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Theplas for every occasion
Last Updated : Jan 17,2017
Theplas are an inherent part of Gujarati meals. They have a special texture and richer flavour. This makes them mouth-wateringly tasty, whether had hot or after a while. So, apart from being served as an important part of regular meals, they can also be carried along while travelling or enjoyed at picnics. Theplas can also be had for Breakfast or relished at tea-time.
Just plain Theplas are tasty enough, and can be eaten with Curds and chunda. You can also make a variety of Theplas, flavoured or stuffed. A dash of jeera, til, coriander or methi leaves gives the Theplas an irresistible aroma and incredible flavour. You can also add veggies like karela or doodhi to make your Theplas healthier. Theplas also double up as super-tasty wraps. You can roll them up with mixed veggies, Potatoes, paneer or other fillings.
Our recipes give you all the pointers needed to get the perfect Theplas, like the flame level, the method of making the dough and cooking the Theplas. It is the perfect guide to discover the world of Theplas. Once you practice these, you can find more such amazing recipes on our website, or conjure up your own innovative Theplas!
Top 10 Thepla Recipes
Here is an exciting new use for theplas, which you would always have seen as a traditional Gujarati snack. In this recipe, you will find that flavourful methi-tinged theplas transform into an all-new treat when smeared with tangy chunda and packed with a peppy flavoured paneer and cauliflower mixture. Not only is the Thepla Paneer Wrap tasty, it is quite sumptuous too. Serve immediately, to enjoy the fresh flavour and texture.
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.
Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are they very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient.
To make these theplas we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green chilli paste and spice powders to sesame seeds. However, we have not used curds, in order to increase the shelf life.
You also need to make sure you add lots of oil while cooking; otherwise they will become dry and get spoilt soon. When made as per the instructions, the Methi Theplas will stay fresh in the fridge for almost 15 days.
When you anticipate a busy fortnight, you can make a large batch and keep them in stock. Just take them out when you want a nice meal, warm them slightly on a tava and enjoy with curds
You can also try other variants of theplas like Zucchini Thepla
, Mooli Thepla
or Doodhi Theplas
A traditional flatbread recipe from the heart of Gujarat, Mooli Thepla is made from a delectable dough of whole wheat flour reinforced with grated radish along with its leaves too. Curds are added to enhance the texture and flavour of the theplas, while chilli powder provides an enjoyable spiciness. Notice that no water is used to make the dough. Curds, a little bit of oil, and the juice that comes out of the radish are the fluids that bind the dough together.
The first thing we all can think about karelas is their bitterness. But karela is extremely beneficial for diabetics and one can enjoy it more if you acquire the taste for it.
These innovative Karela Thepla make use of the peels of the karela which we usually throw away. Wash and chop the peels into small pieces before adding it to the dough.
For a tasty and diabetic friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, check out our collection of Diabetic recipes
The sweetness of bananas is highlighted and well-complemented by the slightly bitter methi leaves making the duo an exciting filling for theplas. You will love the blend of flavours and the pleasing texture of the banana methi thepla. It is also good to note that this thepla will last for a day or two, so you can carry it not just in your lunch box but take it along on a journey too!
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for a couple of days without refrigeration and also beautifully complement a hot cup of masala tea.
style theplas are a perfect treat for a relaxed sunday breakfast. Give them a new twist by wrapping them around a filling of potato bhaji, salad and red chilli sauce. This also makes a great Breakfast
An interesting twist to the homely thepla makes it an exciting snack that will fascinate young kids. To make this sumptuous Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap, fenugreek flavoured theplas are rolled up with a crispy potato mixture, which is flavoured with peppy masalas like amchur powder. You can make the theplas in advance if you wish to save time, but make sure you add enough oil so that it does not dry up and break when rolling. You can even give the thepla and the crispy potato separately, but rolling it up with a layer of cheese spread will make it more handy to eat and tastier too. Pack some Kurmura Chikki
also, it will be an after lunch sweet treat for their taste buds.
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