Friday, February 10, 2012


I have prepared methi roti before but it never tasted like the readymade Theplas that I would buy at the supermarket.  And the pictures at Rak's Kitchen  looked so tempting that I decided I would give it a try.  Mitho Limdo also had a recipe and I sort of combined the two and made the roti and I think I shall never buy them again at the store. I can very well make them at home if they taste as good. Right?

Ingredients: ( Makes 8 medium size rotis)

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Chick pea flour (Besan) - 1-2 tbsp
Methi- 1 bunch ( I usually use the large leaf variety)
Jeera - 1 tsp
Coriander (dhania) powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilie powder - 1 tsp ( varies according to taste) - you can substitute with finely chopped green chilies
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a very large pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
And more when making the rotis

Wash methi leaves well and chop fine
Take a little oil in a wok, heat, and sauté till the leaves wilt and the room is filled with a delicious aroma
Keep aside
In a mixing bowl add the wheat flour, besan, jeera, all the powders, asafoetida, sugar, salt, oil and the methi leaves.
Add water and mix to form a soft dough.
Keep for a while
Then make balls of the dough and dust in a little wheat flour and roll into thin rotis
Toast on a flat 'tawa'.  Smear both sides with oil till brown dots appear on the surface.

Serve theplas with raitha, chutney, pickle or even jam.  They taste good with anything. 


  1. Thanks for dropping by at my blog Radha! It's a pleasure to come to your space as well..Are you a Konkani/fond of Konkani food?

  2. Yummy recipe..:)) Loved it..

  3. looks wonderful and flavourful
    following your lovely site
    nice to meet you :)
    regards torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  4. I too have bookmarked it....looks yum...

  5. tasty and healthy
    mouth watering thepla

  6. Looks delicious and healthy too. Thanx for sharing..!

  7. Looks delicious and healthy too. Thanx for sharing..


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