Thepla & Raswale Batatu Shaak from Gujarat

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, September 07, 2015

The second week of BM buffet begins today. The theme for this week is Dishes from Indian States. Since i have planned to do breakfast dishes in alphabetical order, I chose to continue the same and so today in that genre, I bring you a delicious breakfast recipe from the Gujarat. 
Theplas are an inherent part of Gujarati meals, they are ideal for  travelling and picnics. They can be eaten with curds and chunda, hot or cold. But you know my guys, they won't eat it with plain curd, so i made them, a lip-smacking raswale batanu shaak,  they paired so well and it was a delicious meal!!
I know many Gujarati friends who pack 100's of Theplas when they  travel back from India. I get  my quota from them when they get back from vacation. They stay incredibly good for days, when stored properly. Though i have made plain thepla's often, i m so surprised  i haven' posted it here all these days, maybe it waited all this long to be on the BM Buffet Table!! :)

Inspired from : Tarla Dalal
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tbsp curd
3/4  cup water or as needed 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp white sesame seeds
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste


  • I used my food processor to make the dough. The dough can also be kneaded by hand.
  • In a large bowl take the flour,  add cumin  and sesame seeds to it. Add salt and turmeric powder to it. Whisk well to combine. 
  • Add curd to this mix, now slowly add water and make smooth and soft dough. Add oil in the end and knead the dough for 5 minutes to make it soft.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 12-14  portions. Dust the rolling surface with flour and toll each portion into thin discs. 

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  1. mouth watering here!!! love it so much Priya!! you have done it beautifully..

  2. I have heard so much about theplas but never tasted. The preparation is like regular rotis with additional ingredients.

  3. Thepla looks so delicious.Pictures came out so neat.

  4. Priya these are called Chopdaas , the one with methinor lauki are the ones that are called theplas , but your combo works even better with these chopdaas 😀

  5. Drooling at that menu... delicious...

  6. Wonderful clicks and thepla looks tempting.

  7. chopdaas or theplas....well they are tempting :-))

  8. Both dishes makes a prefect pair, i dont mind finishing my lunch with those thepla and raswale batata shaak.

  9. Beautifully done, Priya. The pictures are just as inviting.

  10. Priya that's a commendable task you got on hand..I am amazed that even with so little time you are managing breakfast in A-Z I love that combo you have served!

  11. What a delicious Gujarati combo meal Priya. Theplas look yumm!!

  12. Looks like a delicious combination. And making it with a sub theme- great Priya!!

  13. Thepla or what ever it is your pictures says a lot abuot the flavors and combination looks so delicious perfect for me...

  14. Those theplas must have tasted yum with that delicious potato side dish.

  15. kudos girl adding more challenge for yourself by adding alphabet theme


Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!