Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

1997 miles! Yes thats what India measures from North to South, and “1822 miles” from east to west. With such massive country size dialects and culture changes every 50 miles and so does food and eating habits.
I never got chance to visit western part of India, and was less exposed to things it offers till moved to a cosmopolitan city. Guess what I got introduced to more flavours of India while I got to UK than I ever got in India, shocking! Isn’t it?

Kapil (my partner) is widely travelled in India and he has been to all four corners of India and he suggested me to try out thepla once from a local grocery shop in London.

Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

I had my first thepla with tea as part of a lazy Sunday brunch and no surprises that I loved it. Taste of thepla awakened the chef in me to try out myself as I was not convinced to eat store bought long life stuff (I feel that’s less healthy).

Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

A bit of trial and it was pleasantly easy to make theplas at home. Here are soft flavourful theplas made using fenugreek (methi). As I always insist, key to success of a recipe is ingredients, its proportions and how do you make it. Most of the failures happen if one of these go wrong, be it missing ingredients or wrong proportions or cutting corners while cooking/ making.

Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

Methi Thepla (मेथी थेपला) originates from Gujrat region of India and is popular in Jain community. It differs from normal chappatti that thepla is multigrained. Shelf life is a thepla is relatively longer and is a good travel companion.

Lets get to detailed step by step recipe of this fenugreek thepla.

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Prep Time 15 Mins
Cook Time 20 Mins
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Prep Time 15 Mins
Cook Time 20 Mins
Servings
Pieces
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the above ingredients and knead into a soft dough with the help of lukewarm water.
    Preparing dough for thelpa
  2. Heat a Tava/Pan/Griddle on medium flame and divide the dough into 8 small balls. Now with the help of rolling pin, roll out each ball into a flat circle of around 6-7 inch diameter.
    Rolling thepla | Thepla recipe
  3. Place the rolled thepla on the heated pan. Flip it after a minute. Sprinkle oil on the cooked side and flip again. Press and cook this side until golden brown spots appear. Sprinkle oil on the other side, flip, press and cook this side too.
  4. Repeat this process for the remaining dough balls. Serve them hot with mint- Coriander chutney, Green Chilli pickle and Masala Tea.
    Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | Your Food Fantasy By Meenu Gupta
Recipe Notes
  • If you are planning to make theplas for your travel, knead the dough entirely in yogurt instead of water.
  • Add a little extra oil while kneading as well as cooking to ensure the theplas remain soft even after reheating.
  • Always cook them on medium heat.
  • You can opt for Kasuri Methi if fresh Methi leaves are not available.
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2 thoughts on “Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

  1. Super like.. I got exposed to thepla very recently and I love it too. I used to make methi parathas but after exploring the advanced version of my parathas as thepla with more interesting ingredients I happily switched my side.

    And believe me not but yesterday only I had thepla for breakfast making them with ditto ingredients… 😆🤗😁

    1. That’s nice to hear that you also a fan of Theplas 🙂 Glad you liked this. Keep coming for more. Much love 🙂

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