Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

Here is me sharing my Gujrati Thepla Recipe, but before that some facts. 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. I 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?

My partner has travelled India more than I have done. 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.

what is methi thepla

Methi Thepla (मेथी थेपला) originates from Gujarat region of India and is popular in Jain community. Thepla differs from normal chappatti as thepla is multigrained. Shelf life is a thepla is relatively longer and is a good travel companion. Thepla is different from paratha. You make thepla from fresh fenugreek leaves by kneading it with the dough. In paratha, dough is knead separately and then stuffing is added,

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.

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. This can be it missing ingredients or wrong proportions or cutting corners while cooking/ making.

method

  • Mix all the ingredients (Wheat Flour, Gram flour, Fresh fenugreek leaves, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, asafoetida, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, salt, sugar and oil). Knead this into a soft dough with the help of lukewarm water.
  • 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.
  • 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. Thepla is ready.

This methi thepla

  • Is easy to make and tastes delicious
  • Has shelf life of 2-3 days if kept refrigerated.
  • Is vegan
Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

serving suggestion

Serve hot thepla with yogurt or pickle.

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


Gujrati Methi Thepla Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Methi Thepla Recipe

Methi Thepla is a flatbread and a popular Gujarati snack. Methi Thepla is made from fresh fenugreek leaves.
3.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Pieces
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Gram flour / Besan
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh fenugreek leaves Washed, drained & finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • Oil For Shallow Frying
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar

Instructions
 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Methi Thepla Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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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