¼cupbesan(gram flour or chickpea flour) or 40 grams besan
¼cupbajra flour(pearl millet flour) or 40 grams bajra flour
¼cupjowar flour(sorghum flour) or 40 grams jowar flour
½inchginger (adrak) + 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch)- crushed, about 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ginger + green chili paste
½teaspoonred chili powder
½teaspooncumin powder(ground cumin)
½teaspooncoriander powder(ground coriander)
¾teaspoonsaltor add as required
4 to 5tablespooncurd(yogurt) or water for kneading or add as required
oil for roasting theplaas required
Rinse 1 cup methi leaves very well in water. Then drain them and chop finely. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, take 1 cup whole wheat flour, ¼ cup besan, ¼ cup bajra flour and ¼ cup jowar flour. I have used millet flours but you can skip them if you don't have. In this case, just add 1.25 cups whole wheat flour and ½ cup besan.
Add all the spices and herbs.
Add the chopped methi leaves. mix everything well.
Add curd (for a vegan option add very little water instead of curd).
Mix again and knead into a dough. Don't add water while kneading as methi leaves release water.
Knead the dough very well. Add more curd if required while kneading.
rolling methi thepla
Make medium sized balls from the dough.
Take a medium sized ball and sprinkle some flour on it.
With the rolling pin begin to roll the thepla.
Roll them to a round of about 5-6 inches in diameter.
making methi thepla
On a hot tawa or skillet, place the thepla. Flip when one side is partly cooked.
Spread oil on this side. Flip the thepla again.
Now spread the oil on this side. Flip a couple of times till you get golden spots and the methi thepla is cooked evenly.
You can also press the thepla with spatula while cooking.
Remove and keep it in a roti basket. Since I plan to serve them 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.
Serve methi thepla with plain yogurt or a lemon or mango pickle.
Instead of water you can also add curd.
For frying instead of oil you can use ghee if you want.