Methi Thepla

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Methi in Hindi, is fenugreek in English, Menthya in kannada, and meththi in konkani. Methi leaves are among the most popular greens and used in many dishes. We prepare a number of dishes like the alu-methi masala which I have already put up on this blog and has been responded very well. I have already put up a few stuffed paratas and today I would like to put up Methi paratha which is popularly known as the Thepla. This is a popular Gujrathi dish and serves well during travelling.  Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Methi leaves chopped – 1  cup

2. Wheat atta – approximately 1  cup

3. Chickpeas atta – 1 tablespoon

4. Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

5. Turmeric powder – 1  teaspoon

6. Chilli powder  – 1/2  teaspoon

7. Onion chopped fine – 1 small (Optional)

8. Garlic pods – 4-5 (optional)

9. Dhania Jeera powder – 2 teaspoons

10. Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

11.  Salt   –   To taste

12. Sugar – To taste

13.  Sweet curds – 1/4  cup

14. Finely chopped coriander leaves  –  A handful

Ingredients of Methi Thepla

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop methi leaves, coriander leaves fine and keep it aside. Also peal and chop both onion and garlic fine.

2. Sieve both wheat atta and chick peas atta in the siever.

3. Transfer sieved atta mix to a broad bowl so that one is able to make the dough conviniently.

4. Add chopped methi leaves, coriander leaves, salt, sugar, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, dhania jeera powder, curds, cooking oil to the bowl of both the atta mix. Make a soft smooth dough (sprinkling a very little waterif needed depending upon the atta one uses) and pinch out the required quantity of the dough to roll out the Thepla. The dough and the pinched out ball is as shown in the image below.

Thepla dough and the pinched out ball

5. Place the pinched out ball dusted in atta on a thick plastic sheet and roll it to the required thickness and   is as shown in the image below.

Rolled Methi Thepla

6. Place a chapathi tawa on medium flame and on heating sprinkle a little oil/pure ghee on it.  Roast the rolled thepla and when done reverse it and roast it on the other side sprinkling either oi/ghee of your choice.

Methi Thepla being roasted

7. Serve hot either with either tomato kethup or butter and lemon pickle.

Ready to serve  Methi Thepla with lemon pickle & Amul butter

Good to know:

1. I have not used either onions or garlic in the above recipe. This is so that it is ideal for traveling and if I prepare it at home for tiffin I normally add both of them for extra flavour.

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 5-6 of the above size

Good to know: 

Some of the other dishes using Methi on this blog are: Methi Pulav, Alu Methi Masala, Methi Mutter Malai.

14 thoughts on “Methi Thepla

    Asha said:
    January 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I want 2 of those right now, looks mouthwatering.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 7:59 am

      Hi Asha,

      I also wish u and ur family a very happy 2010 though belated and thanx a lot 4 ur comments.

    Rujuta said:
    January 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Methi theplas are my favourite……they look great

    You have a great blog

    Madhu said:
    January 22, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Like the methi flavor theplas..

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Hi Rujutha and Madhu,

    Thanx a lot 4 ur comments.

    prathibha said:
    January 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I also do it in a similar way..looks very nice..

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Prathibha,

      I wish u and ur family very happy new year and also thanx for visiting my blog

    Sumi said:
    January 25, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I love these parathas, tried to make them couple of times and failed.Decided to buy the frozen ones from then on.
    Will give your recipe a final try…go a big time craving for those now.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 25, 2010 at 7:21 am

      Hi Sumi,

      Do give a try and send me the feed back please.

    Spring Onion Greens Paratha « The Indian Food Court said:
    January 29, 2010 at 5:53 am

    […] already put up a few of the parathas (all parathas) like the Aloo paratha, Moongdal paratha and Methi thepla. Now here come another – spring onion greens which is very healthy and tasty. Spring onion […]

    Anjali said:
    February 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Made this for breakfast just now.Wow theplas!!
    Many thanks.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      I think you send me the perfect feedback!!Thanx a lot.

    jgeek said:
    August 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    read this amazing artcile just stumbled across n found very relative to this one

    Kshirsagar said:
    September 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    These are our all time favorites and needless to say very tasty and good healthy food fresh to be eaten with coconut chutney. Must know dish for every home maker, make a regular Thepla for kids to enjoy, can give for school lunch box.

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