Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garlic Thepla

My MIL has taught me many different varieties of theplas. Lasan na thepla or garlic thepla is one of them. It's simple to make. If you have gresh green garlic, it's even better but regular garlic cloves will work too.

Lasan na Thepla - makes 12 count
Gujarati Garlic Flatbread
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp red chili powder (or per taste)
1 tbsp cream or plain yogurt

Crush with a mortal and pestle
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
5 garlic cloves
salt

Also,
oil for frying/roasting
wheat flour for dredging

Method
1. Crush garlic cloves, salt and cumin seeds with a mortal and pestle.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients. Add above ground masala, yogurt or cream. Knead adding some water as needed to make a dough.
3. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
4. Make 12 equal sized balls. Using wheat flour for dredging, roll into thin discs.
5. Roast on both sides on a hot tawa/pan using oil as needed.

Note -
1. Cream makes this theplas softer. However, I prefer to use non-fat organic plain yogurt.
2. If using green garlic, use the fresh white cloves for punding with mortal and pestle. Chop the greens and use it for kneading with the flour.

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