Wheat Flour Dhirdi (Pancakes)

Dhirdi is a Maharastrian favorite. It can be made with a combination of any flour you have in the house. Today I used wheat flour with besan, semolina and rice flour. The dough can be flavored any way you like.

You will need
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rice flour
2 tbsp. besan
2 tbsp. semolina
1/2 onion, chopped
a bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. coriander and cumin powder
1 serrano pepper, deseeded and minced
5 curry leaves
salt to taste

In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.

Add about 2 cups of water and whisk together. The resultant batter should be thick but pouring consistency. Add more water if needed.

Heat a griddle pan. Coat with oil an in a couple minutes wipe clean with moist paper towel. On the hot griddle put a ladle of the mixture. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes. Uncover, turn over and cook for another 4 minutes.

Take off heat and serve hot with tomato chutney.


  1. That is a very interesting blend of flours, Varada. Sounds similar to a ghavan which I made a while ago.


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