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methi thepla: gujarati methi thepla, methi thepla recipe
methi thepla is a flat bread and is a popular gujarati snack.


nutrition info is per thepla

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total time:
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methi thepla recipe with video and step by step photos – methi thepla are delicious flatbreads made from fresh fenugreek leaves, whole wheat flour and gram flour (besan). they can be munched anytime of the day.

methi thepla: gujarati methi thepla, methi thepla recipe

methi thepla are light as well as healthy. a good snack for children who don’t like greens, especially fenugreek. this way you can incorporate some greens in their diet. along with fenugreek you can also add some other greens like spinach or amaranth in the dough. you can also check mooli thepla and lauki thepla recipe.

i love adding methi and try to include it regularly in my diet. no wonder, there are many methi recipes on the blog like:

methi thepla is a all time favorite at home. both of us love gujarati food. along with the methi theplas, i had also made another favorite gujarati snack – methi muthia (fenugreek & gram flour dumplings) both steamed & fried.

methi thepla recipe

whenever you buy fresh methi leaves, always pluck the leaves from the stems and keep them in an air tight container or a zip lock bag in the fridge. i always keep the plucked methi leaves in a steel container and the leaves stay fresh for 4-5 days. when i want, i add methi leaves to pakoras or pulao and even dal. a little goes a long way 🙂

making the methi theplas is no rocket science and is very easy. serve methi thepla with plain yogurt (curd) or lemon pickle or mango pickle or aam ka chunda.

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methi thepla: gujarati methi thepla, methi thepla recipe
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methi thepla recipe

methi thepla is a flat bread and is a popular gujarati snack.nutrition info is per thepla
Nutrition Facts
methi thepla recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 0.9mg 0%
Sodium 193.3mg 8%
Potassium 203.3mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22.9g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 6.8g 14%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4%
Iron 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
course snacks
cuisine gujarati
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 1 hour
servings 11 theplas
rough calories per serving 144 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) - tightly packed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) or 120 grams atta
  • ¼ cup besan (gram flour) or 40 grams besan
  • ¼ cup bajra flour (pearl millet flour) or 40 grams bajra flour
  • ¼ cup jowar flour (sorghum flour) or 40 grams jowar flour
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) + 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch) - crushed, about 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ginger + green chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 to 5 tablespoon dahi (yogurt or dahi) or water for kneading or add as required
  • oil for roasting theplas as required

how to make methi thepla recipe

kneading dough for methi thepla recipe

  1. rinse 1 cup methi leaves very well in water. then drain them and chop finely. keep aside.
  2. in a mixing bowl, take 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup besan, 1/4 cup pearl millet flour/bajra flour and 1/4 cup sorghum flour/jowar flour. i have used miller flours but you can skip add it, if you don't have. in this case just add 3/4 cup besan instead of 1/4 cup.
  3. add all the spices and herbs.
  4. add the chopped methi leaves. mix everything well.

  5. add curd (for a vegan option add very little water instead of curd).
  6. mix again and knead into a dough. don't add water while kneading as methi leaves release water.
  7. knead the dough very well. add more curd if required while kneading.

rolling methi thepla

  1. make medium sized balls from the dough.
  2. take a medium sized ball and sprinkle some flour on it.
  3. with the rolling pin begin to roll the thepla.
  4. roll the thepla to a round of about 5-6 inches in diameter.

making methi thepla

  1. on a hot tawa place the thepla. flip when one side is partly cooked.
  2. spread oil on this side. flip the thepla again.
  3. now spread the oil on this side. flip a couple of times till you get golden spots and the methi thepla is cooked evenly.
  4. you can also press the thepla with spatula while cooking.
  5. remove the methi thepla and keep it in a roti basket. since i plan to serve these theplas after a few hours. i have added more oil so that they remain soft. 

  6. if you plan to serve them immediately then you can add less oil as i have done in lauki thepla recipe.

  7. serve methi thepla with plain yogurt or a lemon or mango pickle.

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recipe notes

instead of water you can also add curd. for frying instead of oil you can use ghee if you want.

