Theplas look a lot like parathas, but are much thinner, and crispier in comparison.
Gujarati cuisine is one of the richest and most vivid regional cuisines we know of. A touch of sugar goes into most curries, immense emphasis is laid on local and seasonal vegetables. Greens are used freely across the year, depending upon the availability, and not just in curries, but snacks and breads as well. A delectable use of spices and spice blends makes Gujarati food, mostly vegetarian, truly remarkable.
The Gujarati breakfast is something that we feel is criminally underrated. Contrary to popular belief, the Gujaratis do not have endless dhoklas for breakfast, there’s actually a range of dishes that make the Gujarati breakfast, a bustling affair.
Take the theplas for instance. Theplas look a lot like parathas, but are much thinner, and crispier in comparison. They are also roasted on a griddle. Many times the word ‘Thepla’ and ‘Khakras’ are used interchangeably. Khakra is more of a crispy cracker and is popular Farsan.
Here are some Theplas you can prepare for your breakfast soon
1. Mooli Thepla
Mooli is a Hindi word for radish. Grated radish is mixed with spices and radish greens, red chilli powder, green chillies et al and stuffed in a dough made with gram flour and wheat flour to yield a thepla so crisp, you won't be able to stop at one.
2. Methi Thepla
Another delightful thepla that can finally make your kids lap up on methi. Chopped methi or fenugreek leaves are used in this crispy, savoury thepla. Pair it with curd or chutney and chomp away.
3. Bengan Na Thepla
This delish thepla comes with goodness of mashed eggplant and various spices. This wholesome thepla is probably our favourite on the list. So you better not skip this one.
4. Bhaat Ka Thepla
Cooked rice, besan, carrots, ginger, onion, turmeric, coriander leaves come together to make this one sensational breakfast that is sure to become the talk of the town, or at least your table. While the thepla is quite flavourful on its own, you can certainly pair it with curd, pickle of your choice.
5. Cabbage Carrot Pudina Thepla
If you want your theplas to be a little more wholesome, that try this crispy one made with goodness of chopped carrots and cabbage. The minty flavour adds a burst of freshness and makes the thepla ideal for the weather too.
Try these recipes soon and let us know how you liked it.