Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread

Dhapate is type of Maharashtrian roti /paratha made by using multi grain flours, herbs and spices. The paratha can either be roasted on a griddle or can be deep fried .

Maharashtra occupies a vast area geographically and the food available in different regions is completely different . It is interesting to note the diversity of this cuisine . Since there’s abundant produce of rice and millets , Jowar , bajra , Ragi are used for most breads .

Maharashtrian Flatbreads can be wheat-based, such as the traditional trigonal ghadichi poli or the round chapati that is more common in urban areas. Bhakri is an unleavened bread made using a variety of millets like bajra , jowar and even rice . It forms part of daily meals in rural areas. Thalipeeth happens to be one of the most popular flatbread of this state .

I had made Dhapate long back and had completely forgotten it’s taste , so wanted to give it a try all over again . It fitted perfectly in the alphabet D slot for the theme Flatbreads and More . Pradnya came to my rescue and gave me a authentic recipe . Dhapate is a multigrain bread which can be roasted on a tawa or you have the option of deep frying . The fried version is reserved for festivals , well Mega Marathon is no less than a festival , so I decided to deep fry . I am sure you guys will agree to this .

 Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread

Dhapate is usually served with a bowl of fresh curd and dry chutneys , of course it can also be served with a typical Maharashtrian menu . I naturally took Pradnya’s help to design this menu , which we all loved . Here is the menu

Moong Usal
Thecha
Sheengdana Chutney
Dahi
Kachumber
Amarkhand

You can also check some of the  Maharashtrian Thalis

Maharashtrian Mini Meal

Protein based Maharashtrian Thali 

Maharashtrian Thali

 Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread

Dhapate, the Maharashtrian bread

Ingredients

1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp carom seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped coriander
Salt to taste

Method

Sweat the onions by mixing and rubbing them with salt .
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix it to form a soft dough gradually adding the needed water.
Pinch out lemon sized balls.
Using a plastic sheet flatten the ball , then press with hands to make a disc of 4-5”.
Make a hole in the centre .
Roast them by brushing oil on them or deep fry till nice and golden .
I have deep fried them .

 Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread

Some more Maharashtrian dishes

Paalakchi Patal Bhaji

Mungachi Usal

Missal Pav

Bharela Bataka

 Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread

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Dhapate
Dhapate is type of Maharashtrian roti /paratha made by using multi grain flours, herbs and spices. The paratha can either be roasted on a griddle or can be deep fried .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sweat the onions by mixing and rubbing them with salt .
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix it to form a soft dough gradually adding the needed water.
  3. Pinch out lemon sized balls.
  4. Using a plastic sheet flatten the ball , then press with hands to make a disc of 4-5”.
  5. Make a hole in the centre .
  6. Roast them by brushing oil on them or deep fry till nice and golden .
  7. I have deep fried them .
Recipe Notes

12 thoughts on “Dhapate , Maharashtrian bread”

  1. Vaishali, pass me that thali please. You and Valli are killing us with your fantastic thalis. Your deep fried version of dhapate looks so delicious. I don’t have words to describe..

  2. Omg, give me that thali, am seriously drooling over that platter, what a fabulous thali Vaishali, wish a day i could enjoy this kind of thalis from you, so that i can gain few kgs. Dhapate looks absolutely incredible and very crispy, looks like dhapate is the star flatbread today.

  3. I too made dhapate and know how delicious these are. Since yours is a fried version, so it must be incomparable in taste. My words send repetitive to me when I say something about your arranged… So good to describe

  4. Yes,Mega Bm is indeed a festival and you are celebrating it in the right way! Please pass me that platter and I would love to tasteeverything you have made. The clicks look awesome Vaishali.

  5. This maharashtrian platter with dhapate looks so inviting Vaishaliji. Must say this must have tasted awesome. I am bookmarking this dhapate recipe. Attracting me a lot. I am definitely trying this platter. Bookmarking.

  6. Vaishali, I just need that thaali right now please. Love each and every one of your pictures and they are just so tempting. The dhapate is such a new dish but good to see two versions of it on the same day. Will definitely be trying this one out.

  7. Dhapate look so so so tempting and love how they all are the perfect size. It looks like a crunchy flatbread. Definitely will be trying out this flatbread. By the way, the thali is just too tempting. If I ever plan to make a thali I know where to come for tips.

  8. That Dhapate looks so festive and I am sure the fried version would have been out of the world too. When I had served to my folks, they loved it. Your entire thali looks out of the world Vaishali.

  9. Dhapate looks so yummy. Infact your whole platter is mouthwatering. I love such types of bread, one that it contains all healthy flours and second it acts as a finger food for kids.

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