Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)

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Theplas are an inherent part of gujarati meals, and are used for regular meals, travelling and for picnics! eaten with curds and chunda, theplas can be enjoyed hot or otherwise. Sometimes whole jeera or til can be added to enhance the flavour of theplas. You can even add other ingredients like methi and doodhi to this recipe, to add more variety to your menu.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 14 theplas
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2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp curds (dahi)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
oil for kneading and cooking

For Serving
chunda or sweet mango pickle

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Knead the dough well using a little oil. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 14 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each circle, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both sides.
  5. Serve hot with chunda or sweet mango pickle.

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Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 24 Jan 16 12:43 PM

I tried your thepla recipe it turned out very taste. Thank u so much . I would like to try some vegetables dishes also .
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Anupama. Delighted to hear that the thepla recipe worked for you. Keep trying new recipes and posting your comments. We would love to hear from you.
25 Jan 16 11:48 AM
Theplas ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 05 Mar 12 09:25 PM

 on 14 Feb 11 05:44 PM

Very healthy combination of whole wheat flour with dahi. I love to eat Theplas once in a while!!!