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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Methi Thepla

Again a comfort food from Gujju family!!! :) "Methi Thepla" is an authentic flat-bread prepared often for picnics, long distance travelling, monsoon, tea-time, tiffin box... You can call it 'Bread-Butter' for a Gujju! A dollop of 'Chhunda' (a kind of Sweet Mango Pickle)  and a thepla... and tummy full :) Spread it, roll it and enjoy....

I have had many different tastes and flavors of this traditional food too.. Crispy, soft, sweet, savory, fried, shallow-fried, pan-roasted, hot etc. etc... Here I have given a recipe of the one my mum used to cook... A little sweet and cooked on flat griddle with oil drizzles!!! :)

Makes: 6-7


1 cup Wheat Flour
3/4 cup Fenugreek Leaves
5-6 Mint Leaves
1/2 tsp Chopped Green Chillies
1 tbsp Yogurt
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt, to taste
Cooking Oil, as required


- Mix wheat flour, cumin seeds, sugar, turmeric powder and salt all together in a bowl.
- Roughly chop fenugreek and mint leaves. Add them into the bowl along with chopped green chillies.
- Add around 2 tsp of oil into it and mix everything well. 
- Knead a soft dough using lukewarm water and cover it with a damp cloth. Keep it aside for sometime.
- Make lemon-sized balls out of the dough and roll them out to make around 7-8" in diameter. 
- Heat a flat griddle and put one onto it. Cook it for nearly 30-40 sec and flip it.
- Apply a little oil on partially-cooked surface and flip it again. Repeat the same process again.
- Cook it on both the sides evenly until golden-brown spots appear on it. Make remaining thepla the same way. 
- Methi thepla are ready to serve!!!


- Serving it with a cuppa tea and a pickle of green chillies is the best combo ever!!!
- My mum used to jaggery (not sugar) for a desi touch, but I don't much like it so replaced with sugar :) 


  1. it looks yummy and healthy with methi leaves....

  2. Hey I have all the ingredients and I am trying this very soon,looks tempting :)

  3. perfect breakfast and one dish which travel the whole world without any visa.

  4. thepla looks wonderful...well methi leaves add flavor and taste with no bets

  5. that is perfect thepla looks delicious.

  6. Will certainly try these out am always envious of perfectly made theplas...they look ever so delicious :). Somehow I never imagined combining Methi with Pudina. Thanks for this Shruti!

  7. Hmmm I can almost smell the yummy fragrance of Methi and Pudina. Such a firm favourite with me. I always feel that the proportion of oil and warm water makes all the difference to the dough and the final product. Am I right Shruti?


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