Thursday, July 29, 2010

Upasache Kakdiche Thalipeeth


 These days office work is getting busier. I still want to keep on blogging as it's my oasis. Let's see how far I can juggle it. Today's recipe is a simple upasache thalipeeth.

Kakdiche Upasache Thalipeeth
काकडीचे उपासाचे थालीपीठ
Cucumber flatbread
Ingredients
1 cup upwas bhajni
1/4 cup roasted, unsalted peanut powder/daaNyache kooT
3 baby cucumbers, grated
1/2" ginger, peeled & grated
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 - 2 green chilies, minced
1 tbsp cilantro leaves, minced (optional)

Oil/ghee for shallow frying

Method
1. Mix all the ingredients together to make a dough. Do not use water as cucumber will have enough moisture to bind the dough.
2. Make 4  uniform balls.
3. Heat pan or griddle.
4. Using wet hands, spread the ball directly on the hot pan.
5. Using the back of wooden spoon, make 4-5 holes.
6. Drizzle some oil or ghee in the holes and around the flatbread.
7. Cover with a steel lid.
8. Flip and cook on the other side till brown spots appear.
9. Serve hot ThalipeeTH

Note -
1. Since I had garden fresh cucumbers, I didn't bother to peel them. But if the cucumbers are store bought and have waxy coating over them, do peel them.
2. Some people do not eat cilantro and oil for upwas. So make substitutions according to your choice.
3. Use rock salt/sindhav instead of salt if you wish.
4. Upasachi bhajNi is a readymade mix available. If you do not have it, you can mix the tapioca/saboodana flour, varai flour, shingada flour and rajgira flour to make your own upasachi bhajni.

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