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January 9, 2013


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

  2. Yummy and tasty...

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

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

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

  7. Healthy Methi thepla, my children luv them.

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

  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?

  13. very yummy n tempting recipe...

  14. very yummy n tempting recipe...

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

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

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

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

  19. Nice one dear,healthy and colorful

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

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

  22. Methi Tepla looks delicious.Healthy too

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


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