Thepla Paneer Wrap ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )


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Thepla paneer wrap, a yummy and unique lunch time treat – this traditional gujarati thepla combined with chunda and a paneer and cauliflower stuffing never goes soggy.

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Makes 4 wraps
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For The Thepla
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 1/4 tsp oil for kneading and cooking

For The Stuffing
2 tsp oil
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 cup grated cauliflower
3/4 cup grated paneer
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
4 tsp chunda

For the thepla

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough water and knead into a soft dough. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Knead again using ¼ tsp of oil till smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into 150 mm. (6") diameter circles.
  4. 4. Cook each thepla on a tava (griddle), using ¼ tsp of oil till brown spots appear on both the sides. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the ginger-green chilli paste and cauliflower and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till it is cooked.
  2. Add the paneer, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place a thepla on a clean dry surface and apply 1 tsp of chunda evenly over it.
  2. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre and roll it up tightly.
  3. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more wraps.

How to pack

  1. Wrap in an aluminium foil and pack in a tiffin box.

Handy tip:

  1. Chunda is a traditional gujarati sweet and sour pickle made by marinating grated raw mangoes in sugar and spices. It goes well with thepla, chapatis, and other savoury snacks. It is available in the market if you do not have time on hand.
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