Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mooli ke thalipeeth / Radish Pancake

Savory Thalipeeth / Pancake is a maharashtrian recipe, made by mixing flours and spices, Popular in Maharashtra. It is the easiest, delicious breakfast or snack you can make. Jowar is the Indian name for sorghum, a cereal grain native to Africa, Also known as white millet. It is a gluten-free, high-protein, cholesterol-free source of a variety of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, iron, phosphorus and thiamine. High-fiber foods like jowar may lower your risk of heart disease. Radishes are rich in nutrients, low in fat, calories and cholesterol. Radishes work as a good appetizer, mouth and breath freshener, laxative, and metabolism regulator and also are a good treatment for headaches, acidity, constipation, nausea, obesity, sore throat, whooping cough, gastric problems, gall stones, and dyspepsia.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time      : 10-15 mins for each pancake
Makes                  : 4

  • 1 cup grated radish
  • 2 teaspoon green chilli chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup jowar atta / sorghum flour
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon oil for moyan
  • oil for cooking  


1) Mix grated radish, chopped green chili, jowar atta, rice flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, asafetida, salt, coriander together in a large bowl.
2) Add water as required to make a thick batter.
3) Take a non-stick pan, lightly spread the oil around so that it coats the entire surface of the pan. (Pan should not be heated)
4) Pour the batter on it and spread it in circular motion to make a 6" thick pancake.
5) Make 4-5 holes on the pancake by using the finger.
6) Now, heat the pan on a low flame and Pour 1-2 teaspoon oil in between the holes and over the pancake.
7) Cover the pan and let it cook on the low flame till the bottom side of pancake  is brown.
8) Turn over and cook on the other side till it turns light brown in color.
9) Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 more pancakes.
10) Serve immediately with ketchup and green chutney.

Note: Do not add much water as batter should be thick.

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