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Spicy Maharashtrian Flatbread

Dhapate (Spicy Maharashtrian Flatbread)

Dhapate is a spicy, flavorful and delicious roti (flatbread) from Maharashtra. Highlight of this bread is the coarsely ground cumin, garlic and green chili paste -- this adds so much flavor and makes the whole kitchen smell great. Serve with some pickle and yogurt for a filling meal.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: maharashtrian
Servings: 8 roti

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour (Atta)
  • ½ cup Jowar flour (Sorghum )
  • ½ cup besan (Chickpea flour)
  • 1 onion Small , finely chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 Chilies Green
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp chili powder Red
  • 6 ~ 8 curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps cilantro , finely chopped
  • To taste salt

Instructions

  • Using a mortar and pestle or a blender, corasely grind green chilies, cumin seeds and garlic.
  • Combine flours, onion, ground green chili paste, ginger+garlic paste, red chili powder, curry leaves, cilantro and salt in a mixing bowl. Add just enough water, mix and knead into a soft dough. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 8~10 equal size pieces. Roll them out into 5~6" round rotis adding dry flour as needed.
  • Cook the rotis on hot griddle/ tawa until brown spots form on both sides, about 1~2 minutes per side. Keep covered in a kitchen towel until ready to serve.

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