Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Carrot Thepla !


Theplas are inherent part of Gujarati cuisine that are light, healthy and flavorful.Theplas are not paratas and there are lot of difference between them. Theplas are thin and made of wheat flour seasoned with aromatic spices and a leafy vegetable like methi or other vegetables are added in grated form. 
It stays soft for a longer time if properly rolled out and cooked and an excellent option for travel or picnics. 


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 3/4 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • salt as needed
  • 3 tbsp thick curd (yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp crushed Chilli n Ginger
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds / Omam)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee (or oil) (to cook theplas and also to brush later)

STEPS
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except ghee and water.

  • Mix well and then add water slowly , knead and form a dough like normal chapati dough. Drizzle some oil when making the dough.
  • Cover and let it rest for some 30 minutes.


  • Make small balls out of the dough, roll them out to a circle (mine never turns a perfect circle).
  • Roll them very thin as possible
  • Cook on hot greased tawa, brushing with some oil or ghee.


  • Flip and cook on other side until small brown spots appear.
  • Remove from tawa and brush some ghee when the thepla is still hot.

 NOTES
  • Using besan (gram flour) is optional and you can just skip it and use only wheat flour.
  • Instead of adding curd and water, you can also add buttermilk if you have it ready.
  • Along with carrots, add finely chopped fresh coriander too. I didn't have it. 
  • You can replace ajwain with Jeera too.
  • Feel free to add some garam masala if you like the flavor.
  • Try to roll the thepla very thin to get best results.
  • Fitness freaks please skip ghee and can make it even oil free.
  • Best paired with boondi or Onion Raita or I would even love with some Bindi Raita:)
  • Can be served with just pickle or any subzi / gravy of you choice.


With Love,

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