Gujarati Thepla Recipe
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Gujrati, Indian
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Methi Thepla recipe a flat Indian bread made with fenugreek leaves a healthy snack could be made anytime o the day.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 3 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) + 5 tbsp more for frying them
  • 2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 t/s turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed powder
  • 100 ml yogurt mixed with ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste (optional
  • 1 tbsp black salt
  • 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
How to make the recipe?
  1. First pluck fenugreek leaves and discard their stems. Wash and keep them aside.
  2. Sift dry ingredients that is wheat flour, gram flour and all spices except clarified butter, yogurt and water.
  3. Mix yogurt with water. Give a nice whisk to it. Now add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Also add the methi leaves.
  4. Start kneading the mixture. Use all your stamina to knead the dough. Press towards back to fro with your knuckles and palm. Now add 3 tbsp clarified butter to the dough and knead until smooth and soft. Use more flour if the dough is sticky. If the dough is too dry add little more clarified butter to it.
  5. Now leave the dough to rest for 10 mins. Make small balls about 2 inches. Roll them into round Or oval shapes.
  6. Take a pan place on high fire. Ensure the pan is hot then reduce the fire. Now place the flat bread on the got griddle Or pan. Once the roti (bread) has small brown dots. Place the other side of the bread. Smear ghee on them and fry them until they cook nicely. Ensure the bread is brown and cooked from both sides.
  7. You could use a spatula to fry them. Serve hot with yogurt, pickles etc.
1. Ginger- garlic paste is optional.
2. Fennel seed powder gives a nice taste but you could skip it.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 to 7 people
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