Methi Thepla – Easy & Healthy Fenugreek flatbread Recipe

Methi Thepla – One of the best snack options for kids. With its flavourful taste and healthiness, you would gladly let your kid enjoy an extra bite. What I love is that you can make these in bulk and store it for a while and it does not go bad. A Gujarati cuisine made using fresh fenugreek leaves is usually served with pickle or yoghurt and this fenugreek chapati makes a great breakfast, lunch or snack. Easy to pack & not easily perishable makes it best for travelling and to pack lunch boxes.

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Is Methi Thepla healthy?

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Absolutely! This is not just a wholesome choice for your kid but also a great option for adults. The fenugreek leaves are known to help with digestion and are rich in antioxidants & fibre. You can easily make this healthy snack for your family to sit and enjoy.

What I love about this healthy fenugreek bread is that it is the meal you can easily carry when you are traveling with kids.

What is Methi Thepla made of?

Here are the ingredients that you need to make Methi Thepla

  • Whole wheat flour/ Multigrain flour – 1 cup of whole wheat flour or multigrain flour make sthe base of this recipe helps in binding the dough. This also adds to the fibre content in the dish.
  • Chickpea flour (Besan) – 1/4 cup of besan adds flavour and binding to theplas. It also keeps the fenugreek bread soft for longer time.
  • Fenugreek leaves (Methi) – 1 cup cleaned & chopped fresh methi leaves are used that adds flavour and all its health benefits to this methi roti. You can also choose to use kasoori methi in place of fresh leaves but I prefer to use fresh leaves when I am cooking for my kids.
  • Ginger (grated) – 1 tsp of grated ginger adds flavour and is a great ingredient to help with digestion.
  • Chilli powder – It is optional but you can use 1/2 tsp of chilli powder if your kid enjoys a bit of spice in their meal.
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp of cumin powder helps with digestion and gives a good flavor and aroma.
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp of coriander powder is used for flavor. This is a great way to introduce spice to your baby.
  • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Yogurt – 1 cup of sour curd or yoghurt makes this fenugreek chapati soft and also helps with any bitterness that fenugreek or methi leaves produce. You can opt to use water or vegan yogurt if you are making a vegan recipe.
  • Olive oil/ Butter – A few drops of olive oil or butter is used to smear on methi roti while cooking them. If you are making this for travel, add extra oil which helps to store for longer as they do not make rotis dry. I prefer using butter when I am making it fresh for my kids.
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Instructions to make Fenugreek Bread

This recipe is simple and easy to make with approximately 15 minutes if you have all the ingredients. Here are the instructions:

  • Add whole wheat/ multigrain flour and chickpea flour in a mixing bowl.
  • To this add all the spices mentioned above and mix well.
  • Add fresh fenugreek or methi leaves chopped into small pieces. Mix everything well.
  • Now add yogurt and mix well to form a soft dough. You can also add little water if required (but I would not recommend as fenugreek leaves do leave some moisture while mixing).
  • Make medium sized balls from the dough and roll it using a rolling pin to preferred thickness. I prefer rolling it to a medium thickness so it does not become too crisp for baby to eat.
  • Now roast each theplas on the hot pan and smear some oil or butter on both sides.
  • Cook them well and serve it along with yogurt for your little one to enjoy.

FAQs Fenugreek chapati

1. What is the difference between Methi Thepla and Methi paratha?

While Methi Thepla and paratha seems to be similar, there is a definite difference between them. While Parathas are usually made using whole wheat flour and stuffing of methi and other ingredients, Theplas are usually made by mixing yoghurt and fresh fenugreek leaves forming a harder dough.

2. How long can we store Thepla?

Theplas can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 2 months. Adding yoghurt to the dough makes them stay softer for a long duration.

3. How do you increase the shelf life of Thepla?

If you are travelling, Theplas are a great dish to carry along. You can increase their shelf life by adding a few extra drops of oil so they do not dry out.

Other gourmet flatbread recipes

  • Avocado flatbread – A healthy & filling super soft flatbread that is my go to recipe for kids.
  • Cauliflower flatbread – An easy and healthy flatbread recipe that can be used as a pizza base or quesedilla base.
  • Mint flatbread (Pudina Paratha) – Authentic indian cuisine that is absolutely delicious with rich flavours that is easy to introduce to babies and toddlers.
  • Potato flatbread (Aloo Paratha) – A classic recipe that is loved by kids & adults.
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Methi Thepla / Fenugreek Flatbread

Rashmi Madhwaraj
A Gujarati cuisine made using fresh fenugreek leaves is usually served with pickle or yoghurt and this fenugreek chapati makes a great breakfast, lunch or snack. Easy to pack & not easily perishable makes it best for travelling and to pack lunch boxes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 2 kids

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (100g) cup Whole wheat flour/ Multigrain flour
  • 1/4 (25g) cup Chickpea flour Besan
  • 1 cup Fenugreek leaves (Methi)
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil/ Butter

Spices

  • 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 tbsp Chilli powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Add whole wheat/ multigrain flour and chickpea flour in a mixing bowl.
  • To this add all the spices mentioned above and mix well.
  • Add fresh fenugreek or methi leaves chopped into small pieces. Mix everything well.
  • Now add yogurt and mix well to form a soft dough. You can also add little water if required (but I would not recommend as fenugreek leaves do leave some moisture while mixing).
  • Make medium sized balls from the dough and roll it using a rolling pin to preferred thickness. I prefer rolling it to a medium thickness so it does not become too crisp for baby to eat.
  • Now roast each theplas on the hot pan and smear some oil or butter on both sides.
  • Cook them well and serve it along with yogurt for your little one to enjoy.
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