Thepla thali

BM #116 : Week 3, Day 4
Theme : Indian Flatbread Thali

One of our friends is from Gujarat and they make amazing theplas. Their food is delicious in general, but the theplas are on a whole different level. I have gotten the recipe from my friend’s mom who is an expert in this, but my trials haven’t been anywhere near hers. I have forgotten her recipe now and what I make now just has a mix of masalas with a paste of ginger, garlic and green chilies. They are now in India and I am planning to write down the recipe next time I meet my friend’s mom.

My friend’s kids and shreyas play for the same cricket team. So when she makes thepla as an after practice snack for her kids, she would always pack some for shreyas too. He would finish how many ever theplas she had packed. No need for any side dish, they are yummy on their own.

Though theplas don’t need any side dish, I always prepare a curry just in case. I also prepare rice and Gujarati dal too. A couple of theplas followed by rice and dal is a really good meal.

Read on for the recipe and the pictures.

The thali has

  1. Thepla
  2. Sev Tamatar
  3. Green garlic chutney
  4. Gulab Jamun (readymade)
  5. Gujarati dal
  6. Rice
  7. Yogurt
  8. Mango chundo (readymade)
  9. Salad and green chilies

Thepla recipe:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger- garlic- green chili paste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • Water to knead to a dough


  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger garlic and green chili paste, salt. Mix so that everything uniformly distributes. Add oil and water slowly and knead it into a dough. Rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Take a small lime sized ball off the dough. Roll into a circle using a rolling pin, using some flour to help with rolling and to avoid the dough sticking to the rolling pin.
  3. Cook on a heated tawa using a little oil or ghee. Flip and cook the bottom side too. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

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6 thoughts on “Thepla thali

  1. Rajani , we call these Chopdas , but yes they are called theplas too – different regions , different names .
    You could call this the Daal Bhaat Rotli Shaak – the typical Gujju meal . I am sure its a meal which would please anyone . Perfect combinations !

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  2. OMG Rajani, that plate looks so sinful!..I love that chundo and needless to say, I love theplas too..these surely make a wonderful mess free meal anytime, and with boys playing they won’t mind munching on these right..lovely thali!

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