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Methi Thepla

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Ingredients

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1/4 cup gram flour
2 cups wheat flour
1/4 tsp powdered turmeric
1/2 tsp carom seeds
1 green chili
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp sour curd
Water--as needed to knead dough
7 tsp (2 tsp for kneading, and the rest for roasting) groundnut oil

Methi Thepla

Features:
  • Veg
  • Vegan
Cuisine:
  • 30 min
  • Serves 9
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Methi thepla is a Gujarati flatbread. The recipe for this dish varies from household to household. Some people make theirs from a mixture of flour, such as gram flour, millet flour, or whole wheat flour. This recipe features methi thepla with wheat flour, gram flour (besan), fenugreek leaves, and other spices. You can also include other greens like amaranth, or spinach in the dough.

 

Health Benefits

Fenugreek leaves enhance liver functioning, dyspepsia and help treat gastric problems and other intestinal issues. Fenugreek leaves and seeds are also used for curing dysentery and diarrhea and help reduce menstrual cramps.

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How to Make Methi Thepla

  1. in a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add curds and oil and crumble.
  3. Add water in parts and knead the dough smooth.
  4. Pinch a medium sized ball, roll and flatten it, and dust with some wheat flour.
  5. Further roll it into a thin circle like a chapathi.
  6. Place the rolled thepla on a hot tawa and cook for a minute.
  7. When the base is partly cooked, flip over.
  8. Drizzle some ghee/oil and press lightly until cooked on both sides.
  9. Serve methi theplas with raitha and pickles.

 

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Trivia

  1. Fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean region, Southern Europe, and Western Asia; Fenugreek was grown extensively in the imperial gardens of Charlemagne.
  2. The Greeks and Romans used cultivated fenugreek for fodder. In fact, it is still grown for fodder in parts of Europe and Northern Africa.
  3. The Latin term for fenugreek is foenum graecu, which means Greek hay.
  4. Egyptians used fenugreek (among many other items) for mummifying.

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