How to make Rajgire ka Thepla -

Scrumptious thepla made with Amaranth seed flour paired well with green chutney to the side

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Amaranth seed flour (rajgire ka atta), Whole wheat flour

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Rajgire ka Thepla

Rajgire ka Thepla Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rajgire ka Thepla Recipe

  • Amaranth seed flour (rajgire ka atta) 1 cup

  • Whole wheat flour 1 cup

  • Sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo to cook


Step 1

Take amaranth seed flour in a mixing bowl, add whole-wheat flour, sesame seeds, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger, yogurt, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-soft dough. Add 2 tbsps oil and knead till it is well incorporated. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape into balls. Dust the work-top with whole-wheat flour and roll each ball into a thepla,

Step 3

Heat a non-stick tawa, place each thepla on it, and cook till the underside is almost done. Flip, drizzle a little oil and flip again. Drizzle a little oil on the other side too and cook, turning side till both sides are light brown and crisp.

Step 4

Keep the theplas on serving plates and serve hot with green chutney.

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