Methi na Thepla is a Indian flatbread from the western region of India . There are umpteen versions of this bread where flour and fresh fenugreek are the main ingredient s.
Day 3 of the Travel theme , I could not miss Thepla which is a must in Gujrat . We get it over the counter and have ladies who cook these theplas on order , of course we make them ourselves too .
Every household has their own version of a Thepla . Some use a mix of wheat flour , bajra and besan , some use only wheat flour while some use a mix of wheat and besan . The fenugreek ratio also varies , next is the sugar , which most families add . For today I have made simple Theplas with wheat flour and no sugar and used buttermilk to bind the dough. Follow the given technique of flipping the thepla and the result would be a super soft thepla .
Thepla is a great travel food as it has a very good shelf life . If stored well they can go on for a week in winters , but they need to be placed in the Frig in summers and monsoon . Every time we travel Thepla is a must . We Indians want some kind of bread and theplas are just perfect to satisfy that urge. The greens and spices make it delicious and as such no accompaniment is required . Though Thepla and Chai is the most hit combo . Thepla and choondo , the grated sweet mango pickle combo is another hit combo . The third is Thepla and Keri no katto athano, which is sour mango pickle . I love them with some fried chillies.
Methi na Thepla
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup fresh fenugreek leaves
1 tsp ginger chilly paste
2 cloves garlic , crushed
1tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp oil
Pinch turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Sprinkle salt on fenugreek leaves and mix well .
After 5 minutes squeeze out the water from the leaves .
Take a mixing bowl and all ingredients .
Knead the dough using buttermilk .
Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes .
Pinch out lemon sized balls and roll into thin discs .
Heat a griddle and cook the thepla on one side , while the thepla is cooking apply oil generously , flip over and cook the other side .
Apply oil on the flipped side .
Once the other side is cooked flip again .
In all you shall be flipping only two times .
Make the rest of theplas in the similar manner .