Methi Ka Thepla | Methi Thepla | Gujurati Methi Na Thepla ~ Travel Recipes
Methi ka thepla is a gujarati bread which is considered as a perfect mess free travel food. They are made with whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves and some masala's. They are perfect as a meal any time in day, and this is my family fav. Theplas are different from what we call parathas , theplas are generally thinner than parathas. In theplas generally there is a addition of yogurt which makes the thepla softer, here i have added lemon juice to make it vegan but yogurt can be added instead. This is ofcourse a healthy dish but also quick to make if methi leaves are cleaned up. You don't want a fancy/ rich side dish to indulge just a spoon of pickle will do. This is also had as a snack during tea time , this thepla can be made in lot of variation like adding lauki or veggies to it. Now moving on to the recipe...
Methi Ka Thepla
Methi leaves - 1 cup ( packed)
Whole Wheat flour -1 1/2 cups + Extra for dusting
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp / Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to Roast the theplas
Ghee or Butter ( optional)
Pluck the methi leaves and wash them well.
Drain and chop the methi leaves.
In a bowl mix wheat flour , methi leaves very well.
Add salt , red chilli pd, turmeric pd ,cumin pd, oil,ginger paste, lemon juice ( you can also add yogurt instead of lemon juice).
Mix all the ingredients well, sprinkle some water and knead them to a soft dough but should be pliable.
Divide the dough into equal parts .
Take a ball of dough dust them with flour ( only twice or so to avoid the thepla from becoming dry) and roll them to chapathi size using a rolling pin.
Heat a tawa and place the rolled thepla on it.
Once you see bubble from one side flip and cook them till you see some brown spots.
Drizzle oil as need to roast the thepla.
Flip again and cook from the other side till golden brown spots
You can spread some butter or ghee if you like.
Serve the hot with raita or pickle.Perfect to take for long travel.