Methi Thepla

I came around posting the recipe for this many times in the past. But always ended up not doing it. We make this pretty often at home. 
This works handy on days that you are tired of cooking full meals however you can team this up with potato-tomato gravy or curd based raita.
DH prefers this to be teamed with different kind of gravies so I often end up making something unusual with this.
This time I made a quick curry using fresh corn kernels and fenugreek. It was well recieved.
I also made a quick stir fried rice using corns for the little one as he is not too fond of theplas for dinner.

1 cup fresh chopped fenugreek/ 1/4 cup dried fenugreek (kasuri methi)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn coriander-cumin seeds powder
1 tspn ginger paste (optional)
1 tbsp fine sugar (powdered is preferred)- Skip if you prefer soft theplas
2 tbsp tamarind pulp/ curd 
2 tbsp hot oil 
luke warm water as needed
salt to taste
1) Wash the chopped fenugreek under running tap water. Sprinkle some salt and set aside. (Skip this step for dried fenugreek)
2) If using dried fenugreek, then soak it in some water (about 2-3 tbsp)
3)Sift the flour in a large basin, add all the ingredients one after the other, starting with hot oil and rubbing it in the flour
4) Add the water at the last and use only as needed
5) Make a semi stiff dough.
6) Cover it and set aside
7) Roll out thin theplas using small balls of the dough. You can decide the thickness of the thepla as per families preference. Try not to use any dry flour , if required use oil
8)On a hot griddle, place the rolled out thepla, reduce the flame and flip over the other side.
9)Let it cook completely, lightly tapping and moving in circular motion. Use a kitchen towel for assitance
10) Flip over once and immediately take it off flame.
11) Brush with ghee if you like (I don't)

Serve with chunda (sweet and spicy mango pickle), pickle or gravy of your choice.


preeti garg said...

Awesome Thepla.... I prefer this with green chili pickle..

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vaishali sabnani said...

Theplas r real life savers..very handy while travelling..we carry leele marcha nu athanu...along with it:0..ah..the green chilli pickle..

Sowmya Karthy said...

I love theplas... I made them a week ago.. Should be posting it tomorrow for BM #19... Your look good...


Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

nice one...

simran said...

very nice........tasty and healthy too!

Priya said...

Thats a super healthy and my kind of thepla..loving it.

Sharans Samayalarai said...

Looks perfect.. First time in your space... Happy to follow :)

Do check my blog when you find time...

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Srivalli Jetti said...

Love theplas though wonder why I don't make them...

Krithi Karthi said...

Healthy colorful preparation.. wish you could send it to serve it event this month

Akila said...

never heard of this... but lov to try..

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Now Serving said...

Thepla looks great dear! Awesome recipe dear :)

DivyaGCP said...

Definitely want to try this theplas..

Pavani said...

Healthy & nutritious dish for any time of the day.

Chef Mireille said...

i tried to make this once before but it was a bust...I had added too much water I think..will have to try again

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Nutritious theplas and a very good substitute for the regular rotis and parathas!

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