Make Plain,Methi, Dudhi Thepla in 10-15 minutes- Gujarati Recipe

Homemade theplaTheplas are Gujarati’s favorite  meal across the globe,. It is eaten while traveling, picnics and of course our regular meals too. It stays fresh for 4-5 days because the dough is made from sour curd/buttermilk. So here is an Easy recipe for all types of theplas (Indian spicy flat bread) Methi( fenugreek), Dudhi (bottle gourd) etch thepla with this easy step by step guide

A Pictorial tutorial will help you to make Theplas.

Ingredients for Making Theplas

1 cup Wheat flour (roti atta)

1 tbsp oil

2 tbsp sour curd or thick buttermilk (Dahi or chas)

Salt to taste

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp coriander-cumin powder (dhana jeera powder)

¼ tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)

¼ tsp Cumin seeds (whole Jeera)-optional

¼ tsp sesame seeds (white til)-optional

For rolling the Theplas:

Whole wheat flour or all purpose flour

For cooking

2 tsp oil for each thepla

For serving:

Curd or pickle .

Theplas with tea is a good Choice too.

Method/procedure for making Theplas at home:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Use buttermilk while Kneading  into a soft and smooth dough.
  • Keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
    Make thepla dough smooth
  • Divide the dough into a medium size balls shown in the image below.
    Thepla recipe with step by step guide
  • Roll out each dough ball into a 5-6’”diameter circle same as shown in the image below.
    Raw thepla (uncooked)
  • Heat a pan (lodhi, tava or griddle) and cook each circle using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in color on both the sides.
    Thepla recipe - step 4
  • greesed thepla with 1 tsp oil
    Stack it and cover with kitchen towel and store in a airtight container. With warm steam it will stay soft. If you want to eat it while traveling ,then let them cool down and then store it in a container. Serve with curd, pickle or tea.
    Serve Thepla with curd, pickle and tea

Variations in Theplas:

1) Dudhi /loki/bottle gourd Theplas: Add  1/4 cup of bottle gourd to step 1 in the procedure.
2) Mehti/green fenugreek Theplas: Add 1/4 cup of green mathi along with 1 tsp sugar to step 1 in the procedure.
3) Apply Mixed fruit  jam on plain thepla, roll cylindrical and wrap it with aluminum foil. This will be kids lunchbox food.

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