Thepla Recipe: Easy Gujarati Spinach Thepla For Weight Loss

Snehil Sharma

Recipe by Snehil Sharma

Thepla Recipe

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

  • Spinach - 1 Cup (Finely Chopped)
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 25gm
  • Green Chili - 1
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 1
  • Clove - 1
  • Desi Ghee - 2 Tsp
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • How many out there are fans of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’? If yes, then you must know about ‘Thepla’. But many non-Gujarati out there might don’t know the detailed recipe. So, are you Interested to find you how we can prepare this amazing ‘Thepla Recipe’? Let’s try it out. 

    Thepla recipe is one of the most popular and healthy Gujarati breakfast recipes. It is very similar to paratha, made up of whole wheat flour. It goes well with curd (low fat) and is thus the most convenient food when traveling. We can prepare this meal in endless variations depending upon the taste and richness of nutrients. 

    Soft and Delicious Thepla
    • Firstly, boil finely chopped spinach leaves. 
    • Then, in a large mixing bowl take wheat flour.
    • Now, add green chili, garlic paste, turmeric powder, boiled spinach, and salt (as per taste). 
    • Prepare a dough.
    • Then, on a hot Tawa add 2 tsp of ghee and place the rolled thepla and cook for a minute.
    • Furthermore, when one side of thepla is cooked, flip to cook another side.
    • Finally, serve spinach stuffed thepla.

    Health Benefits of Thepla Recipe

    Full of Vitamin B-complex

    • Wheat is one of the essential ingredients in thepla. Also, it is well known as a source of B-complex vitamins and fiber. It helps in converting our foods into fuel allowing us to stay energized.
    • Also, wheat works on a cellular level and prevents promoting healthy skin, eyes, hair, liver, and nerves.

    Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

    • The nutritional content in your theplas depends on the ingredients you add to them.
    • You can choose from a variety of vegetables like spinach, doodhi or bottle gourd, carrots and which will make your theplas rich in vitamins and minerals.

    Assists in Weight Loss 

    • To lose weight, you should not only depend on exercises and workouts. Your focus should also be on improving your daily eating habits. Including thepla in your daily routine is one such food, that can help you with weight loss.
    • The presence of elements like vitamin B-complex, and fiber in it can help you in your weight loss journey. These ingredients present in it can help you burn those extra calories and will provide you with energy.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How to make thepla’s soft?

    To make spinach stuffed thepla soft, you can add yogurt (low fat) to the dough. You can also add besan powder in the (if recommended by your dietician) recipe which makes the thepla slightly crisp but if you want them really soft, skip adding besan in the dough. 

    Tip: Additionally, you can replace water with buttermilk to knead the dough to make it even softer.

    Which other flour can be used to make it?

    Traditionally, whole wheat flour but few people also like to add a tablespoon of Bajre ka Atta or Jowar ka Atta to their dough. It enhances the taste and also adds nutritional value to your dish.

    How to prepare the methi thepla recipe?

    To make methi thepla or also called ‘methi na thepla’ in Guajrati, you can add methi leaves instead of spinach while preparing the stuff. And, the rest of the steps will remain the same.

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