Dhapate Recipe – Authentic Maharashtrian multigrain flatbread flavored with onion, garlic and spices. Super easy, nutritious and flavorful breakfast or snack dish!
What is Dhapate?
Dhapate is an authentic Maharashtrian thalipeeth / multi-grain flatbread and extremely healthy and delicious. It is one of the easy and quick Indian flatbread recipes which is perfect for breakfast or snack. It is a staple breakfast dish many Maharashtrian / Indian homes. These nutritious flatbreads are made with 3 types of flours and flavored with garlic, onion, cilantro and spices.
The process of making Dhapate is pretty stright-forward. You will need to combine all the ingredients together to make a dough and pat the dough to get the round shape disc and fry them on a pan. These can also be deep-fried.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
These are wholesome and packed with flavors.
Can be easily made with pantry staples without any appliances.
Perfect for breakfast or snack.
Jowar / Sorghum Flour – Traditionally sorghum flour is used to make the Dhapate. I haven’t tried to replace it with any other flours but you may try Oats flour. You can get sorghum flour or jowar flour from any Indian grocery stores.
Wheat Flour – Indian atta or any wheat flour can be used.
Besan / Gram Flour – It adds flavor and protein to the flatbreads. Chickpea flour can also be used.
Garlic – Use freshly crushed or minced garlic for the best flavor. If you want to substitute it with garlic powder, swap it with ¾ teaspoon of garlic powder.
Sesame Seeds – You can skip if you want.
Cumin Seeds – The traditional recipe requires whole cumin seeds. However, they can be replaced with cumin powder. It gives flavor and improves digestion.
Ajwain / Carom Seeds – You can get them at any Indian grocery stores or online. Or skip them if you don’t have them handy.
Turmeric Powder – Gives a beautiful color.
Red Chilli Powder – Adjust the quantity of red chili powder according to your taste. Substitute it with cayenne pepper.
Onion – Make sure you chop them finely.
Cilantro – Do not skip cilantro if possible.
Salt & Oil
How to make it vegan?
This recipe is naturally vegan but traditionally it is served with yogurt and butter. Serve it with plant-based yogurt or any other dips if you are vegan.
Serve warm with any pickle, chutney, dip, butter or yogurt.
They are equally delicious without any sidedish as well.
Tips & Notes:
If you are a beginner, I would recommend you to start with small dough balls. It will be easier to you to shape the dough and transfer it to the pan.
Do not cook them over a very high flame, the dough will remain uncooked.
You can also add some yogurt to the dough for a different taste.
Grease your fingers with some oil while shaping the dough.
The dough should be soft. Always add water little by little to get it right. Add more flour or liquid to get the correct consistency.
Grated carrot or any other greens can also be added.
The dough can be refrigerated for a day.
Cooked Dhapate can stay fresh for a day at room temratature or can be refrigerated for 2-3 days. They can be reheated using a stovetop or microwave.
Step by step instructions:
Combine all the ingredients except oil in a mixing bowl.
Mix them all together with your fingers or spoon.
Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
Pour a tablespoon of oil on top and coat it well.
Cover the dough and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12 equal size balls.
Grease a plastic sheet or parchment paper with a bit of oil and place a dough ball on it.
Gently start pressing the dough with your fingers to make a round disc.
Make a small hole in the middle for even cooking.
Add a few drops of oil in a pan.
Carefully transfer the shaped dough to the pan.
Drizzle some oil and cook on both sides until cooked and browned.
Remove it from the pan and serve hot with pickle, raita, yogurt or butter.
Few more Indian breakfast recipes on the blog:
Recipe adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor
How to make dhapate recipe video below:
Dhapate – Maharashtrian Multigrain Flatbread
- 1 Cup Sorghum Flour
- ½ Cup Wheat Flour
- ¼ Cup Besan / Gram Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Crushed Garlic (5or6 small garlic cloves)
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
- ½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- ½ Teaspoon Ajwain / Carom Seeds
- ¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- ½ Tablespoon Red Chilli Powder / Cayenne Pepper
- Salt to taste
- ⅓ Cup Chopped Onion
- 2-3 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
- 1 Tablespoon Oil for dough (extra for roasting)
- Combine all the ingredients except oil in a mixing bowl.
- Mix them all together with your fingers or spoon.
- Add water little by little and make a soft dough.
- Pour a tablespoon of oil on top and coat it well.
- Cover the dough and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal size balls.
- Grease a plastic sheet or parchment paper with a bit of oil and place a dough ball on it.
- Gently start pressing the dough with your fingers to make a round disc.
- Make a small hole in the middle for even cooking.
- Add a few drops of oil to a pan.
- Carefully transfer the shaped dough to the pan.
- Drizzle some oil and cook on both sides until cooked and browned.
- Remove it from the pan and serve hot with pickle, raita, yogurt or butter.
Nutrition values are estimates only.