Thalipeeth is also made from big cucumber (Tavas, Tavshe, Tavsal). This is made as sweet also.
This is a season of watermelon. Usually, we discard rind. But here is a delicious way to use watermelon rind. Try this in your breakfast.
- Watermelon rind, grated- 1 cup
- Fine semolina (rava), roasted- ½ cup
- Rice flour- 1 tbsp
- Fresh coconut, scraped- ¼ cup
- Green chillies, finely chopped or crushed- 3 to 4
- Ginger, finely grated- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds, coarsely crushed- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder- a pinch
- Fresh coriander, finely chopped- a handful
- Salt- to taste
- Oil for frying- as required
- Grate watermelon rind. Do not grate green part.
- Combine grated watermelon rind and rava/semolina. Let it rested for atlest 15 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients except oil. Do not use water. Mix well. This is loose dough. Divide into 4 parts.
- Drizzle little oil over griddle/tava. Take 1 part of dough and place it in the centre of the pan. Spread the dough into a circle using your fingers. The disc should be even and not too thick.
- Place this tava on high flame. Spoon some oil along the sides of the dodak and center hole. Cover with a lid and turn the flame to medium.
- Remove after a minute or when the top appears dry. Turn over and fry on the other side.
- Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chutney.
- You can use Bhajani to make this thalipeeth.
- You can make sweet version of this thalipeeth. Use 2-3 tbsp jagerry and pinch of nutmeg powder. Omit chili, ginger, coriander leaves and cumin seeds.