methi thepla recipe, Gujarati travel snack
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Methi Thepla Recipe for travel snack

Methi thepla is a quintessential Gujarati travel snack. It is a spicy flatbread made with whole wheat flour, gram flour, fresh fenugreek leaves, spices, and yogurt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Keyword: Indian breads, Travel Food
Servings: 8
Calories: 156kcal


Methi thepla dough ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (plus some more for dusting)
  • ½ cup gram flour
  • ¼ cup fresh fenugreek , washed, drained, and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 8-10 stalks of fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika (or Kashmiri red chili powder)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 cups yogurt , to knead the dough

For Cooking

  • Vegetable oil


  • Mix all the dry dough ingredients in a big mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add in the yogurt little by little and knead into a soft dough with yogurt.*
  • Heat a flat pan on medium-high flame.
  • Divide the dough into 6-8 small balls.
  • Using a little dry flour for dusting, roll out each ball into a flat circle.
  • When the pan is hot, put the rolled thepla on the pan. While it cooks, roll another one!
  • Flip the thepla after around a minute. Sprinkle oil on the cooked side and flip again. Press and cook until golden brown spots appear. Sprinkle oil on the other side, flip, press and cook the other side.
  • Repeat for the remaining dough.
  • Serve hot with chutney, yogurt, or pickle.



  • To keep the theplas stay soft and last long, make sure you add sufficient oil while kneading and also cooking.
  • Knead the dough only in yogurt. We use very thick homemade yogurt. You need to use at least 3% fat yogurt.
  • You can add extra flavors by adding green chilies, cumin seeds, and/or coriander seeds.
  • If you don’t have fresh fenugreek leaves, you can also use Kasoori Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) but since they are much more concentrated in flavor, just add about 1 tbsp dried fenugreek in 1 cup whole wheat flour.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.9g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 5.2g