Saturday 30 January 2010

Gujarati Methi Thepla

Methi thepla -spicy flat breads made with wheat flour and fresh methi(fenugreek).Delicious served with pickles.These are commonly served for breakfast in gujarati homes. Also ideal for picnics and lunch boxes smeared with a little jam or pickle and rolled up.


Makes about 20

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup besan (chick pea flour)flour
1/4 cup bajra ( millet)flour
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon chilli powder
1.25 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh chopped green methi (fenugreek)
1 table spoon sunflower oil for dough
½ cup sunflower oil for roasting the theplas.
Water for making dough


1. Mix flour, spices and 1 tablespoon oil and make pliable dough with water.
2. Cover and leave aside for 30 mins.
3. Knead the dough and divide dough into small balls
4. Using a rolling pin roll out each ball into a 6 inch diameter circle about 2mm thick.
5. Place the thepla on a tava, do not add oil at this stage.when bubbles start to form flip the thepla over.
6. Sparingly smear the thepla with 1/2 teaspoon oil and flip back again.
7.Smear the 2nd side with oil and flip back.
8.Thepla should be soft and not crispy.When brown spots appear thepla is ready.
Repeat for rest of dough.

NB Optional -To make the thepla more spicy you can add 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste, 1-2 finely chopped chillies, 1/2 teaspoon ajwain and also 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds.


  1. i too make this often,but in a different the spread.
    nice to know ur blog is going to be featured in the newspaper

  2. Very nice recipe..picture is beautiful

  3. Theplas looks delicious...very tasty platter :)

  4. first time here..lovely blog with yummy recipes..theplas look really mom learnt this when we were in gujarat for sometime..and has been a regular since then,..

  5. Methi thepla loooks yummy, nice presentation...looks tempting.

  6. Congratulations on being a regular at Foodbuzz. Teplas are something I want to try; with methi leaves on hand I might as well do them right away. Your teplas look very inviting.
    Thanks for dropping a line @ Flavours and Tastes

  7. Deliciousssssssssss and yummy methi thepla....any time i can have it...i love to have with batata suki bhaji and chaas....:-)

  8. Nice recipe..and a good click!

  9. mine is little different it methi prantha, regular in my house....Congrats for getting space in Homebuzz....

  10. i made theplas all the time..they taste delicious..sure recipe is little diff will try this

  11. wow that platter looks perfect... thepla looks delicious..

  12. yummy methi theplas!! looks so soft.

  13. Kudos to you, on your achievement....
    That is another milestone of life... May u taste success in whatever u do.... Lovely theplas......They look lovely with their outstanding color, texture & taste of course.... I would love to try them too... As mentioned in 3 Idiots, the names of few Gujarati cuisines, sound like missiles for sure.... LOL!!!!! But for true naam pe math jao, We only relish when we know it......



  14. I love theplas...the platter looks absolutely tempting!

  15. hey..congratulations !! with your post in the magazine..thats wonderful news !

  16. Your flat breads look so perfect! It sounds absolutely yummy and tasty with jam or pickle. I love the idea of packing them for picnics or lunch boxes, YUM!!!

  17. Thank you for the lovely entry

  18. This looks a Great recipe perfect for a spicy lunch for me


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