Varai tandul thalipeeth / varai rice thalipith

Varai Tandul Thalipeeth, also known as Varai Rice Thalipith, is a traditional Indian flatbread made from a combination of varai (a type of fern root) flour and rice flour. It is a popular dish in Maharashtra, India and is typically consumed during fasting periods.

To make Varai Tandul Thalipeeth, you will need:

  • 1 cup varai flour (fern root flour)
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Water as needed


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the varai flour, rice flour, salt, cumin powder, and red chili powder. Mix well.
  2. Add oil or ghee and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add water and knead until a smooth dough is formed. Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into a small circle.
  6. Heat a pan or griddle over medium heat.
  7. Once hot, place the rolled out dough on the pan or griddle and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  8. Remove from heat and serve with yogurt or any other curry.

You can adjust the seasoning and spices according to your taste. Varai Tandul Thalipeeth is a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional flatbreads and is a perfect option for fasting days. Enjoy your Varai Tandul Thalipeeth!






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