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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Methi Thepla Recipe - 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

Method:

  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

40 comments:

  1. Theplas are deliciously Cool, love the red color pickle which you accompanied.

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  2. hey, can we store it at room temp for 3-4 days or should it be refrigerated?

    _Dev

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  3. @Dev : Keep in room temp as refrigerating it might harden the theplas

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  4. Such a fantastic rotis, truly healthy..

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  5. All time fav..looks so delcious,

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  6. lovely..one of my favourite dishes....

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  7. Looks yumm I love it too.. Love the clicks, as well as the pickle u served.

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  8. they have been in my to-make list for a while now!

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  9. Looks nice,I too love theplas as its too soft and keep gud for long time :)

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  10. perfect theplas...soft, spicy and healthy. love that cabbage leaf bowl. so cute.

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  11. looks perfect and delicious with that chutney/pickle beside!!!

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  12. They look perfect and yumm..I'm getting the methi flavor till here

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  13. Awesome, looks very beautiful...nice presentation!!

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  14. Theplas looks yummy and delicious.Nice click too.

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  15. Looks perfect and absolutely delicious.

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  16. Haiii!!! Sharmiee,,first time here dear you got nice blog with nice recipes with nice photography..liked ur roti thepla tasted many times in my north indian frenz house, but i never tried on myself ...good to see looks very easy to cook n good for the health na.

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  17. Haiiii!!! Sharmilee,, first time here to your blog dear you got nice space with nice recipes with perfect photography.thepla roti is looks delicious n came out perfect...actually send u one comment before this but i didnt got a confirmation so i gave u another comment dear..

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  18. Perfect! I have seen methi theplas which have besan added, I like that this is all wheat flour.
    By the way what is that yummy side dish you have there?

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  19. methi thepla looks so yummy..great clicks...great to carry when travelling too..

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  20. @indosungod : Thanks for reminding I had made it both with besan added and omitting it also.

    Most of u'll are more interested in the side dish than my theplas ah?! Anyways its store bought onion pickle :)

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  21. THey look delish..thanx for stopping @ my place!!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  22. hi sharmi, I love those theplas, the clicks are so good !!, I keep making them a lot, they look so good!!

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  23. Love the color of it! Looks delicious with butter on top :)

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  24. beautiful click dear ... Methi thepla looks perfect ...

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  25. Sharmi, the platter looks delicious. Roti looks so perfect and yummy!!! Nice presentation

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  26. Sharmi,

    Methi theplas looks really good. I need to make them.

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  27. My mouth is watering now. It's my afternoon tea time and I want this right now. :( I always find hard for fresh methi here.
    The 3rd pic is so tempting. What's that in small dish with thepla? is it any homemade pickle? Pls post recipe for it too if you have. Looks so good. :)

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  28. @Sonia: Oh I've tried it with dried methi leaves once but it wasnt that tasty as fresh ones.Its store bought onion pickle. Will post it when I get to try it :)

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  29. Gayathri,
    I tried this last night. it was a huge hit in my home. My H loved this one. thankyou.

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  30. @Gayathri : Thanks for trying and letting me know...Glad that u liked it!

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  31. @ Sharmilee

    My theplas never become really soft. They are always a little chewy. I also tried making the entire dough with curd.. still its a little hard. what do you think could be the problem.. Will adding more oil help.

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  32. @Anonymous : I am not exactly sure of the reason but guess should be the problem with the consistency of the dough ...it should resemble close to chapathi flour dough..Hope this helps!

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  33. The recipe says salt to taste. To those of you who have actually made this recipe, what amount of salt did you use?

    Thanks

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  34. how many rotis we get for the quantities of flour used here?

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  35. the theplas are looking very tempting..........the colour n texture looks wonderful....its a wholesome food....my mom aadds hing liberally in the dough.....this adds much more flavour n taste to the thepla.....i being half gujarati.....we have it often as dinner of for breakfast

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