How to make Methi Thepla -

Most popular Gujarati snack.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) (ताज़ी मेथी), Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Breads

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Methi Thepla

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Methi Thepla Recipe

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1½ cups + for dusting

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Ghee for basting

Method

Step 1

Put fenugreek leaves in a parat. Add salt, ginger-green chilli paste, carom seeds, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well.

Step 2

Add flour and yogurt and mix well.Add little water and knead into a stiff dough. Add 1 tablespoon oil and knead again. Cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Divide dough into equal portions, flatten and roll out into thin discs dusting with flour.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa and roast the theplas, turning sides and basting with ghee, till golden from both sides.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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