Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)

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.

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थेपला - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe) in Hindi) 

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Theplas are an inherent part of Gujarati meals, and are used for regular meals, travellingand for picnics! When you anticipate a busy fortnight, you can make a large batch and keep them in stock and relish with curds and chunda or bateta chips nu shaak.

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.

With just handful of ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen shelves, these delightful Indian bread recipes are so tasty because of the perfectly flavored dough.

Also, the addition of curd in the dough is skipped while making thepla for travelling. Cool them completely and store them in an air-tight container or cover with an aluminum foil. Be generous with the oil while cooking, or you might end up with dry and hard theplas.

We have a collection of top 10 Thepla Recipes which include methi thepla recipe, methi na thepla for travellers which are rolled theplas having a shelf life of 7 days, karela theplas for diabetics, healthy doodhi theplas. Included are some thepla wraps like Thepla Paneer Wrap and Methi Thepla Wrap made from fresh fenugreek leaves that can be eaten as snacks.

Enjoy making these Gujarati thepla recipes with the help of our step by step photos and making Theplas Video given below.

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Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe - How to make Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 theplas
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2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp curd (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 pickle
  1. For making the famous gujarati thepla at home, you first have to combine whole wheat flour, oil, curds, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. The addition of curd and oil in the dough results into soft thepla.
  2. Knead the dough well using a little oil. Cover with a lid or a muslin cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Ensure that you are using a wide mouthed bowl which helps in kneading the dough without creating a mess.
  3. Divide the dough into 14 equal portions and shape them into round balls. Press them gently between your palms and flatten it to roll out each portion into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) over medium flame. On the hot tawa, place the rolled circle and cook each circle, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both sides on a slow flame. To increase the shelf life of the thepla, use lots of oil while cooking; so that they will remai
  5. Serve the thepla recipe hot with chunda or sweet mango pickle.

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Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 02 May 18 04:53 AM

When I make thepla it becomes very crisp like Khakhra I do not understand where I m going wrong .please guide me Regards Mita
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mita, make sure you are adding oil to the dough and kneading it very well. Kneading is very important for the theplas to be soft.
02 May 18 09:32 AM
Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 18 Apr 17 08:31 PM

Hello could you please suggest some gujrati vegetables dishes that i can prepare for guests during puja ceremonies.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Veena, Below are the recipes
18 Apr 17 09:46 PM
Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 18 Apr 17 08:26 PM

Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 23 Aug 16 06:57 PM

very tasty recipe....thepla is my top favourite...??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Swati , we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
24 Aug 16 12:05 PM
Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 01 Mar 16 02:23 PM

I like thepla but I want to courier thepla in USA to my son.that why I want that recipe of theplawhich eat more days keep in freez
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Maya, This recipe is using curds which doesnt make it lasts longer. After receiving your query, we have tried the theplas that will lasts longer in the fridge, we have kept them aside to see the exact time duration that the theplas will lasts for. We will get back to you for the same shortly.
02 Mar 16 05:17 PM
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!!!