How to make Dhapate - Mixed flour shallow-fried snack.

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Jowar flour

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Dhapate Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Dhapate checkout Masala Khakhra, Puran Poli, Kid Friendly Muffins, Healthy Pizza . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Paneer and Soya Wrap, Sick, Rotli Pizza, Sausage Rolls with Homemade Chunky Barbecue Sauce.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dhapate Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) ½ cup

  • Jowar flour 1 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) ¼ cup

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1½ teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 5-6

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2-3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • White sesame seeds to sprinkle

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Mix together jowar flour, wheat flour, gram flour, carom seeds, cumin seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garlic, onion, coriander leaves and salt in a bowl.

Step 2

Add sufficient water and knead into soft dough. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Divide the dough into twelve equal portions and spread evenly on a plastic sheet. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and prick some holes all over.

Step 4

Heat some oil on a non-stick tawa. Place the dhapates, one by one, on it and shallow-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Serve hot with white butter.