Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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.

8 comments:

Jyoti said...

i am going to try them soon.. had it at my gujju friends house.. i love them too.

Sarah Jones said...

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Apu said...

Look delicious!! Compliments to your maid!!

Srimathi said...

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.

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Shanthi said...

Looks fantastic and wonderful
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Srimathi said...

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.