Palak Theplas Recipe
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Palak Theplas Recipe

Ingredients for Palak Theplas

  • Wheat flour - 400 grams ( 2 cup)
  • Palak(spinach) - 1 cup(finely chopped)
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Jeera(cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
  • Ajwain(carom seeds) - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 finely chopped (if you prefer)
  • Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Curd - 3 tbsp
  • Oil

How to make Palak Theplas

Filter wheat flour and keep in a utensil. Create a crater in the middle of the flour, put Palak, salt, Jeera, Ajwain, green chillies, red chilly powder, curd and 1 tbsp oil in it. Mix all of these ingredients well then knead a soft dough using water. Cover the dough and keep aside for 20 minutes. The dough required to make Theplas is ready.

Heat a flat pan(tawa) on the gas. Break a lemon sized pieces from the dough and roll them into round balls. Wrap the balls with dry flour(parothan) and roll into a thin Thepla 6-7 inches in diameter. Place Thepla on hot pan, apply oil on both its sides, press gently with a ladle and cook until it turns brown all over. Keep it in a casserole or a plate. Similarly make Theplas with all the balls of dough(place Thepla on a bowl after it is cooked, this is done to cool Theplas. Now put them in the casserole one at a time.

Serve Gujarati Palak Thepla with curd, Raita or Aloo-tamatar Chutney, pickle and eat. You can have the leftover Theplas for breakfast and they taste very good.