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how to make methi thepla recipe

1. rinse 1 cup methi leaves very well in water. then drain them and chop finely. keep aside.

methi leaves for methi thepla recipe

2. in a mixing bowl, take 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup besan, 1/4 cup pearl millet flour/bajra flour and 1/4 cup sorghum flour/jowar flour. i have used miller flours but you can skip add it, if you don’t have. in this case just add 3/4 cup besan instead of 1/4 cup.

flours for methi thepla recipe

3. add all the spices and herb.

spices and herbs added are – ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp oil and ¾ tsp salt or add as required. also add ½ inch ginger + 1 or 2 green chilies, crushed. about 1 to 1.5 tsp ginger+green chili paste

spices for methi thepla recipe

4. add the chopped methi leaves.

methi leaves for methi thepla recipe

5. mix everything well.

making dough for methi thepla recipe

6. add 4-5 tbsp curd/yogurt (for a vegan option add very little water instead of curd).

making methi thepla recipe dough

7. mix again and knead into a dough. don’t add water while kneading as methi leaves release water.

kneading dough to make methi thepla recipe

8. knead the dough very well. add more curd if required while kneading.

dough for methi thepla recipe

9. make medium sized balls from the dough.

dough balls to make methi thepla recipe

making methi thepla

10. take a medium sized ball and sprinkle some flour on it.

rolling - methi thepla recipe

11. with the rolling pin begin to roll the thepla.

rolling thepla - methi thepla recipe

12. roll the thepla to a round of about 5-6 inches in diameter.

rolling thepla - methi thepla recipe

13. on a hot tawa place the thepla.

frying thepla - methi thepla recipe

14. flip when one side is partly cooked.

frying thepla - methi thepla recipe

15. spread oil on this side.

frying thepla - methi thepla recipe

16. flip the thepla again.

frying thepla - methi thepla recipe

17. now spread the oil on this side.

frying thepla - methi thepla recipe

18. flip a couple of times till you get golden spots and the methi thepla is cooked evenly.

making methi thepla recipe

19. you can also press methi thepla with spatula while cooking.

making methi thepla recipe

20. since i plan to serve these methi theplas after a few hours. i have added more oil so that they remain soft. if you plan to serve them immediately then you can add less oil as i have done in lauki thepla recipe.

making methi thepla recipe

21. remove the methi thepla and keep it in a roti basket and then serve.

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21. serve methi na thepla with plain yogurt or a lemon or mango pickle or mango chutney or mango chunda.

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methi thepla also serve best when travelling or for tiffin box lunch with some sweet mango pickle or lime pickle. you can also have methi thepla with a simple jeera aloo or even as a snack with indian chai.

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  1. Can I make it with kasuri methi as I dont have fresh methi leaves?

    • yes you can use kasuri methi. you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of kasuri methi.

  2. I made the methi thepla using Ur recipe, my family loved it. Am gonna make it again tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Welcome Bhavya. Glad to know this.

  3. Can I preserve this for around 3 days, without a fridge ?
    I will be travelling and planning to take a couple of these for 2-3 days.

    • suhana, you can easily keep theplas at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.

  4. I am amazed to see your site I have been watching many cooking site But I found your site very fascinating I am amazed to see how you use ordinary ingredients and make an extra ordinary recipes We are able to eat different foods with the ingredients easily available in every kitchen Thank you so much

    • Welcome Meena. Glad to know that you liked the website. Do try some recipes. I try to use everyday ingredients in recipes whenever possible.

  5. Is we can use curd for we need to store for a day? thank u

    • you can store for a day if curd is used.

  6. Oh this looks fantastic! I LOVE Indian food. Veg Indian food is the best. Glad I found your channel. Thank you for sharing!

    • Welcome Carolyn. Nice to know this.

  7. I want to make theplas for 5-6 days of traveling without refrigerating. Please let me know what to use for kneading the dough.
    Thanks and regards

    • Welcome Nita. Methi thepla can easily last for 3-4 days. Don’t add curd if you want them to last longer. Fry them with little extra oil.

  8. Can we use kasoori methi instead of fresh methi leaves in case we don’t have?

    • PS, yes you can. Just add 2-3 tablespoon.

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