Dhapate is a spicy, flavorful and delicious roti (flatbread) from Maharashtra. Highlight of this bread is the coarsely ground cumin, garlic and green chili
1 cup Wholewheat Flour ((Atta))
½ cup Jowar flour ((Sorghum ))
½ cup Besan ((Chickpea flour))
1 onion (Small , finely chopped)
1 ~ 2 Chilies (Green)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp Ginger+Garlic (paste)
¼ tsp chili powder (Red)
6 ~ 8 Curry leaves (, finely chopped)
3 tbsps cilantro (, finely chopped)
to taste Salt
Using a mortar and pestle or a blender, corasely grind green chilies, cumin seeds and garlic.
Combine flours, onion, ground green chili paste, ginger+garlic paste, red chili powder, curry leaves, cilantro and salt in a mixing bowl. Add just enough water, mix and knead into a soft dough. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8~10 equal size pieces. Roll them out into 5~6" round rotis adding dry flour as needed.
Cook the rotis on hot griddle/ tawa until brown spots form on both sides, about 1~2 minutes per side. Keep covered in a kitchen towel until ready to serve.
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