First and Foremost, Thanks a TON , For all the Birthday Wishes!! Love you all :)
And most importantly Special Thank You to my dear friend Rohini, for a Special Birthday Wish on her blog! You are such a sweetheart dear, that was the most special gift for my birthday, and I will always cherish it. (May be after 30 years when I go through my blog and remember my lovely blogger friend wishing me in her post – I would become so nostalgic then– Thank you so much!!)
About my birthday celebration, =(( , I am down with high temperature mostly due to hectic last week and very cold weather here. So birthday went off by visiting doctor, sleeping, sympathizing myself ;), and taking off from work and so getting time for posting this :D yay !!
Couple of months back when I started with food blogging I used to click snaps of every other dish that I used to prepare, so this was one of those long time lying draft…Here it goes….
Most of this generation doesn’t observe Fasts, but I do.
It so happened that whenever Mom used to keep the Sankashtis fast she used to prepare whole lot of Fast Food (yeah, what can be the other word for this!?) and we used to get small chunk of it as Snack or something. I used to be BIG time “J” on Mom for getting to eat much more quantity...hence the tradition of fasting for me, Not to please the GOD but to please my dear tummy!
Mom used to pack a HUGE Dabba for me with Khichdi, Thalipeeth, Fruits, banana chips, Loads of Milk Sweets, on and on and yet she would call up
on regular basis within every half an hour asking “Bhook lagli tar juice vagere ghe..” (If hungry do have juice…),
“Me not Bakasur(!!!), Momma….All this is double of what I have daily (!)” 8-|
Anyways, Gone are those days with HUGE Dabbas, but yeah I still get these calls half hourly asking status of my hunger on Sankashti.
Now the HUGE Dabbas have been replaced with Single Dabba and I try to make single but different Fast dishes every month.
One of my favorite dish is Thalipeeth. Mom used to make different types of “Fast Thalipeeths” – Sabudana (Sago) Thalipeeth, Batatyacha Thalipeeth (Grated Potato), Ratalyacha (Sweet Potato) Thalipeeth etc.(For Non Maharashtrians : Its a multigrain savory pancake traditionally prepared using wet hands to pat the multigrain dough into a pancake, there are couple of videos online where they have shown systematically how it is done.)
I had found this Sago Flour at one of the store, so tried this out, it tastes the same as Sago Thalipeeth just it’s a bit softer version and not crispier like the other one.
Following measurements prepared 4-6 small Thalipeeths.
- Potatoes: About 2-3 medium, peeled and grated (Few people also use boiled ones, but I prefer not boiled they become crispier)
- Sago flour: 1 to 1 ½ cup
- Green chilies: 2 Finely chopped
- Coriander Leaves: Finely chopped
- Peanut Powder: About 4-5 tbsp more if you like it (I normally roast the peanuts at home and crush them in mixer and store it for various dishes)
- Salt to taste
- Tup (Ghee) or Oil to shallow fry
- Mix everything mentioned above except Oil. Knead everything to make soft dough; do not add water the potato gives out enough water for kneading.
(Now, the process of explaining the preparation of thalipeeth is a bit tough, will try from my end. Here it goes)
- Head the griddle and spread oil as required.
- Use a bowl of water to wet your hands frequently, so with wet hands take a big ball of dough and spread it on the Tava as thinly as possible – Moms way to prepare – Its also the traditional way.(Yeah spread on Heated griddle- difficult right ?, try my version – I take plastic of a shape more than the pancake shape I wanna prepare, Apply little water on it so that pancake don’t stick to it, Then with wet hands prepare the required pancake on the plastic, make it as thin as possible. Then make the plastic upside down and put the thalipeeth on tava).
- Make a few holes and put some ghee/oil in the holes and also around the thalipeeth.
- Flip over when the base is light brown and cook other side.
Done !! Traditionally its served with Loni – Makkhan – Homemade Butter. Else it tastes equally great with curd. How can I… I had forgot this final snap of dish in my post.. so sorry :( (its not me its my fever..sympathizing when sick ;))
Fasting or No Fasting, this is one of the most common Light Meal at our place, not at all heavy yet filling :)
Birthday Gifts to Personal Tadka :)
My Awesome blogger friend Rohini shared this lovely award with me.
Thank you dear for one more birthday gift :)
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