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January 9, 2013

METHI PARATHA | THEPLA

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I rarely make stuffed chapathi for dinner. Though i know its very easy n quick to make , i am not doing this often.At least this year i should try more varieties n post here.Nowadays i make thepla often in my kitchen as it is the only dish i know with methi leaves;).I don't saute the leaves as it loses its nutrients.So i chop the leaves finely and add as it is.I use buttermilk instead of water as it gives mild tangy & softness to the thepla.Do try this recipe.It comes out very soft & tastes great with a simple onion raita !
INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Methi leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Buttermilk- as needed
  • Jeera OR ajwain seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
METHOD
  • Remove the leaves , wash it and chop roughly. Set aside.Whisk 2 tbsp of curd in 1/2 cup of water to make buttermilk.
  • In a wide bowl,take the flour , leaves ,cumin seeds or ajwain , red chilli powder , dhania powder , garam masala powder & salt. Mix it well. Then add the required buttermilk and a tbsp of oil to make a soft , pliable dough. Set aside for 30 mins.Then knead again for few minutes and make small balls of even size .
methi roti tile 1
  • Roll it to make a thin roti.Dust in the flour whenever necessary.Instead of rolling it , i used to pat it thin in a polythene sheet greased with oil. I have showed both the ways in pictures.
  • Cook both sides adding little oil ..Soft n yummy theplas are ready to eat !! Serve hot with raita & pickle ..
methi roti tile 2
thepla
Note
  • For variations , we can saute the methi leaves till it shrinks in size & then add to flour.
  • Sambar powder can used instead of red chilli pwd & dhania powder. Add 2 tsp of sambar powder for the above recipe.



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31 comments :

  1. Healthy and delicious thepla.. Bookmarking the recipe..

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  2. Yummy and tasty...
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  3. Healthy thepla.Even i too won't saute it but will do bit differently.

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  4. i love methi thepla!!! so flavorful and aromatic!!
    Sowmya
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  5. One of my fav....love u r variation....looks yum....

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  6. One of my fav...I do almost same way .looks so yum

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  7. Healthy Methi thepla, my children luv them.

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  8. Thepla is so tempting along with the killer kadumanga pickle. Yum yum

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  9. my favourite Thepla
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  11. Looks yummy and healthy too...
    Lovely clicks too :-)
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  12. same pinch. I made lauki thepla this morning!
    BTW, what is that deep red thing in the small bowl? Is it a chutney/pickle?

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  13. very yummy n tempting recipe...

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  14. very yummy n tempting recipe...

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  15. Easily one of my preferred ways to add these leaves regularly. You have made it flavoursome with ajwain seeds and dhania powder.

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  16. Looks very yummy.. And very healthy too..

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  17. hot from gas to the dish and to the tummy with cup of tea. done. very nice.

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  18. Wow...they look restaurant style ....gorgeous....must taste delicious...

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  19. Nice one dear,healthy and colorful

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  20. Love theplas eventhough i do them rarely,such a healthy and delicious theplas.

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  21. Love variations in roti. Thepla looks very nice dear.

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  22. Methi Tepla looks delicious.Healthy too

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  23. Thanks all. @Sushma , tat red one is the pickle. Its vadu maangai ( baby mango) :)

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