Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

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Gujaratis and thepla walk hand and hand, theplas are inherited part of gujju meals, it is used for regular meals, travelling and also for picnics. Gujarati methi theplas are super quick and easy to make.

The procedure of making Gujarati methi thepla is quite simple, we have divided it into 2 parts first is kneading the dough and second is making the theplas. To knead the dough for methi thepla in a deep bowl, add whole wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, oil which helps in not letting the dough dry out and also helps keeping the thepla soft. Further, add curd, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt and sugar and knead into a soft dough. My grandmother use to knead dough for methi thepla with buttermilk as it would give extremely soft methi thepla. To make the thepla, divide and roll out thepla in a roti. Place them on a griddle and cook it using peanut oil. We have used peanut oil as it is a healthy methi thepla.

Methi theplas are famous not only in Gujarat but also all over the country as well. healthy methi thepla is a also a very healthy diabetic snack, diabetics can indulge 1-2 theplas as fenugreek leaves improve the insulin and glucose response. The use of whole wheat flour adds in some amount of fibre. This is definitely a wholesome choice than refined flour (maida). To toss in some iron, you can replace half the wheat flour with jowar flour. healthy methi thepla also makes a perfect kids tiffin box recipe or theplas for athletes.

Make sure you stack the methi theplas one above the another, it will help in maintaining the softness and prevents the methi theplas from drying out. If you do not add curd the theplas can be stored for a long time! See our recipe of methi thepla without curds for travelling.

Have methi thepla with quick mango chunda or you can also relish it with curd, green chilli thecha or chips bateta nu shaak.

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Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe recipe - How to make Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 22 theplas
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Ingredients


For Methi Thepla
1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp peanut oil
2 tbsp curd (dahi)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
22 tsp peanut oil for cooking

For Serving With Methi Thepla
chunda or sweet pickle

Method
For methi thepla

    For methi thepla
  1. To make methi theplas, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using approx. ¾ cup of water.
  2. Divide the dough into 22 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each circle, on a medium flame, using 1 tsp oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  4. Serve the methi theplas hot with chunda or sweet mango pickle.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per thepla
Energy76 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates8.9 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0.2 mg
Sodium3.1 mg
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Dough for methi thepla

  1. To prepare the dough for Gujarati methi thepla | methi ka thepla | healthy methi thepla | how to make thepla |  pick and clean leaves from a bunch of fenugreek leaves.
  2. Wash the methi, drain and place it on a chopping board. If you do not have access to fresh methi leaves, make use of dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi).
  3. Roughly chop the fenugreek leaves. Instead of fenugreek leaves, you can make use of coriander leaves or spinach leaves.
  4. Put Add whole wheat flour in a deep bowl. You can even make use of a mix of flour like besan, ragi, bajra, jowar etc. Our website also has a healthy Multigrain Methi Thepla variant.
  5. Add the methi leaves.
  6. Add 1 tbsp of oil. This not only helps in preventing the dough from drying out but also, help in making soft methi thepla.
  7. Add curd. Refer this recipe with detailed step by step photos to make fresh homemade curd. You can also make use of low-fat curd to make healthy methi theplas.
  8. Add turmeric powder and chilli powder. Instead of red chilli powder, you can make use of green chilli paste for spice.
  9. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  10. Mix it well.
  11. Gradually add approx. ¾ cup of water and combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl. The quantity of water depends upon the quality of flour. You can even make use of buttermilk instead of water to knead the methi thepla dough and make soft theplas. Knead into a soft dough. If required add a few drops of oil and smoothen the dough.
  12. Divide the methi thepla dough into 22 equal portions and shape into round balls.

How to make methi thepla

  1. To prepare Gujarati methi thepla at home, dip a portion of the dough ball in dry flour, knock out excess flour and place it on the rolling board. The dry flour will prevent dough from sticking when rolling theplas but do not use dry flour more than twice while rolling them, otherwise your theplas will be dry.
  2. Roll out into a 150 mm. (6") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Ensure they are thin to get soft theplas, they should not be thick like parathas.
  3. Heat a non-stick tawa (griddle) and place the rolled methi thepla over it.
  4. Cook methi ka thepla on a medium flame until you see small blister on top. If you fry on low flame, it takes longer to cook and result into hard and chewy theplas.
  5. Flip and apply 1 tsp of peanut oil around the methi thepla. Press it lightly using a spatula.
  6. Cook till the methi thepla turns golden brown in colour from both sides.
  7. Remove the methi na thepla in a plate and cook rest of the 21 portions similarly. Stack them one above another, this will help in maintaining the softness and prevents the Gujarati methi thepla | methi ka thepla | healthy methi thepla |  from drying out.
  8. Serve the methi thepla hot with chunda or sweet mango pickle. If you do not add curd to the dough, theplas can be stored for many days, making them a perfect travel food item for long journeys. You can also relish the methi thepla with curd, Green Chilli Thecha, or Batata Chips Nu Shaak.

Methi Thepla – A Healthy Snack

  1. Methi Thepla – A Healthy Snack. With 76 calories, 1.5 g of protein and fiber each along with many other key nutrients, Methi Thepla qualifies as a healthy snack or perfect for healthy school snack

  2. The use of wheat flour adds in some amount of fiber. This is definitely a wholesome choice than refined flour (maida). To toss in some iron, you can replace half the wheat flour with jowar flour. 

  3. Methi leaves, the other key ingredient of this recipe, also has good amounts of insoluble fiber. This will help to reduce the risk of constipation by promoting proper bowel movements. 

  4. Be it a heart patient or a healthy individual or even a kid, all can enjoy this as a  healthy snacky meal

  5. Diabetics too can indulge into 1 to 2 Gujarati methi thepla | methi ka thepla | healthy methi thepla | as a diabetic snack, as fenugreek leaves are known to improve glucose and insulin response. This means they have the tendency to not raise the blood sugar levels instantly. 

Reviews

Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
 on 08 Nov 19 04:34 AM
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very nice recipe. came out perfectly. thanks for sharing
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08 Nov 19 12:45 PM
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Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
 on 06 Jul 19 06:28 PM
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08 Jul 19 09:54 AM
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Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
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08 Jul 19 09:55 AM
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Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
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27 Jul 16 03:13 PM
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Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
 on 05 Apr 16 04:55 PM
5

Methi thepla.. one of the famous Gujarati recipe.. and i just love this.. as the spices added is well balanced.. The flavour of methi is just superb.. that comes in every bite..