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methi thepla served with pickle and yogurt
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Methi Thepla

Methi Thepla are savory thin Indian flatbreads made with whole wheat flour, fresh fenugreek leaves and are spiced with turmeric, red chili powder, carom seeds, and sesame seeds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5
Calories: 391kcal


  • 1 small sweet potato steamed, cooled and peeled (see notes)
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed or grated
  • 2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves stems trimmed, washed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour for dough
  • ¾ cup water use as needed
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour for rolling parathas
  • 2 tablespoons ghee


  • In a big mixing bowl add the peeled sweet potato and mash it with a potato masher. Add garlic, methi, carom seeds, sesame seeds, salt, turmeric, red chili powder and half of the oil.
  • Mix well, massaging it with hands so the moisture from the methi is released. Adding little bit water at a time make soft pliable dough. Add remaining oil and knead the dough for a couple of minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes
  • Make 8 to 10 lemon-sized round balls from the dough.
  • Take one dough ball at a time and roll it in the dry flour coating it well on all the sides. Roll the dough ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle, depending on the thickness you like.
  • Heat a pan on medium-high heat. Put the rolled Thepla on the pan and cook on both sides until the paratha is cooked with light brown spots on both the sides. Apply a few drops of ghee on each side and then take it off the pan.
  • Roll and cook the rest of the theplas. Serve hot with pickle and yogurt!



  1. How steam sweet potato in the Instant Pot - Add 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot insert. Place the trivet inside the pot and then put the sweet potato on top of the trivet. Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure release valve to sealing. Press the steam button and adjust cook time to 10 minutes. Depending on the size of the sweet potato it will take 10 to 15 minutes for it to steam. Allow natural pressure release and then open the Instant Pot 
  2. Use around ¾ cup of mashed sweet potato for 2 cups of flour


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3932IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 4mg
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