T is for… Thaalipeeth #AtoZChallenge



Growing up in Bombay meant enjoying a lot of Maharashtrian food, among many other cuisines. When I was a little girl, we had a cook called Gangubai who made us the most delicious Thaalipeeth, which is nothing but a super healthy, easy to make Roti.

Thaalipeeth is a combination of 3 different Flours, Wheat Flour, Gram Flour ( Besan ) and Bajra Flour which are mixed together. Chopped Onions, chopped Green Chillies, fresh Coriander, some chopped Ginger, Salt to taste and a little bit of Oil are added to the Flours. Add Dahi (Yougurt) and knead it into a dough, adding water as required.

Keep this dough aside for about 20 minutes, knead it once more and roll out slim Roti’s and cook by sprinkling a few drops of oil occasionally and voila, your Thaalipeeth is ready.

Enjoy it with a spicy Pickle or with a bowl of curd, like I do.

My version of Thaalipeeth is a diet version. Gangubai added Oil rather generously while kneading the dough and then when cooking the Roti’s.

Thaalipeeth is the healthiest and yummiest Roti and just right for the hot days of summer. Have it for breakfast or have it for Lunch, or even as a snack, the choice is yours!:)


If you want to learn Tolerance, or for that matter even test yours, you should either get married or become a regular on Social Media, Twitter to be more precise. Nothing will push your limits of Tolerance more than Marriage or Twitter will. Look at me, braver than The Great Khali, I did both!

With marriage come strangers into your life. Varied people, some nice, others nicer while still others who have decided to test your patience to its ultimate limits, and you can do little except be polite in return.

Along the way I have realized Twitter is pretty much the same. Different people, different expectations and a motley bunch who keep getting at you making you take your tolerance level higher and higher.

And I say a heartfelt Thank you to these people, both on Twitter and Β those I met through Marriage, as it is because of them that I have learnt to be as calm and tolerant as I never imagined I would be πŸ™‚


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  1. I am still practicing that patience which never seems to come! I am not married or regular Twitter yet and still have plenty of people around me who are testing my patience!
    Btw, I have cooked thaalipeeth for breakfast today πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    1. I bet your Thaalipeeth tastes yummo! Patience is a virtue that comes to one suddenly. The trick is to not let it leave, ever :))))

  2. Hey, don’t be so hard on Twitter with that comparison πŸ˜› At least on Twitter, you don’t have to be polite if you don’t want to be πŸ˜€

    1. You don’t! Dayum! And here I am being polite even to the ones who deserve otherwise!:))))

  3. Thalipeeth is my Favorite too buddy and my cook prepares some real yum ones for us. Patience I am still learning

  4. I think maybe I had eat that, I am foodie so I enjoy good food. Great post.

    1. Thank you, Pinakin πŸ™‚

  5. Mayuriiiii…. you nailed it with the Tolerance post!!! But I do thank twitter for meeting lot of new people I couldn’t have known otherwise.
    Thalipeeth is comfort food for me. Nutritious, healthy & tasty!! Loved ur post!!
    – Prasanna from Team Mocktailmommies

    1. Thank you, Prasanna! Yes, Twitter does have it plus points as well:))

  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe – it looks easy to make, and sounds delicious! BOW to YOU for learning tolerance. I only know exasperation in general these days, Twitter is still kind, but then my friend list has ppl like you πŸ™‚

  7. It is super easy and super delicious, Ish. Try it. Thank you for the compliment you do know I feel the same, don’t you πŸ™‚

  8. I haven’t even heard of this Thaalipeeth! I thought it would be a south Indian food with the name, but looks like its Maharashtrian. Yes marriage tests your patience way more than any Twitter weirdo can!

    1. Thanks for reading, Tina:)

  9. God I love thaalipeeth. Did not know it was this easy. Got to try it sometike soon. I agree with you, twitter and marriage for sure teaches you patience truck load full. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks for reading, Ramya:)

  10. I love thalipeeth! Patience is something that many people test, but I take most with a pinch of salt. Live and let live being the basic philosophy.

    Tender Love

    1. Thanks for reading, Neha:) I am enjoying your posts.

  11. Agreed, tolerance does come after shaadi. The cocktail of people you meet, and (sshh) live with πŸ˜‰

    1. LOLOLOLOL! Thanks for reading, Z!:)))

  12. Thalipeeth is quite a Maharashtrian dish, I think… we used to make it a lot and yea, it’s absolutely yummy and healthy!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

    1. Yes, it is Maharashtrian πŸ™‚ thanks for reading, Shubhangi:)

  13. Haha!! This is such a great way to look at it, Mayuri! Marriage and Twitter!!!

    I like Thalipeeth as well! Anything that has onion in it, always becomes my favorite πŸ˜›


    1. So we have more in common, GG! Thanks for reading:)

  14. Thanlipeeth looks yummy and the best part is its healthy too. It looks like a better version of our methi ka parantha to me.
    Tolerance is definitely needed in marriage and on twitter both. I agree. πŸ™‚

    1. It is surely healthy, and tasty. Do try it, Deepa. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  15. Have made Thalipeeth a couple of times at home. And the version without the bajra very often. It’s tastes great and is easy variation of paranthas too.
    Patience and tolerance is something that you learn to have in abundance when on social media and of course in marriage too. I liked the correlation!! πŸ˜€

    1. Hhahahahaha, thanks for reading and for all your lovely comments, Shilpa πŸ™‚

  16. Reading T is for…Thaalipeeth took me to my days back in India. I grew up in Maharashtra, so often had Thaalipeeth for breakfast or school lunch box. Nostalgia…need more of it. I am so glad I stumbled on this blog post via Shilpa Garg’s today’s post. Definitely need to visit often now. Regarding patience, u were spot on Marriage and Twitter!!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Mita, and thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  17. This one sounds great .Will have to source the bajra and I will be set this summer with yummy thaalipeeth!.Yummy in indeed.I love twitter and religiously avoid uncool unkind and uninteresting ranters.Same rule for in-laws and otherwise!

    1. I like your rule, Amrita. Going to make it mine as well:) Do try making Thaalipeeth, it tastes great!:)

  18. I don’t call this Thalipeeth but a variant of missi roti or thepla. This one looks so good, Mayuri. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Parul. It tastes very different from either though πŸ™‚

  19. Mayuri Nidigallu Natasha

    Can’t wait to make this delicious roti. Sounds divine

    I have mostly been quite a tolerant person. Patience is something I have imbibed over the years and it’s helped me go a long way. I have stopped taking things personally anymore.
    It’s their drama, their complicated emotions and I refuse to let it impact me.

    One life and honestly I don’t give a damn what others think.

    Makes me happier and relaxed.

    Blog: natashamusing
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    1. You are right, Natz. I must try to do that too. Thanks for reading, and do try the Thaalipeeth:)

  20. Family will teach you patience more than anyone. Unlike Twitter, you can not turn your back and ignore them. But, family can also bring you much happiness. Like life, it is a balancing act.
    Thank you for the recipe, I am learning so much in the AtoZChallenge!

    1. Life is surely a balancing act. I love your comments on my posts, Cheryl. Thank you so much for reading:)

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