theplas.

Rajani S said...

Nice write up and the theplas look good!

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice name to the theplas interesting recipe.

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice name to the theplas interesting recipe.