Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth

October 15, 2020mayurisjikoni
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Recipe Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth

Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth is a flatbread which I prepared using a gluten free flour, grated paneer and green chutney. I used leftover chutney. With a bit of extra spices and salt Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth is a change from the usual fasting food or Samo Khichdi or Sabudana Khichdi. 

What is Thalipeeth?

Thalipeeth is a flatbread from the Maharashtrian Cuisine. Generally, a multi grain flour called bhajanee is used. Spices, chopped onion, fresh coriander are added to the soft dough. By the way, experts pat the soft dough onto the hot tawa or skillet using their fingers. But, I can’t do that! Thalipeeth is usually served with yogurt and homemade butter.


Fasting Time Thalipeeth

Sometimes, for some of the Hindu Fasting Days grains, legumes, pulses, certain vegetables and spices are not allowed to be consumed. Therefore there is are versions of thalipeeth that can be eaten during fasting days. 


My Story:

As for me, I am not an overtly religious person. A small prayer in the morning, a bit of listening to bhajans, a few mantras and my connection to the Almighty is done for the day. However, that doesn’t mean out of sight, out of mind! Perhaps, Adhik Maas or Purshottam Maas as its called came at the right time, during this Covid Pandemic. In fact, the year is nearly ending and yet there seems no respite from the teeny weeny organism that we cannot see. That’s when I thought “that’s a sign from Vishnu Bhawan, a month long fast during the Pandemic, dedicated to the holy month of Adhik Maas”. Thus, asked my sister in law how she was going to fast and she advised  farali fasting. Therefore, this means no grains, legumes, pulses, rice, onion, garlic and so many vegetables and spices get cut off. 


How did I decide to prepare Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth?

Finally, the Adhik Maas fast is nearly coming to an end, Friday 16th Oct is the last day. In reality, Farali Fasting or Ekadashi Fasting can be a carb loaded fasting if you don’t have only fruits and milk. And this for a whole month would be too much carbs. So, I’ve tried to have a balanced meal with fruits and vegetables, using amaranth, water chestnut and tapioca flours, quinoa, paneer, yogurt and milk.  The last few days I didn’t feel like having sabudana khichdi. I’ve run out of barnyard millet (samo, moriyo) and still have a large quantity of farali flour left. Therefore, the idea to make thalipeeth with it was initiated. I had a bit of green chutney and added that to the dough. Overall result – a delicious and healthy Farali Food which I enjoyed thoroughly with some plain yogurt. 


Ingredients Required for Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth:

Farali Flour – these days its easily available in all Indian Grocery Stores. It usually contains amaranth (rajgira), water chestnut (singhada) and tapioca pearl (sabudana) flours. Please read the packet label properly if you’re making the thalipeeth for fasting day.  Sometimes the flour is mixed with wheat flour. 

Paneer – home made is the best. But if you don’t have time then use a good quality ready made one.

Green Chutney – green chutney  made using coriander, mint or raw mango, with ginger, chilli, lemon juice and cumin.  If you’re making for fasting day, make sure it does not contain onion or garlic. To find green chutney recipe click here.

Cumin Seeds – jeera

Sesame Seeds – tal, sim sim. 

Fresh Ginger – grated or minced

Green Chillis – if required, minced

Rock Salt – Sendha Namak

Oil/Ghee – make sure the oil is made from grain like corn oil. Its best to use ghee if possible.


Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Satvik as it has no onion or garlic
  • Vegetarian



Chutney & Paneer Thalipeeth is a delicious, gluten free, protein rich flatbread that can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with a curry as part of a main meal.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, fasting food, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 pieces


  • cup Farali Flour
  • ¾ cup paneer grated
  • ½ cup green chutney
  • ½ tsp rock salt
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp green chilli minced
  • 1 tbsp oil/ghee
  • extra oil/ghee for shallow frying


  • Add flour to a mixing bowl.
  • Add all the other ingredients except for the extra oil/ghee.
  • Bring everything together to form a soft dough. The chutney I used was enough to form the dough. You can add water if required.
  • Put a tawa or frying pan over medium to low heat.
  • Divide the dough roughly into eight parts. Roll into balls.
  • Take a chopping board and dab it with some water. Place a small cotton cloth or parchment paper on it. (6" X 6" is ideal).
  • Place one ball on the cloth or the parchment paper.
  • Wet your fingers with some water. Pat the dough into a circle of about 5-6 inches.
  • Lift the two corners of the cloth or paper at the top.
  • Place the thalipeeth on the tawa, the cloth or paper will be on top.
  • Peel the cloth or paper away.
  • Allow the thalipeeth to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Flip it and allow it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Drizzle oil around the sides. Roast on both sides till brown specks appear.
  • Repeat the steps using the rest of the dough.
  • Serve thalipeeth with plain yogurt or a curry.


  • The chutney and homemade paneer were moist so I didn't need to add any water. Add water is the dough is hard as it makes patting it into shape easier.
  • Adjust ginger and chilli according to the taste of the chutney as sometimes it can be extra spicy.
  • I didn't add any lemon juice as my chutney had raw mango. If required, add about 1 tbsp of lemon juice. 
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  • Bless my food by Payal

    October 15, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a change from regular fasting food. It has all the taste, innovation, health and newness. I am sure it tastes awesome.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much Shailender, of all the new recipes I’ve tried this Adhik Maas, besides my salads, I like this one the best. It turned out really tasty. Try the recipe for Navratra.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    October 18, 2020 at 4:04 am

    5 stars
    This is one of the best Farali recipe I have come across. It looks so tasty , well made and inviting. I like the flavour of sesame seeds that get roasted while making the Thalipeeth. Although I do not fast during Navratri but I observe them very strictly avoiding even eggs.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha, you can even try it any day any time as a healthier flatbread. I usually don’t fast all 9 days but do on the 8th day. We too avoid meat and eggs.

