May 6, 2010

Methi thepla recipe - Methi paratha

methi thepla in serving plate
Methi thepla recipe - is a very popular Indian flat bread prepared with fenugreek leaves and wheat flour. This is traditional Gujarathi thepla is usually served with pickles and yogurt. You can prepare it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a durable dish which can be carried in the lunch box while travelling. Friends, try out this methi thepla to have a traditional taste of North Indian cuisine.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time 20 : minutes
Yield : 5 theplas 
Recipe type : Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine : Indian

  • 1 cup chopped fenugreek leaves / methi leaves
  • 1/4 cup split bengal gram flour / besan
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1½  tsp chilly powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
  • 3 tbsp curd / yogurt
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tsp ghee / oil 
  • Oil or ghee for shallow frying
  • Salt to taste


1.  Wash and chop the fenugreek leaves. Put the chopped methi leaves into a large plate. Add  all the ingredients except  oil and knead it to a soft dough. Use some yogurt  if required.

2.  Apply oil on the palm of your hand  and knead the dough very well to make it soft and smooth.
mix all ingredient to make dough
2.  Then divide the dough into 5 equal portions  and shape them into small orange sized balls.

3.  Roll one dough ball into wheat flour and place it on a chapathi board. Roll out a thin and round thepla using the rolling pin.
4.  Heat a griddle and shallow fry the thepla till dark brown spot appears  appears from both sides.
shallow fried methi thepla

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  1. Parathas are great tasting and filling. Nice preparation. Carrot pickle is fact my mouth is watering seeing it.

  2. In fact I'm paratha lover. A delicious combination of aloo-methi paratha brings water in my mouth. Carrot pickle is so tempting. I think it can be stored in refrigerator for 4-5 days.

  3. Hi Vidhya,
    Paratha seems delicious and sabji combination is great. Red carrot pickle looks hot and delicious

  4. Love it. paratha and pickles both sounds delicious.Thanks a lot for sharing with us.

  5. delicious punjab style parathas and tempting carrot pickles...yummm.
    What's that white stripes? Capsicum sabji is also my favorite

  6. What a great combination dear. Sabji, pickles and paratha with fried potato chips. I am cooking this dish asap.

  7. Dear, Feeling happy to see your paratha recipe. Its true, lots of vegetable can be eaten by making paratha.
    Here you have used 6 or 7 vegetables to make it a complete meal.

  8. Hi Vidhya,
    yummmy pickle and paratha. feeling like to eat one paratha and pickle right now.
    Have a nice day

  9. looks delicious and tempting.

  10. Parathas and carrot pickles both my fav. Great combination in one plate.

  11. Oh! WOW!!!! Mouthwatering spread..... for me???? Lovely spread....... Tempting parata & the accompaniments..... Made to perfection.... KUDOS!!!


  12. Its real pleasure to see you posting such great combination of parathas and vegetables....keep it up vidhya.

  13. I love parathas and tempting carrots.

  14. Dear Neel those white stripes are potatoes roasted in butter and salt.

  15. Lovely combo..Nice clicks.. Looks so tempting.

  16. Nice parathas .Carrot pickle sounds interesting!!

  17. lovely parathas and awesome carrot pickles. I like this new recipe of carrot pickles.


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