Thepla Recipe | Besan Thepla Recipe (Methi, Spring Onion )

Diabetes-Friendly: Methi, Spring Onion, and Besan Thepla

Innovation is mankind's inherent nature. With time and practice, we keep innovating things.  The same applies to food as well and Thepla is one such great food item.


What is Thepla made of?

Thepla is mostly made with whole wheat flour plus chickpea and millet flour. When made for traveling, all the flours are mixed and bound into a stiff dough using milk in place of water, and roasted with extra ghee/oil.

In short, Thepla is an Indian type of flatbread.

In which state is Thepla famous for?

The origin of Thepla is Gujarat and it is considered the staple diet of Gujratis. One can easily carry thepla in lunch boxes while traveling or eat at home.

FFD thought of modifying this Thepla to make it useful for diabetics named it as Methi, Spring Onion, and Besan Thepla.

Course  Main/Snacks
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15-20 minutes
Servings 1-2 People


The detailed recipe of FFD style Methi, Spring Onion, and Besan Thepla is as follows


  • 1 cup washed and finely chopped methi
  • 1 cup finely chopped spring onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp jeera powder
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • ¼ tsp Haldi
  • ¼ tsp Hing
  • 2 cups besan
  • 2 tsp oil

How To prepare Thepla

  • Mix the methi and spring onion together, add salt and mix well.

  • Add the dry masalas and mix well and keep for 10 minutes.

  • Mix the besan atta and keep ready

  • Sprinkle dry besan over the mixture and mix lightly.

  • Keep adding more and more besan while mixing, until a semi-hard dough is formed.

  • Check for salt and other spices and add more if needed.

  • Knead the dough nicely, then separate into lemon-sized dough balls.

  • Roll out each ball into a roti and roast on a Tawa, applying very little oil to each thepla.

Recipe features or FFD touch to this recipe-

According to FFD, diabetics should avoid milk and milk products like ghee, buttermilk, and several others.  So FFD has removed milk and ghee from the original recipe.  Diabetics should avoid grains so wheat flour is also removed from the ingredients.

FFD suggests adding greens like fenugreek leaves (methi) and spring onion to Methi, Spring Onion, and Besan Thepla recipe.

This combination of items is much diabetes-friendly and diabetics should definitely go for this recipe.

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