Breakfast, Indian breads

Sabbakki Soppu Thalipitta ~ North Karnataka Special ~ Flatbread recipe

Northern Parts of
Karnataka especially Belgaum, Gulbarga districts share their culinary tastes
with parts of Maharashtra. And therefore some recipes are overlapping. One such
dish is the Thalipeeth (in Marathi) called Thalipitta. Today’s dish is from the
border region of Karnataka with its flavour of the flat bread from Maharashtra,
but with its unique twist.

This was a hallmark
dish that my grandmom’s dear friend and neighbour Shanthamma Ajji (ajji
means grandmom) used to make so well, and she was a wonderful lady who taught
us all so many unique dishes from that region. We make it usually for breakfast
or an evening snack but it augers well for even a heavy lunch.

A couple of these
flatbreads with some curd or pickle and it fills you up for hours. Do try it
out as this dish goes to BM Buffet under Karnataka cuisine. Presenting Sabbakki
Soppu Thalipitta (Dill leaves flatbread with mixed flours). Another traditional accompaniment to this Thalipitta is Huchchellu Pudi (recipe soon!)


Prep time : 25 mins |
Cook time : 15 mins | Makes : 8 – 10 medium Flatbreads

Serving suggestions :
Curd / Yoghurt and any pickle. Jaggery also works.

Cuisine : South
Indian, Spice level : medium – high, course : breakfast or snack


  • Dill leaves (finely
    chopped) – 1 large cup
  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Ragi / Finger millet
    flour – ½ cup
  • Jowar (sorghum flour)
    – ¼ cup
  • Onions – 3 medium,
    minced fine
  • Cumin / Jeera seeds –
    ½ TBSP
  • Fresh or frozen Grated
    coconut – ½ cup
  • Hing / Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Green chillies – 6 to
    7 (adjust spice) – finely minced
  • Jaggery – 1 TBSP
  • Warm water – to make
    the dough (use as little water as reqd)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to pan fry the



  1. Wash, drain and
    finely chop the dill leaves. Ensure it has no extra water. Dry on kitchen
    towels if required.
  2. As shown in the
    picture, in a large flat plate, take 3-4 TBSP of water, add cumin, hing, jaggery
    , salt and mix well. Now add the coconut, onions, dill leaves, mix well and
    leave for 5-6 mins. The salt and onions will leave some more residual water.
  3. Now add the chillies,
    flours one by one and start kneading, taking care to only sprinkle warm water
    as you work on the dough. As you start kneading the onions will leave some more
    water so it will make kneading easier. Make it to a pliable dough – neither too
    soft or hard. Cover for 8-10 mins.
  4. Take small portions
    and with the help of greased fingers, flatten the bread on an oiled ziplock
    (plaintain leaves work best for this). Slowly peel out the flatbread and place
    on a hot tava (skillet) and drizzle oil in the centre and around, cook on a
    medium flame on both sides (about 2 mins per flatbread).
  5. Remove to a plate and
    serve hot with yoghurt, pickle, jaggery on the side.



1)    Don’t
skip the grated coconut – it balances the heat from the chillies and the dill leaves

2)    if
you want to refrigerate the dough, keep in an airtight container. Make sure to
bring to room temperature before flatten the dough.


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  1. vaishali sabnani

    I love thalipeeth ! Every time i am in Mumbai I must go to enjoy it at the Maharashtrian restaurant , Aaswad ! now i have to change the venue , will head to your house for this awesome version of this delicious flat bread.

  2. MySpicyKitchen

    Each state has something similar to thalipeeth. Thalipitta looks flavorful with all those herbs and chilies.

  3. Ahhh Kalyani missing sabbakki soppu a bit here, can imagine the flavor of this thalipitta. Mouthwatering here….

  4. cookingwithsapana

    Thalipitta looks so tasty with all those green goodies.

  5. The food looks awesome and am sure, the taste must be heavenly as well.
    home delivery

  6. Sneha's Recipe

    These thalipitta look stunning nice presentation.

  7. spinach thalipitta yum and healthy

  8. Dill leaves loaded thalipitta looks absolutely gorgeous, i rarely cook with dill leaves and this roti is pulling me to give a try.

  9. Heavenly food. These thalipeeths are making me drool ????

  10. The Pumpkin Farm

    coming from belgaum, i feel, it is maharashtrian city…well..never mind the dispute that is now settled and accepted…but then i put it out as maharashtrians from belgaim adapted to their new home state's cuisine….my granny made this kachcha thalipeetha aal the time….it does not use roasted flours and hence we call it kaccha thalipeetha….it looks good, but dont think ragi was popularly used…

  11. It looks delicious and healthy..i rarely cook with dill leaves, would love to try this.

  12. Love this Karnataka version of thalipeeth. Adding dill, coconut and jaggery is quite interesting.

  13. Gayathri Kumar

    I have had this dill leaves when in Mysore but unfortunately we don't get it here. You bread with the leaves sounds so flavourful..

  14. Looks good Kal. Never have tried making this one.

  15. A friend of mine from Shimoga calls them thalipeth. Whatever they are called I love the rustic looks of the filling rottis.

  16. I am not sure whether my earlier comment went thru. If it did, just ignore it. Loving these filling flatbread with rustic look. Definitely that jiggery addition is new to me.

  17. Chef Mireille

    looks hearty and healthy

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