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Indian Flat Bread With Fenugreek Leaves [Gujarati Methi Thepla]

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The morning ritual in a gujarati family begins with Chai and Thepla. This staple is not missed by Gujarati Families even when they are travelling !!! Only difference is it is consumed during afternoon Chai as well. Making of thepla is mostly dominated in PATEL Families and they have taken this Thepla to US as Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves. Traditionally Thepla have as they say in Gujarati - MUTHI PADTU MOVAN mean "A handfull of oil". So now you know how to check the authenticity of thepla you are eating-On tearing ur hand should be oily !! Hehe 🙂 Methi is the HERO of Indian Flat bread/Thepla are there is one other type of methi found especially in Gujarat is one with very small leaves(KADVI METHI ZUDI). One bunch of methi with small leaves is very easy to clean but has a prominent bitter taste has if you look at the thepla made using it has sparse leaves in thepla. Being a Gujarati it was not my staple during weekday but weekends YES!!! I would eat those Leftover thepla roll to beat my #MondayBlues. My childhood memories have some days of Mom filling my lunchbox with Thepla and Chunda. As I am not part of PATEL community I was in search of its traditional recipe and cooking method. I finally found a family friend who had brought it at trip and we relished them with pickle. Now recipe tracking part was done by seeing a DEMO at a PATEL's Kitchen. So here I present you the perfect/best THEPLA recipe from the Patel's kitchen which I stole 😛 and tweaked the oil part by adding Curd and homemade Malai(Cow's milk). Disclaimer : Each Patel household has their own way of making Thepla, hence If you know one - Please be kind enough to share with me. ' Sugar is optional and I have not added it
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast, Snacks
Servings 2


  • Whole Wheat Flour 1 and 1/2 Cups
  • Methi Leaves 1/2 cup
  • Curd 2 tbspn
  • Home made malai 1 tbspn
  • Garam Masala 1 tbspn
  • Turmeric 1/2 tspn
  • Red chilli Powder 1/2 tspn
  • Sesame seeds optional 1/2
  • Rice flour for Dusting
  • Salt
  • Groundnut Oil 1/2 tbspn
  • Water for dough binding


  • Take bowl add whole wheat flour with Oil,Turmeric,Red Chilli Powder,Garam Masala,Sesame Seeds and Salt(In that Order). Mix all the ingredients, start kneading the dough.
  • Add Curd,Malai and knead the dough, if required add water.
  • Dough should Soft roti like and give final touch with grease of oil.
  • Cover it and let it say for 30 minutes atleast
  • Start rolling them into thin roundels with rice flour dusting
  • Transfer the thepla into tawa with medium to high flame with grease of oil
  • Light brown spots are desirable while pan roasting them
  • Thepla are ready to morning Chai !!

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