Gujarati thepla, methi paratha
Methi Chapati | Gujarati Thepla
Written by Jayashree
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Methi chapatis  are tasty and healthy. It is a popular dish of the Gujaratis. It is known by the name of “Thepla”.  It makes an ideal mid day meal  or pack it in the  lunch box.

Methi or fenugreek leaves have a distinct taste and give a good taste to all the dishes. It is ideal to include as it is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Calcium and minerals such as folate and riboflavin. It also contains antioxidants which helps the body to heal naturally.

I love using methi leaves in my cooking. I use it to make a lentil stir fry, pairs well with chapati. Dal with methi is absolutely delicious. And I make alu methi once in a fortnight. Methi delight is good as a snack but I prefer to make it as an accompaniment with meals.

Gujarati thepla, methi paratha

Gujarati thepla, methi paratha

The ingredients that you need are:

  • wheat flour 2 cups
  • gram flour 1tbsp
  • fenugreek or methi leaves 2 bunch
  • chilli powder 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • cumin powder 1 tsp
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • curd 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for smearing

Method:

  1. Cut the fenugreek leaves finely. Immerse it in salt water, strain and keep aside.
  2. Take  a wide bowl and mix all the ingredients with water into a dough of thick consistency.
  3. Keep aside for ten minutes.
  4. Take a ball, dust it with flour and roll into a circle. Smear oil, fold it into half, and again into a quarter. Dust with a little flour, roll it into a circle as a chapati. 
  5. Heat a skillet. Put the rolled thepla  onto the tawa. Smear oil and flip to the other side. Put some oil and allow it to cook for a few seconds. 
  6. Roast until brown spots are visible. Keep them in a container. Serve them as and when needed. Tastes good when it is hot. 

Take a tip:

  • Fenugreek leaves should be cleaned well. Use only the leaves here.
  • Addition of gram flour is optional.

Methi Thepla / Gujarati cuisine

Methi thepla is a popular dish from Gujarati cuisine. A flatbread with the goodness of fresh fenugreek leaves and other spices makes a good breakfast or lunch option.
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • wheat flour 2 cups
  • gram flour 1tbsp
  • fenugreek or methi leaves 2 bunch
  • chilli powder 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • cumin powder 1 tsp
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • curd 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for smearing

Instructions

  1. Cut the fenugreek leaves finely. Immerse it in salt water, strain and keep aside.
  2. Take  a wide bowl and mix all the ingredients with water into a dough of thick consistency.
  3. Keep aside for ten minutes.
  4. Take a ball, dust it with flour and roll into a circle.
  5. Heat the tawa.Put the rolled thepla  onto the tawa. Smear oil and flip to the other side. Put oil and roast on medium flame.
  6. Roast until brown spots are visible. Keep them in a container. Serve them as and when needed. Tastes good when it is hot.

 

 

 

 

23 Comments
  1. Jagruti

    These paratha are my favourite, but I mostly make Kathiyawadi Methi Thepla 🙂 and devour with masala chai.

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  2. Drashti Dholakia

    Methi theplas are an all-time favourite and made frequently in our home. We enjoy with a cup of tea or with pickle / curd. Nice click 🙂

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  3. Priya Suresh

    Methi thepla with mango pickle, simply love with combinaton, such a killer combo. Beautifully rolled healthy theplas.

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  4. Shobha Keshwani

    These are our family favourite.. I make them often.

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  5. Jyoti Babel

    I love thepla – it is such a nutritious dish. i often make it for my son’s tiffin box

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  6. sapana

    Methi thepla is my favorite breakfast in winters. I can finish three to four in one time.

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  7. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    This is a healthy and delicious breakfast… looks so tempting, and would love to have it with some karak chai…

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  8. sujithaeasycooking

    Methi thepla is a healthy and filling breakfast.. Perfect for this hot sunny day..

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  9. Priya Satheesh

    Yummy chapati. I always prefer to have this as such without any side dish as it has a lovely masala flavour.

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  10. firsttimercook

    One of my family fav dish these are. We simply love these methi flavor always 🙂

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  11. Nivedita Thadani

    One of the most regular breakfast in my house. And a must while traveling m I love the fresh aroma of methi leaves in it. I try adding different spices evertime.

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  12. simplyvegetarian777

    one of my favorite ways to eat roti is thepla. delicious and healthy.

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  13. MRS NAYNA KANABAR

    Methi theplas are a family favorite in our household and no trip, outing, picnic is complete unless we take some of these with us. I love your recipe nad could easily eat a couple with some pickle.

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  14. Uma Srinivas

    Yesterday I made this tepla. I have plenty of methi leaves in my garden. So it’s was flavorful and delicious. Your recipe is almost similar to mine 🙂 Yum!

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  15. Vidya Narayan

    Theplas are a must do on my weekly menu. I mix a variety of flours and make theplas to avoid boredom. With fresh methi vanishing (courtesy summers), I will miss the fresh variety. Theplas with a cup of tea make a wonderful combo right? I dont need any accompaniments with this actually if tea is available. Great share.

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  16. Pavani

    That is an absolutely delicious methi thepla. I love the use of besan and spices — makes it so flavorful and yummy!!

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  17. Padmajha PJ

    This is one of our favorites. My lil one does not like fenugreek in any other preparation other than this one! We also love to have this with our evening coffee / tea.

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  18. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Being a Gujarati , i am totally crazy for thepls specially methi thepla. I use wheat and Bajra flour mix with some sesame in this. Love it

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  19. Lathiya

    I make varieties of chapathis at least twice a week..love the flavorful methi thepla..looks yummy

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  20. code2cook

    nom nom nom. methi thepla is one of flatbread which is full of of nutrition and easy to make. My son loves it.

    Reply
  21. Preethi Prasad

    I just love methi Theplas with aachar and garam masala chai.Fantastic share Jayashree.

    Reply

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