How to make Dal Thepla -

Whole wheat flour kneaded with leftover dal and fenugreek leaves, rolled out into thepla and cooked.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Left over dal (बासी दाल), Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) (ताज़ी मेथी)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dal 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dal Thepla Recipe

  • Left over dal cooked ½ cup

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped ½ small bunch

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) ½ cup

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for basting

Method

Step 1

Pour dal into a parat. Add fenugreek leaves, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and chilli powder and mix well.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions. Take each portion, roll in flour and roll out to a thin disc. These are theplas.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa. Place each thepla and cook, turning sides and basting with oil, on medium heat till golden on both sides.

Step 5

Serve.

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