mooli thepla recipe, how to make mooli thepla | radish thepla

mooli thepla are flat bread made from whole wheat flour, radish (mooli) and spices. theplas are light, quick and nutritious snack. 

mooli thepla recipe with step by step photos – mooli thepla are flat breads made with whole wheat flour, white radish (mooli) and spices.

mooli thepla recipe

theplas are light, quick and nutritious snack. though most of the time we prefer methi thepla but on ocassions, i do make thepla with different veggies. i have shared a variation of thepla recipe made with lauki or bottle gourd here – lauki thepla.

you can make mooli thepla as a breakfast, a quick snack or even pack for tiffin box or lunch box. theplas remain soft so you can have them any time of the day. especially if you are working then theplas come as a big rescue since they can be made quickly and are very easy to prepare.

these mooli thepla taste good and one cannot make out that they are made from radish (mooli). so its great to make these for your loved ones, especially the fussy eaters. addition of mooli makes thepla more nutritious and healthy. another flatbread recipe i make with mooli is this punjabi mooli paratha recipe.

you can apply oil or ghee on the mooli thepla. adding besan flour gives a nice nutty flavor to theplas. we like the flavor of besan but if you don’t prefer then skip it. mostly theplas are served with mango pickle, curd or aam chunda or any veggie. we love to have warm theplas with hot cup of masala chai.

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mooli thepla

Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:50 mins
mooli thepla are flat bread made from whole wheat flour, radish (mooli) and spices. theplas are light, quick and nutritious snack. 
mooli thepla recipe
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:gujarati
Servings:10 to 12 theplas

INGREDIENTS FOR mooli thepla

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • ¾ to 1 cup grated mooli (radish)
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 2 tablespoons gram flour (besan) - OPTIONAL
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon curd (dahi or yogurt) - add 1 to 2 tablespoon more, if required while kneading the dough
  • 1 green chili + ½ inch ginger - crushed to a paste in mortar pestle or 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or as required
  • oil for roasting as required

HOW TO MAKE mooli thepla

kneading dough for mooli thepla

  • rinse, peel and grate the mooli in a bowl or plate. grate about ¾ cup to 1 cup mooli.
  • measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making mooli thepla.
  • add grated mooli in a parat or big plate. add all the spice powders, salt and ginger-chili paste.
  • next add ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste and ¾ teaspoon salt or as required.
  • mix the spices very well.
  • keep covered aside for 5 minutes. soon mooli will release its juices.
  • then add 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour.
  • next add 3 tablespoon of besan (gram flour). if you are not using gram flour then skip this step.
  • mix well with your finger tips.
  • add 1 to 2 tablespoon yogurt (curd or dahi) and 1 tablespoon oil.
  • mix well and begin to knead the dough.
  • make a smooth soft dough.
  • cover the dough with a plate or linen cloth. allow the dough to rest for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • again knead the dough for a minute.

rolling mooli thepla

  • make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • dust some flour on the ball.
  • gently flatten with a pin roller (belan).
  • sprinkle some more flour if required.
  • roll to a round or oval shape thepla, about 5 to 6 inches in diameter.

roasting mooli thepla on tawa

  • place the rolled mooli thepla on a hot tawa or griddle.
  • when you see faint blisters on mooli thepla then flip.
  • spread some oil or ghee on the thepla all over, flip again.
  • spread oil or ghee on this side too.
  • flip thepla once or twice till they are cooked. make all mooli thepla this way. 
  • if you are making mooli thepla to carry for tiffin or picnics then apply some more oil, so that thepla stay soft.
  • serve mooli thepla warm or at room temperature with pickle or curd (yogurt).

RECIPE TIPS

  1. you can use ghee or oil for roasting the theplas.
  2. adding besan (gram flour) is optional.
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how to make mooli thepla recipe:

1. rinse, peel and grate the mooli in a bowl or plate. grate about ¾ to 1 cup mooli.

mooli thepla recipe

2. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making mooli theplas.

mooli thepla recipe

3. add grated mooli in a parat or big plate or bowl. also add ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder), ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder), ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste and ¾ teaspoon salt or as required.

mooli thepla recipe

4. mix the spices very well.

mooli thepla recipe

5. keep covered aside for 5 minutes. soon mooli will release its juices.

mooli thepla recipe

6. then add 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour (atta).

mooli thepla recipe

7. next add 3 tablespoons of besan (gram flour). if you are not using gram flour, then skip this step.

mooli thepla recipe

8. mix well with your finger tips.

mooli thepla recipe

9. add 1 to 2 tablespoon yogurt (curd or dahi) and 1 tablespoon oil.

mooli thepla recipe

10. mix well and begin to knead the dough. make a smooth soft dough. if the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour. if the dough looks dry or hard, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons more curd.

mooli thepla recipe

11. cover the dough with a plate or linen cloth. allow the dough to rest for 5 to 6 minutes. again knead the dough for a minute.

mooli thepla recipe

rolling mooli thepla

12. make medium sized balls from the dough.

mooli thepla recipe

13. dust some flour on the ball.

mooli thepla recipe

14. gently flatten with a pin roller.

mooli thepla recipe

15. sprinkle some more flour if required.

mooli thepla recipe

16. roll to a round or oval shape thepla, about 5 to 6 inches in diameter.

mooli thepla recipe

roasting mooli thepla on tawa

17. place the rolled mooli thepla on a hot tawa or griddle.

mooli thepla recipe

18. roast till you see faint blisters on thepla.

mooli thepla recipe

19. then flip mooli thepla.

mooli thepla recipe

20. spread some oil or ghee on the thepla all over.

mooli thepla recipe

21. flip again.

mooli thepla recipe

22. spread oil or ghee on this side too.

mooli thepla recipe

23. flip theplas once or twice till they are cooked. make all mooli thepla this way. if you are making mooli thepla to carry for tiffin or picnics then apply some more oil, so that thepla stay soft.

mooli thepla recipe

24. serve mooli thepla warm or at room temperature with pickle or curd or aam chunda or mango chutney.

mooli thepla recipe


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