If the English eat Pancakes for breakfast, we eat Thalipeeth with looni (or white butter)…said one of my friends in Pune! It was way back in 2007 , I was working in Pune , and was having a quick breakfast with my collegues before the start of banking hours..A typical Puneite does boast of just being a Punekar ( no offences…I admire that though) and ofcourse of their native stuff, be it Sinhagad Fort , DagduSheth Ganpati or Sujata’s Mastani or ofcourse Thalipeeth!! So for a typical punekar..my collegue , a Thalipeeth with Loni is no less than an english Pancake with Maple syrup , perhaps ,even better. And I agree…not only does it score more on the nutritional value , its delicious start for a long day too!! So lets make a traditional Marathi Breakfast today…. My twist….along with the Thalipeeth bhajani ( I got a readymade one , ofcourse from Pune the Sakas-By Sahastrabudhhes, but Kpra or Bedekar’s are good too) I used makai ka atta or cornmeal too…and it tastes yumm too! A Thalipeeth Bhajani ingredients vary slightly ,depending on the brands , but it predominantly has Rice,Chana Dal(Bengal Gram) , Urad Dal and some seasonings like coriander powder,fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds etc. pulses like Matki,moong ,Masur etc can be added too. The above mixture is roasted and ground into a powder in flour mill. My mom in law used to make one at home , but we found readymades good enough, and acquired with least efforts…..So now,the Choice is yours!