I have always been intrigued by Theplas. Whenever I saw any recipe for thepla, I would overlook the ingredients and look at the picture and dismiss it as yet another type of vegetable paratha (or in this case methi paratha). A few days back, I saw this recipe for Methi Thepla at US Masala and I happen to read through the ingredients and also some Q & A in the comments section. That is when I came to know that the addition of besan(senaga pindi/chick pea flour) is what makes thepla different from a paratha. So I decided to make these theplas and the taste was distinctly different from the parathas. It was very flavorful and delicious. We enjoyed with Chow Chow gravy and curds. We had these 2 days in a row. 

This aptly goes to the Tried and Tasted event of this month featuring US Masala blog. It is an event originally started by Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen and now owned by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles.

Methi Thepla

Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups
Besan / Chick Pea Flour 1/2 cups
Methi Leaves 1 cup (I used 3 Tbsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves, Kasoori Methi)
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Sesame Seeds 2 tsp
Ajwain/Vaamu 1/4 tsp (I powdered it)
Yogurt/Curds as required to knead
Salt as per taste
Oil 1 Tbsp + more while cooking 

Method Of Preparation - 

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except curds/yogurt. Mix everything so all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Gradually add the yogurt/curds and knead it into a soft dough. Make sure it is not sticky. Cover and set aside for 10-15 min.

Make equal portions of the dough and roll them into thin circles and cook on both side until cooked well.

Methi Thepla

Serve them hot with a side dish of your choice. I prefer putting them in an insulated container until ready to eat.

Also sending these theplas to Suma's event 'Cooking With Seeds - Wheat'

Lets take a peek at what my fellow marathoners  are cooking  for the Blogging Marathon.
30 Minutes Meals:Priya MahadavanPavani
Seven Days of Salad: llaDivya Vikram
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya SureshSuma Gandlur and me
Kids Friendly: VatsalaJay,Kamalika.

Preparation Time 40 min
Makes 14 theplas


  1. Jayashree Says:
  2. Theplas look great. I wish I could eat some of that with that curd.

  3. Ila Says:
  4. Yummy Yummy and delicious :) Nice recipe:)

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. lovely theplas..healthy too.

  7. divya Says:
  8. looks yummy and healthy too..

  9. Usha Says:
  10. Theplas looks delicious! I bookmarked the recipe too, meaning to try it for the tried and tasted event.

  11. Thepla looks so fulfilling and yummy. Could almost taste them.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Thepla looks so soft and yummy ...

  13. Suma Gandlur Says:
  14. I like theplas too because they remain softer even outside for a longer time.

  15. tempting and lovely theplas would love to grab them and have a quick bite.

  16. Priya Suresh Says:
  17. Thepla looks so healthy and inviting..

  18. Padma Says:
  19. Looks yummy and also healthy.

  20. aipi Says:
  21. Theplas came out perfect dear. Thanks a lot for trying n liking it :)

    US Masala

  22. Srivalli Says:
  23. Looka great Harini and perfect circles all the way!..:)

  24. looks perfect and delicious dear :)

  25. Pavani Says:
  26. I love theplas, since the besan makes them softer and gives them a nutty taste. Your methi theplas look yumm..

  27. veena Says:
  28. Love teplas,Yours looks perfect:-)

  29. Archana Says:
  30. Looks great!

  31. purabi naha Says:
  32. Wow, what a great storehouse of recipes! Lot to learn from you, my dear friend! Shall visit again very soon. Do have a look at my blog as well!

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