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Easy-Peasy Theplas



I should technically call this a guest post, since I've never made theplas in my life. But they are currently my favorite breakfast, thanks to my maid who makes a killer version. And she's sitting here all flustered, trying to answer my questions on ingredients and quantities so allow for this recipe being a collection of guesses and estimates. But try it all the same. With plain yogurt or some pickle on the side, they are the best breakfast there is. It's also not as complicated as your regular theplas so the incentive to make them's even higher.

Tear the leaves off a bunch of fenugreek. You need about half a cup. Wash them well and chop finely. Add this fenugreek to a cup of whole wheat flour alongwith 1 tbsp yogurt, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp turmeric. Also add salt to taste and a tbsp of oil. Mix everything well, then add just enough water to make a dough. Knead it for 5-7 minutes and keep aside for at least half an hour (she insists that resting the dough is critical to making theplas).

Pinch a lemon sized ball of dough and roll it out as thin as you can. Place on a heated tawa (gridle) and let cook for a minute. Flip, apply ghee on both sides and cook until crisp and brown.

Comments

Veggie Hut said…
i am going to try them soon.. had it at my gujju friends house.. i love them too.
Sarah Jones said…
Hi !
I like your passion for food and blog writing. I work for a Swedish social media company which has clients in India as well. I am looking for some great food and wine blog writers. Our members attend food and wine tasting events for free and blog about them and their blogs are linked to our european and Indian websites. If you would like to know more or be a member and attend an event coming up in New Delhi this november, please reply to me at sarah@spotandtell.se
Look forward for your reply.
Sarah
AJ said…
Look delicious!! Compliments to your maid!!
Hey Simran,

You have been invited to Delhi by Sarah. I am so happy for you. Now coming to the Theplas, they look out of the world. Will get methi from Indian store and make it and let you know. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Pavani said…
Those look yummy. Will give them a try soon.
The Blog Checkz said…
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We are working with DANONE, a Fortune 500 company and World’s No.1 fresh dairy company. Being one of the most successful healthy food companies in the world, it has recently launched DANONE Dahi and flavored yogurts - Strawberry, Mango and Vanilla in India.

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Looks fantastic and wonderful
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/
I tried this one simran and it turned out very tasty. The addition of yogurt to the dough does make a difference.
We gobbled a lot more with my cranberry chutney. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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