How to make Thepla -

Whole wheat, gram flour and fenugreek rotis – a speciality from Gujarat.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Breads

For more recipes related to Thepla checkout Roomali Roti, Matar Ka Parantha, Sweet Roti, Gobhi Parantha . You can also find more Breads recipes like Lavash aloo prantha Baguette Stuffed Cauliflower Parantha


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.

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.

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