Tuesday, May 11, 2010
turai thalipeeth / ridge gourd mini pancakes
This is the healthiest and easiest recipe of using ridge gourd,many kids and adults too dosent like ridge gourd vegetable but if given this thalipeeth one will never come to know you have used ridge gourd in it ,usually thalipeeth is a very common maharashtrian dish which consists of various kind of flours ( wheat,gram,millet etc )onions,green chilleies and few spices ,but this thalipeeth is full of ridge gourd and i have not used any other flour so that the flavour of ridge gourd remains intact.In bangalore ,one of my friend who stays just next door to my apartment ,is a maharashtrian and whenever her mother in law comes over to stay ,she invites us for some snacks and also she keeps on chatting with us,once when she had come over she made this thalipeeth for our evening snacks with tea/coffee and i just loved them,since then i started making them in my kitchen,in melbourne turai is not easily available and so whenever i find them in some chinese markets i just grab them and use them in various ways. Sending these thalipeeth to preeti's green gourmet event.
1 large ridge gourd /turai
whole wheat flour /atta/regular chapati flour ( quantity depends on ur size of the turai )
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp corriander leaves chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp asafoetida pwd
1-2 tsp red chilli pwd (you can add or deduct according to your taste buds )
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
Wash ,trim and grate ( do not peel the turai ) the turai in a mixing bowl,squeeze all the water in seperate bowl (do not throw the water of turai,its very nutritious ) .Mix atta,corriander leaves,green chillies,red chiili pwd,salt in the grated turai and mix well to form a dough,if necesaary use the turai water which was kept aside and make a soft dough,meanwhile heat the tawa/griddle/pan and sprinkle some oil on it,dry your palms and apply little ( grease both ur hands ) oil on it and take a orange size ball and flatten it like puri size by your other hand fingers and make hole with your finger right on centre and place it gently on the heated tava.Drizzle generously some oil all over and let it cook till evenly brown on both the sides .Serve hot with green chutney or pickles.
pls note :After the dough is made use that dough immediately and do not keep for a while as it will start getting more and more softer and sticky because of its high water content and please do not throw the juice as its very healthy and nutritious ,if not in this dough then you can use in any side dish or while making chapati dough,sometimes it might be slightly bitter but still its very nutritious.