Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Methi Thepla / Methi Paratha / Methi Roti / Methi Chapathi

Methi Thepla Recipe
Methi Thepla is a gujarati flatbread variety....I tried Methi thepla for the first time and instantly fell in love with this healthy soft rotis! The theplas were very soft, with the spices added in it needs no side dish at all....Perfect for on the go snacky/breakfast.
Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha Recipe - Ingredients

Wheat flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
Fresh Methi leaves - 3/4 cup chopped roughly
Oil - 2 tbsp
Curd - 2 tbsp
Besan flour - 2 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as required to knead the dough


  1. .Chop the methi leaves roughly. Saute the methi leaves until it shrinks and reduces in volume.. Sauting the methi leaves avoids bitterness.In a bowl, add together wheat flour, salt, coriander powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds , curd, besan flour,oil, turmeric powder and required salt.Methi Thepla Recipe - Step1
  2. Add the sauted methi leaves to the above mixture. Add water little by little and combine them together to form a soft pilable dough.The dough should have the consistency similar to a roti dough.Cover and leave aside for 15-30 mins. Pinch lemon equal sized balls and roll them to form smooth balls.Methi Thepla Recipe - Step2
  3. Roll them into thin rotis.Heat tawa, carefully add the rotis , drizzle oil. Cook the theplas on both sides till cooked(until brown spots appear here and there).Serve them hot with onion raita/pickle.Methi Thepla Recipe - Step3
Serve hot with curd and mango pickle...yum!Methi Roti

My Notes:

  • These rotis are very soft, they dont get spoiled soon so ideal for travel. It can be had as such or with any pickle.
  • Sauting the methi leaves avoids bitterness in rotis. You can use buttermilk also instead of curd which makes the rotis even more softer.
Methi Thepla - Methi Chapathi


  1. Would like to try making these theplas. How much salt did you use?


  2. @Fareeda : Giving exact measurement for salt is really add it as per taste.

  3. I love this paratha... Mom used to make it yummy n spicy, d same way :) thanks for posting :) while sauting the greens, do v have to use oil or water or dry saute on low fire?

  4. @MAdhu : I dry sauted it, may be you can add little oil and saute it too.

  5. Your site has become a one stop site for any recipe reference.. If I don't find it here.. Then I search in google... Again tried this recipe every one at home liked it. Thank you

  6. Why is besan added to the dough???? Can I fold and that I can get layers??

    1. I followed my friend recipe and it had besan in it...Yes you can fold and roll it too


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