Monday, October 30, 2017

Dhapate (Maharashtrian Wholegrain Multi-flour Flatbread or paratha - Healthy and spicy)

'Dhapate' is a typical Marathi word. It literally means 'beating'. Dhapate are typically made not by the traditional rolling method but by gently patting (beating) the dough into a flat roti shape - hence the name :) They are made by mixing various whole grain flours and that's what makes them super healthy - full of fiber and tasty. Dhapate are somewhat like Thalipeeth except thinner like paratha. They taste awesome and are easy to make.

Ingredients: Whole wheat flour - 1 cup, Jowar flour - 1/2 cup, Bajra flour - 1/2 cup, Besan (Chickpea flour) - 1/4 cup, Onion - 1 medium finely chopped, Green chillies - 1-2, Cumin seeds/ powder - 1 tsp, Ajwain/(Owa)/ Caraway seeds - 1/2 tsp, Garlic - 6-8 pods crushed, Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp (optional), Cilantro - 3-4 tbsp finely chopped, Sesame seeds/flax seeds - 2-3 tsp, oil - 2-3 tsp tsp knead,  Salt - as per taste.

Method: Coarsely grind green chilies and garlic in a mixer. Chop the onion finely or coarsely grind in mixer too. Combine flours, onion, coarsely ground green chili/ garlic, cumin seeds or powder, red chili powder (optional), cilantro and salt in a mixing bowl. Add 2-3 tsp oil and just enough water to mix and knead the flour into a soft dough. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes. Divide the dough into equal size pieces. Take a plastic sheet and gently pat the dough pieces into discs. Put some sesame seeds or flax seeds on top and gently pat them down into the Dhapata.  Gently remove the dhapata from plastic sheet and transfer and cook them on hot griddle/ tawa. Make sure to thoroughly cook by adding a few drops of oil on both sides till light golden in color.

Serve with Spicy Garlic/Peanut chutney. Enjoy this unique Maharashtrian delicacy!! 

Till my next post everyone, take care!!


Shobha said...

Is this not thalipeeth .. looks similar.
I really love it with thecha, mooli ki sabzi and pithla

R said...

@Shobha: No it is similar though except a lot thinner. Thanks! Yes it tastes lovely with those sides you mentioned :)

Ria J said...

The classic Maharashtrian dish, so yummy - reminds me of childhood.

R said...

@Ria J: True! Thanks :)

Ruxana Gafoor said...

Healthy and a filling meal!

R said...

@Ruxana Gafoor: indeed! thank you :)