Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Methi Thepla



Gujarat is known for its Handicrafts, Cotton Clothes, Lions and of course food. I would say it is a vegetarian foodie’s paradise. From Doklas, Khandvi, Oondhiyo, Khakra, Fafda, Daal Dhoklis, Gujarathi kadi, Handwo, Jalebis, Aamras, the list is just continues. I am a fan of Gujju food. They are made out of simple and easily available ingredients, and definitely easy on the amount of oil or butter.
   
For this week’s Blog Hop I was paired with Nayna for Simply Food. She is a versatile blogger with lots of recipes from across the world. But what caught my eye was the Gujarathi fare on her space. I picked up these simple yet irresistible methi theplas.

Thepla is a Gujarathi flat bread, an equivalent to chapathi, but flavoured with spices in addition to either fenugreek leaves or Bottle gourd. I personally prefer adding fenugreek leaves. I simply love the aroma of the fenugreek leaves that fills my whole house while roasting the thepla. These stay soft for a longer time when compared to the regular rotis and pack well while travelling and is definitely an excellent lunch box item for children as well as adults. They really don’t need an accompaniment but for those who are really particular, these can be served with any kind of chutney or pickle with some curds.



Makes about 8 to 10 Theplas

What you’ll need
  1. Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  2. Besan/Chickpea flour – ¼ cup
  3. Methi/ Fenugreek Leaves – 1 cup
  4. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  5. Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Asafoetida – generous pinch
  7. Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp
  8. Curd/Yoghurt – 2 tbsp
  9. Oil – 1 tbsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Water as required for kneading
  12. Oil for frying the theplas

Method
  1. Wash the fenugreek leaves well and roughly chop them.
  2. In a wide bowl, add the wheat flour, turmeric powder, chilly powder, asafoetida, sesame seeds, and salt.
  3. Mix everything well.
  4. Now add 1 tbsp of oil and rub it well into the flour.
  5. Next add the curd and mix well
  6. Add water, little by little and knead into soft pliable dough.
  7. Cover and rest the dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Pinch out lemon sized balls out of the dough.
  9. Roll out into a chappathi.
  10. Heat a tawa, and place the prepared chappathi onto the tawa.
  11. When bubbles start appearing on the top side of the chappati, flip it over and smear a tsp of oil over the chappathi. Flip over and smear oil on the other side as well.
  12. Cook till  brown spots appear on both sides. The Theplas need to be soft and not crisp.


Serve these with a pickle or chutney of your choice. I served these with a simple cilantro chutney.

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40 comments:

faseela said...

yummy luking theplas with lovely flavor....

Radhika said...

I love these thrplas very much Kaveri. Thanks for linking it to the event as well.

Kalyani said...

looks delicious .......

Hema said...

Even I love this, you have made them very well..

Torviewtoronto said...

thepla looks wonderful and healthy

Anu said...

I can feel the softness. Looks yum with a cup of yogurt

Rashida shaikh said...

Thepla is very healthy option, perfect for breakfast.

Rosh said...

Excellent recipe! Healthy and I bet tasty too :) Thanks a lot for linking this to my event!


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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and delicious looking thepla. Lovely preparation. Would love to prepare it during this weekend.

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maha said...

1st time iam seeing this..looks yumm.vl try 2 make this 4 sure..thanx 4 sharing dear......
Maha

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice and yummy theplas, adding besan sounds nice .

The Pumpkin Farm said...

perfect theplas, look nice

Farah said...

looks very tempting kaveri!

Spice up the Curry said...

nice and soft theplas. This is my fav snack.
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Julie said...

Soft delicious thepla..yummy yum !!
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sesh said...

Really yummy and wonderful presentation!

Shobha said...

Methi thepla... can eat them anytime....they are perfect specially when you travel.

Rasi said...

i love these :).. they look yum

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simply.food said...

These look delicious, thanks for cooking from simply.food.

Sumee said...

Thepla look absolutely delicious!

Vidhya said...

Thepla looks delicious & this recipe is a keeper!

Swetha said...

This is on my to-do list. Need to make it. They look yummy.

sangee vijay said...

Its been long time i made this Thepla, looks more inviting...lovely preparation...
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Neha said...

Theplas looks very yummy....

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Sobha Shyam said...

very flavourful and yummy thepla, never tasted it dear..

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Swathi Iyer said...

Methi thelpa looks delicious Kaveri.

Prathibha said...

love this thepla anytime..looks delicious

Mélange said...

Thepla looks absolutely delicious..They are moist and superbly roasted ..Yummy.

Hemavathi Murari said...

Great Kaveri, a mom of 2 children same like me.

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Priya Sreeram said...

theplas are my fav too and the last pic especially is soooo inviting !

Biny Anoop said...

wow methi theplas are healthy and tasty as well

Chandrani said...

Thepla looks yummy.

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specs buffy said...

ditto here...
I go gaga over gujju grub...

hemalata said...

Yummy n healthy thepla.

Maayeka said...

perfectly done and beautifully presented...nice and spicy thepla..loved it..

Archana said...

Perfect thepla.

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and wonderful looking thepla

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Perfect thepla looks awesome.

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Raksha said...

THis is a very healthy one :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Healthy and yummy looking theplas.

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