Methi Thepla – Flatbreads made with spices and Fenugreek.
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Methi Theplas are much adored flatbreads from Gujarati Cuisine! I have had my fair share of these yummy flatbreads, when I lived near my close friend who was from Gujarati origin.
These are mildly spicy and soft, melt in the mouth flatbreads. Often eaten with pickles. People often pack these when traveling on a long distance!
This is a recipe inspired from Shruti’s Cooking with SJ blog! She has so many delicious recipes. Do check it out!
Yields – 12 to 14 Theplas
Kitchen Equipments Required – rolling pin, board or clean counter space, a big bowl to knead the dough, a flat pan or tawa, flat spatula, a plate or box to keep the theplas, a container with dry flour, a spoon.
Wheat flour, whole – 1&1/2 cups + more to roll.
Methi leaves / Fenugreek leaves – 1 cup, fresh. Washed and chopped fine. You can use 2 tbsp dry methi too.
Ginger – 1/2 tsp, freshly grated
Yogurt – 2 tbsp
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1/2 cup + more to knead
Oil – to grill
- Take a deep bowl. Add all the ingredients together besides water. Mix them well with yogurt.
Make a well in the between and start adding water, a little at a time.
Knead a smooth and soft dough. Cover and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Get back to it! Knead for 2 minutes.
Make 12-14 dough balls. Keep them covered.
Take 1 dough ball. Roll it out into 4 to 4&1/2 inches circles in diameter by applying a little dry flour.
Heat the griddle / pan / tawa. Put the rolled out dough circle on the pan.
Roast on 1 side for a minute on lower-medium heat. Flip it. Apply a little oil.
Press it with flat spatula and roast for a minute. Flip again. Apply a little oil on this side now. Press again with flat spatula.
Once it has nice pinkish red spots on both sides, theplas are ready.
- You may store these in fajita boxes or casseroles, wrapped in kitchen towel and foil.
You may make in more number. Bring them to the room temperature. Then wrap in foil. Store in refrigerator.
Love Theplas! Yours look delicious!
I love flatbreads! These look amazing Sonal! I love the colour and the spices in it… will definitely need to try it! 🙂
You will like it Dini!
Yeah, am intolerant :/ diagnosed last year. going indian grocery shopping this evening. Will try and get the ingredients 🙂
I know Amaranth flour does work with some potato starch
I make starfish and octopus shaped rotis. Never ever, I have got it perfect like yours <3 Looks yum. You think I can replace wheat with any other flour?
I’ve never had one of these, but they sound so good!
This thepla looks wonderful…and they don’t sound too difficult to make either! Definitely worth a try in my kitchen. 🙂
Thepla looks tempting:-) remember seeing this in Shruti’s page
LOVE these, yes please!!!! I’ll be making them for sure!
☺️ I knew you would like these ❤️
They look brilliant!!
Love theplas ; they look delicious 🙂
They look superb 🙂
perfect looking theplas 😀 Courier me some 😉
I could eat Theplas all day long!
I love these theplas.. Especially for travelling. I add little jaggery too to this.
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