  • Maria

    October 19, 2020 at 10:23 am

    5 stars
    Such a fab idea! It’s rustic and simple and yet so flavourful, healthy and filling! A complete meal in a roti – perfect for travel and lunchbox.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 19, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much Maria, you’ve so right because of the paneer its filling and one can have it on its own.

  • Hem lata srivastava

    October 20, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Chutney thalipeeth is such a wonderful idea, a must try recipe. I am going to make it for myself in this festive season.
    Nicely explained.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 20, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much Hem Lata. Please try and let me know if your enjoyed it.

  • Pavani

    October 21, 2020 at 6:11 am

    5 stars
    This is such an amazing protein packed and nutritious thalipeeth. Love the addition of paneer in here. Green chutney must have added so much flavor. Lovely share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much Pavani and the chutney definitely added the required flavors.

  • Swati

    October 21, 2020 at 6:41 am

    5 stars
    I love this variation of thalipeeth with paneer and this spicy chutney.. some curd and it is a filling meal.. can have not only for fasting but all for breakfast on regular days too

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much Swati and you’re so right can have it any time any day.

  • Preethicuisine

    October 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

    5 stars
    I love thalipeeth. This paneer chutney thalipeeth is on my todo list. I can’t wait to try this healthy and delicious dish. A perfect dish for Navratri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Please try it.

  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    October 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

    5 stars
    This sounds really interesting! I always feel when we have restrictions to our meals, we come up with really innovative ideas, and this is truly one of them… Seeing all these recipes, I am tempted to drop into the nearby Indian store that sells stuff that you don’t get anywhere else… hehe…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Rafeeda, and you’re right we come up with so many variations whenever there are restrictions. Do try it and if your family loves paneer, they may enjoy these thalipeeth.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    October 21, 2020 at 9:08 am

    5 stars
    I often make thalipeeth but never added paneer to it. This is a twist to the usual one, it must have tasted delicious.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Jayashree and yes its a twist to the original upvas thalipeeth.

  • Superduper kitchen

    October 21, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    5 stars
    Love this thalipeeth with the farali flour. I have not come across or made a thalipeeth with green chutney. It sounds interesting for me. Also, our fasting differs from people in the North and love to know the different ways people fast and worship God.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much Niranjana. The whole idea came about as we sometimes add a bit of leftover chutney to theplas. As I couldn’t roll it, the next best option was to make thalipeeth.

  • Lata Lala

    October 21, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    5 stars
    Thalipeeth with chutney and paneer sounds very interesting Mayuri. I totally agree that fasting food can be made intresting by some innovation and some out of the box thinking like this.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 21, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much Lata. With recipes like these, I don’t have to make something different for hubby when I’m fasting as he happily has thalipeeth.

  • Uma Srinivas

    October 22, 2020 at 1:57 am

    5 stars
    This is new to me but sounds healthy and delicious. I will definitely look for farali flour at the Indian grocery store next time when I visit. Who will say no to nutritious flatbread for breakfast!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you so much Uma. Please try the recipe.

  • Poonam bachhav

    October 22, 2020 at 10:26 am

    I make a similar fasting thalipeeth but use grated bottle gourd in it. I liked your idea of using green chutney and paneer in it. Going to try this today itself.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam, I found that paneer not only provided the required protein during Adhik Maas but also is very filling.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    October 23, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    Wow mayuriji, thalipeeth with chutney and paneer looks very inviting! thats a nice idea to add chutney, must add a nice zing ! As rafeeda said, when we have less options to cook, we do come up with great ideas! this is one delicious and colorful meal!!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 24, 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. The addition of chutney did add a delightful zing to the thalipeeth.

  • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    October 24, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I’m yet to try any kind of thalipeeth recipe in my kitchen, this paneer and chutney version sounds good. Lovely farali recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 24, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Must try it, its delicious and easy to make and very versatile.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    October 26, 2020 at 3:27 am

    5 stars
    I can be fasting year along with recipes like this. This is just the best farali recipe with all flavors. Loved the idea of using green chutney in the dough. I have to try this even for our regular aata roti.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya. I sometimes add leftover chutney to my thepla recipe.

  • Padma Veeranki

    October 28, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    5 stars
    Thalipeeth with chutney and paneer sounds very interesting and yum 😋 …. I completely agree that fasting food should not be boring & can be made interesting & innovative.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Padma. We loved this thalipeeth.

  • Archana

    October 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    5 stars
    Sounds delicious. I would love to fast just so that I can get some of this yum fare that you have been posting regularly. Does that make me an atheist? Love the thalipeeth with paneer. Been ages since I made thalipeeth.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 29, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Archana, all the fasting recipes are also equally enjoyable when you’re not fasting. Go on try them.

  • Lathiya

    November 3, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Thalipeeth is such a healthy dish to have. Your chutney and paneer thalipeeth is so flavorful and delicious.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 3, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Lathiya.

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