Sunday, March 25, 2018

Methi Thepla / Fenugreek Flatbread


The dish today is Methi Thepla. Methi Thepla is originally from Gujarat and is a very popular healthy and nutritious breakfast / snack all over India.

When one thinks of travel food, Methi Thepla is one of first dishes that comes to our mind such is the popularity of this dish.

My reason for choosing Methi Thepla is due to my association with it in all my recent travels. Due to self imposed dietary constraints and not being excessively fond of in flight meals,  Methi Theplas were my saviors in all my travels especially those long journeys abroad.
They are easily available, easy to carry and eat & extremely nutritious and healthy.

Health Benefits :

  1. Fenugreek leaves are rich source of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. 
  2. Calcium helps in strengthening teeth and bones 
  3. Magnesium has anti-ageing properties 

                 Methi Thepla / Fenugreek Flatbread

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup fenugreek / methi leaves 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 2 tablespoons besan / gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons curd
  • 1 tablespoon rava (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (as per individual taste)
  • 1 teaspoon haldi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera / cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dhania powder / coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain 
  • salt to taste
  • Water for kneeding the dough
  • Few springs of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • Oil / ghee for roasting

Method : 
  1. Clean and finely chop methi leaves and keep aside
  2. In a bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, besan, rava and mix well
  3. Add all spices and salt and mix well
  4. Add finely chopped methi leaves and mix well
  5. Add curd and oil & mix well
  6. Kneed in a fine dough and add water bit by bit as required
  7. Make small round shape balls of this dough and make round rotis
  8. Heat pan and roast the thepla on it
  9. Once cooked, flip it and add oil / ghee as required
  10. Serve it with curd, pickle, chutney or sauce

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Rafeeda AR said...

Methi theplas are so much filled with goodness and also you don't need anything to be used as sides as well... looking delicious...

vaishali sabnani said...

I agree Methi Thepla is the most popular travel food . Healthy and delicious they really satisfy you .

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

One of the fav flatbread to pack for a travel.. Yumm..

Renu Agrawal Dongre said...

Healthy and nutritious and it is great with the kids as well good as a travel food.

Usha Rao said...

Theplas are so flavorful with all the spices that went into it. Yes, it is a great travel food.

Manjula Bharath said...

Methi ka thepla is a default travel essential isn't it. they look perfect by all means and deliciously made by you rujuta ..

Pavani N said...

Methi thepla are definitely perfect travel food. Classic dish -- so flavordul and so delicious.

Harini R said...

Good one. I have heard that methi thepla is an excellent choice as a travel food.

vaishali sabnani said...

Same pinch ! Even I posted Thepla as travel food . I guess this is one of the most popular travel food .

Srivalli said...

I love methi thepla, they are so good to carry right!

Sapana Behl said...

Methi thepla is perfect travel food or for breakfast even if not travelling.

Priya Suresh said...

I dont forget to pack this theplas for our travel, they are super prefect to pack and carry. Its my all time favourite flatbread.

sushma said...

I live methi Thepla. They looks so good.

Gayathri Kumar said...

These methi theplas are so delicious and are perfect for picnics and travel. Your version sounds so spicy and yum..

Jyoti Babel said...

Methi thepla is also my favourite travel food. Love them with achar and curd