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Besan Thalipeeth Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups besan (chickpea flour)
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Salt to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Flat griddle

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, add the besan, wheat flour, onion, coriander leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, oil and salt.
2. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough.
3. Divide the dough into small balls.
4. Take one ball and flatten it on a flat griddle.
5. Cook the thalipeeth on both sides until it is golden brown.
6. Serve hot with yogurt or chutney.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Temperature: Medium heat
Serving Size: 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 6g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Wheat flour can be substituted with oat flour.
- Onion can be substituted with grated carrot.
- Coriander leaves can be substituted with mint leaves.
- Green chillies can be substituted with red chilli powder.

- The thalipeeth can be made with different combinations of flours like jowar, bajra, ragi etc.
- The thalipeeth can be topped with grated cheese or chopped nuts for added flavour.

Tips and tricks:
- The dough should not be too soft or too hard.
- The thalipeeth should be cooked on medium heat to get the perfect texture.

Storage instructions:
The thalipeeth can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
The thalipeeth can be reheated in a pan or in the microwave.

Presentation ideas:
The thalipeeth can be served with a dollop of butter or ghee on top.

The thalipeeth can be garnished with chopped coriander leaves or grated coconut.

The thalipeeth can be served with yogurt or chutney.

Suggested side dishes:
The thalipeeth can be served with a side of curd or pickle.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the thalipeeth is not cooked properly, increase the heat and cook for a few more minutes.
- If the thalipeeth is too dry, add a few drops of water and knead the dough again.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients.
- Wash your hands before handling the ingredients.

Food history:
Besan Thalipeeth is a traditional Indian flatbread made with a combination of flours and spices. It is a popular breakfast dish in Maharashtra.

Flavor profiles:
The thalipeeth has a savory and spicy flavor.

Serving suggestions:
The thalipeeth can be served as a breakfast dish or as a snack.

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Taste: Savory, Spicy, Nutty, Tangy, Crunchy