How to make Thepla - Whole wheat, gram flour and fenugreek rotis – a speciality from Gujarat.

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Breads

Thepla Recipe Card


Theplas are a very important part of Gujarati cuisne. These flatbreads are made with a dough of whole wheat flour, gram flour, fresh methi leaves and spices and pan-fried. The best part about theplas is their high shelf life – they are perfect for picnics and as snacks while travelling. They taste particularly good with chunda, but you can have them with any kind of pickle.

For more recipes related to Thepla checkout Roomali Roti, Matar Ka Parantha, Sweet Roti, Gobhi Parantha . You can also find more Breads recipes like Methi Parantha, Bahurangi Puri, Chicken Keema Parantha, Tandulachi Bhakri.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Thepla Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 1/4 cups

  • Gram flour (besan) 2/3 cup

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Sieve wheat flour and besan separately.

Step 2

Mix wheat flour, besan, chopped methi leaves, salt, red chilli powder and then add water to make a semi hard dough, knead it well and rest it for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Divide into 8 equal portions.

Step 4

Roll out each portion and cook on a hot griddle on both sides, applying a little oil.

Step 5

Cook till lightly browned on both sides. Serve hot.