Upvaas Thalipeeth ( Faraal Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour (amaranth flour) is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Thalipeeth, a spicy and savoury pancake, popular in Western India is loaded with nutrition.
Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian dish, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day.
Popular during fasts, it's also well known as rajgira thalipeeth faraal food. It is mostly had during fasting days like Navratri, Ekadashi and Mahashivratri.
Upvas thalipeeth is quick and easy to make, take rajgira flour also known as amaranth flour in a deep bowl. Add the peeled and grated raw potatoes. Potatoes act as binding agent for your upvaas thalipeeth. Grated Potatoes are added as they give a nice mouthfeel but if you want, you can add boiled potatoes and mashed potatoes instead. Add coarsely crushed peanut for the crunch. Add green chilli paste according to your preference of spice.
We have used rock salt as this is a rajgira upvas thalipeeth . Further, add coriander, enough water and knead into a soft dough. Heat a non-stick tava, grease your hands with ghee. Place a portion of the dough on the tava (griddle) and pat it evenly with greased fingers to form a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle. Be gentle when you are patting it to prevent cracks in your upvaas thalipeeth. You will not be able to roll the dough as it would be too sticky to be rolled out. You can either pat it on the tava directly or pat it between 2 thick plastic sheets and then place it onto the tava. Cook properly from both the sides and serve Maharashtrian upvaas thalipeeth with green faraali chutney!!
Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the rajgira faraali thalipeeth is a real treat to your palate too.
Remember to season your upvaas thalipeeth with rock salt, and garnish generously with chopped coriander for a perky aroma! Serve it hot with tasty green chutney.
If you are looking for more upvas recipes using rajgira flour then check out our other recipes like Farali Dosa, Khandvi, Rajgira Paratha Canapés and Farali Puranpoli.
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- To make the upvaas thalipeeth, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using approx. 1 ½ tbsp water.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ghee.
- Grease your fingers with a little ghee, place a portion of the dough on the tava (griddle) and pat it evenly with greased fingers to form a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle.
- Cook, using a 1 tsp ghee (½ tsp on each side), till they turn golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 3 more upvaas thalipeeth.
- Serve the upvaas thalipeeth hot with green chutney.
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