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Authentic Recipe of Thepla. Savory Indian Traditional Flat Leavened Garlic Bread from Delhi.

Thepla is a flavored flatbread made with spices and fresh fenugreek leaves. Lightly spiced, this side dish is eaten with curries.

Things to know about Thepla Recipe

The Indian Traditional Flavored Flatbread or Thepla is a lightly spiced, soft flatbread made with fresh fenugreek leaves. The dish is popular within the Jain community and Gujaratis. These are often served for breakfast or as snacks. The dish can also be served as a side dish.

Methi or Fenugreek Thepla is the most popular variant. Other variants include ingredients like radish and calabash.

Chapati, which is also a type of bread, closely resembles this recipe. However, Chapati dough is made with whole white flour, while these are multigrain.

Savory Indian Traditional Flat Leavened Garlic Bread from Delhi. Authentic Recipe of Thepla.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: थेपला
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Shallow)


Servings 2 People
Calories / Serving 290 kcal


  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup Fresh Fenugreek Leaf Finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaf Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt or curd
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Oil For frying
  • Water For the dough
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  • Mix wheat flour, fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, yogurt or curd, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, oil, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add water and knead the dough.
  • Roll out a circle and heat it over medium flame.
  • When tiny bubbles appear, flip over the Thepla to the other side.
  • Spread oil and keep flipping.
  • Transfer the Thepla to a plate until golden-brown spots appear.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 9gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3512mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 347IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 268mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Flavored Flatbread, Thepla Recipe, थेपला
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Cooking tip for making Thepla

  • The dough should be soft and smooth.
  • Do not add fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, or garlic to prepare the dough if you want to store it for more than 2-3 days.
  • To give a nice aroma, add butter on the side of the Thepla before transferring it to the plate.
  • Add more green chilies and chili powder if you want to make the Thepla spicy.

What to serve with Thepla?

Serve the Thepla with plain curd, lemon, or mango pickle.

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