These flavorful rotis originate from the state of Gujrat. They have a long shelf life and are given to those who go on long journeys as they keep very well. The fenugreek leaves give them a distinctive flavor so you can use fresh or dry. I used the dry leaves as we dont get them soo easily in Valencia. Here is the recipe…
Thank you soo much Pinky Valecha for giving me this recipe over the phone…I am using my pic..RECIPE IS YOURS SWEETIE..THANK YOU 🙂
INGREDIENTS for about 8-10 theplas
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of finely chopped fresh fenugreek leaves(methi) OR 2 tablespoons of dried kasuri methi soaked in water for 1 hour and then drained
1/4 cup of fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
salt, to taste
1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon of Nitu Didi turmeric powder
2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
Oil as needed
water as needed
put the dough into a bowl and add oil little by little and rub the dough between your palms to mix it. It should resemble the consistency of bread crumbs. Then add all the other ingredients and knead into a dough with water. Make a soft pliable dough and keep it aside for an hour. Heat a good iron gridle or skillet and make round balls of the dough. Roll them into rounds and bake till done. Keep covered in a container and these should keep soft and well for a week!!

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  1. padu says:

    this is very similar to methi parathas but u added sesami seeds so maybe the taste will vary a bit… i do love sesame seeds use it in most of the chinese dishes…

  2. Never realised that you had to add ginger garlic paste & sesame seeds to the dough as well! will give this version a try for sure

  3. resh says:

    my version: methi chopped finely, coriander leaves chopped, sesame seeds,whole jeera, lil jaggery grated, haldi pd,lil red chilli pd,ghee and salt. make a dough with whole wheat flour. hope u like it.

  4. nituchugani says:

    Resh thank you soo much :):) this also can be tried 🙂

  5. Samina Dohadwala says:

    For gujarati style theplas add chopped methi leaves, green chilli paste , jaggery , jeera , haldi , oil , salt and make dough using butter milk (chaas) .

  6. nituchugani says:

    Samina thank you…. will try all these versions next time..thanx a ton all of you for sharing

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