Veganuary Journey – Multigrain Fenugreek Parathas (Theplas)

Most Gujarati’s love their theplas and they makes piles of them to take away on picnics and holidays. It’s one of those breads that lasts a few days  you can eat with curry, pickle or just a cup of tea. It can be made with a combination of various flours.

Ingredients for 12 theplas

  • 1 cup of chappati flour
  • ½ cup of chick pea flour (besan flour)
  • ½ cup of  millet flour (bajra flour)
  • ½ cup of corn flour
  • ½ a bunch of finely chopped fenugreek (methi)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp dhana jiru (ground cumin and coriander)
  • ½ cup of wheat flour for dusting  the surface when rolling out the theplas.
  • Oil : You will need 2 to 3 tablespoons for the dough and a another cup to fry the theplas in.

Method:

1. Mix  and sieve all the flourd in a mixing bowl.  Add the fenugreek, garlic, salt, turmeric, and dhana jiru.   Add  2 tablespoons of oil and mix well. Using some warm water, bind the dough. Knead well and keep it covered for an hour.

2. Divide your dough into 12 to 13 small balls.

3.  Roll out the theplas by dusting some wheat flour on your work top.

4.  Cook them slightly on a hot griddle or tawa or frying pan.  Using a spoon, spread some oil over the  theplas and cook them until golden brown.   Transfer them on to a kitchen paper.

5 These theplas taste nice hot or cold.

Who loves theplas?