Thepla(Gujarati Recipe)

Thepla   originate from Gujarat(India). It is one of main part of Gujarati meal. It can be eat cold / hot also good for traveling meal. This is suitable for all age group since it’s easy to digest. Thepla is flatbread made from wheat flour, gram flour and flavored with spice. It can be made in many flavors like methi thepla, doodhi thepla, jwar thepla,onion thepla, ajwain thepla, jeera thepla. Here is my recipe for very basic thepla.

Ingredients( serving-6 )

  •  Bengal gram flour – 1/2 cup
  • Whole wheat flour – 2 cup
  •  Fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi) -1 tbsp
  • Yogurt/curd – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp to taste
  •  Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seed – 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  •  Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Wheat flour  for rolling
  • cooking oil-2 tbsp


Step 1 – Mix all ingredients  in a bowl then add 1 tsp oil and make semi soft dough with  water  (knead 10 minutes), cover it and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2 – Take lemon size ball from dough and roll it  using dry wheat flour and roll it into 6” diameter circle(thin).

Step 3 – Heat nonstick tava(griddle) and place roti and cook in low medium flame. Apply  little oil/butter on roti and cook proper in both side  3-4 minutes till it becomes golden brown  in both sides. Make all roti similar way and serve hot/cold  with sweet mango /lime pickle/any curry.

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