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Gujarati Aloo Thepla dhebra Recipe

Today's recipe is all way from Gujarat. Thepla/Dhebra is one of the most common breakfast or snack recipe in Gujarat.Making of Thepla is quite easy and is made with a mixture of flours,spices, yogurt and shredded vegetables. 

We can tell that Thepla's and Paratha's are sister but much simpler than paratha. Usually paratha's are suffed flatbreads and thepla's are thin n light flatbreads. And in thepla's we use yogurt for making the dough and in parathas water is used to form a dough.

I made this recipe as part of shhh cooking secretly challenge and my partner for this month is Vidya Narayan from MasalaChilli .Check out her blog for some interesting recipes. She gave me Potato and Garlic as secret Ingredients and i came up with yummy aloo thepla. Check out the ingredients and steps below.

You may also like other flatbread like 
Broccoli Aloo Paratha
Puran Poli
Quick Mooli Paratha
Shahi Meetha Paratha
Amritsari Aloo Kulcha

Level: Easy
Total Time: 40mins
Serves: 3-4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml


Wheat flour -2.5 cups
Boiled and Mashed potato - 1.5 cup
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp
Chopped coriander -1 tbsp
Red chili powder -2 tsp(to taste)
Carom seeds/ajwain -1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Oil for frying


In  a  bowl add wheat flour,salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder.coriander powder, carom seeds and oil and mix well. Now add mashed potato,yogurt and ginger garlic paste and  and few tablespoons of water to form a stiff dough and keep a side for 10 mins.
Divide the dough into equal parts about lime size balls.
On to a lightly flour dusted surface, roll out the balls into thin flat roti. 
Heat the tawa/pan on medium high. Once the tawa is  hot, reduce the heat to minimum.
Place the thepla one at a time over the heated tawa.
Once the air bubbles start appearing, flip it over. Apply oil on the half-cooked side.Flip it over again and apply oil on the other side.Flip it again and fry the thepla untill it is cooked on both sides and nicely browned.
Repeat the process with rest of the thepla.

Serve the warm thepla with pickles, raitas and any spicy masala curry

Gujarati Aloo Thepla dhebra Recipe

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  1. A Delicious recipe Nisa! Great use of secret ingredients. Love the Dhebra.

  2. Aloo Thepla is new to me.It would make a great breakfast or even a snack. Look forward to trying this recipe.

  3. Beautiful photograph! :) The theplas look delish! :)

  4. the essential thing in gujju versatile and tasty

  5. Aloo thepla looks super tempting Nisa. Loved it. Interesting recipe.

  6. Wow.This is a brilliant share, love the way the theplas have formed.

  7. Awesome recipe and beautiful pic!Bookmarking this!

  8. Those aloo theplas looks absolutely soft and prefect to have with some spicy chutneys.

  9. The aloo thepla look so delicious..stunning photography too ! My son loves potatoes in any form , bookmarking his recipe

  10. Lovely theplas, Nisa. I too sometimes use up left over potato sabji to make theplas. In fact you can add anything from rice, khichdi to sabjis in it.

  11. Gujarat's cuisine seems to have a never ending stream of tasty dishes! This thepla recipes is a must try, as I love anything with aloo in it, and the instructions are so easy to follow too!


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