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Vegan Indian Flat Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

A new day brings a new recipe and today's is Indian flat bread which is also known as ‘Gujarati Thepla’ in India. This dish is unique in itself because it contains a number of Indian spices and healthy fenugreek leaves. It is a great dish to carry while travelling because it stays fresh for 2- 3 days. This recipe is easy and simple to make. You just need a few ingredients and in only 20 minutes you can prepare a delicious, vegan dish. So let’s get started with this simple Indian flat bread recipe.


• 2 cups wheat flour

• ½ cup gram flour

• 1 cups fenugreek leaves

• 1 tablespoon salt

• 2 tablespoon red chili powder

• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

• 1 tablespoon coriander seed powder

• 100 ml yogurt mixed with water

• 1 tablespoon cumin seed powder

• 2 tablespoon water

• 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

• Oil to cook



STEP 1: Mix together the wheat flour, gram flour, and yogurt mixed with little water in a bowl.

STEP 2: Wash the fenugreek leaves and remove their stems.

STEP 3: Then you must add to the bowl the red chili powder, fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder, salt, cumin powder, ginger & garlic paste and water.

STEP 4: Now mix the ingredients and prepare dough. The dough should not be too hard and neither should it be too soft.

STEP 5: Once the dough is ready keep it aside to rest for 10 minutes.

STEP 6: Add oil to your cooking pan. 

STEP 7: Make small balls of about 2 inches in diameter and roll them into flat, round shaped dough.

STEP 8: Now put the dough on the pan and let it cook on both the sides. Once the color turns to golden brown the bread is ready to eat.

Serve them hot with yogurt or sauce! And most importantly, enjoy!



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  1. Renee
    Wow, I would love to try these! Healthy and Delicious! Good Job!
  2. neha basrani
    Thank you..:)
  3. Carole
    Great Recipe, I would love to make this for breakfast!
  4. vdavis5148mecom
    If these are vegan, why the yogurt?
    1. katkar
      I agree, the yoghurt should not have been mentioned. However, it is not part of the recipe. I eat theplas with pickles or chutneys, although I prefer the slightly bitter taste of them, not 'ruined' by anything else. :)
  5. RawVision
    Not vegan.
    1. vdavis5148mecom
      Then why is it they called "Vegan Indian Bread"?
    2. katkar
      Of course it's vegan. In fact, it doesn't even have a 'non-vegan' version. I mean the original recipe itself is vegan.
  6. katkar
    Neha: A suggestion: please use the original names of the recipes. One reason for this request is that Westernizing the names of Indian recipes is kind of like 'dumbing it down' for the readers. Plus, there are so many kinds of flatbreads our country: parathas, naans, rotis, chapatis, fulkes, etc. We don't hear Mexican recipes or French sauces or Italian terms for different varieties of pasta being Anglicised; Indian names for recipes have a unique charm and precision. Imagine a dhokla being called an Indian pastry, or an uttappam being called an Indian pancake. Eww! :) I understand that most recipes have different names in different regions of our country, but we can use the most popular one. If we do not honor our culture, we cannot expect the rest of the world to do so.
  7. neha basrani
    I am extremely sorry for the wrong use of words, in India, we called them as 'theplas' or fenugreek chapattis, so I thought for better understanding I would call it Indian Flat Bread (Similar to Pita Bread) . But I do agree it was wrong on my path. Thank you Anupam for the support and understanding my intention. Genuinely appreciate it :)
    1. katkar
      I wasn't saying that it was a mistake, only making a friendly suggestion. I'm sorry if my remarks came across as judgmental. Thanks for your lovely responses and for sharing the recipe! :)
  8. neha basrani
    Also By curd I meant vegan yogurt that can be made from various ingredients like soy or cashews. However, I do understand that I should have mentioned that clearly. I humbly apologize and will ensure not to make sure a mistake again. Thank you for the great feedback, I have learnt a lot from this blog and would love to continue to write. Happy cooking!
  9. lizhill51
    Any chance you could provide a vegan AND gluten-free version of this? Thanks very much in advance!
    1. neha basrani
      I'm on it.. Will try out a great recipe and share it very soon..
      1. lizhill51
        Thanks very much!
  10. divamover
    Thanks for posting! Perhaps the confusion can be resolved by making the title "Vegan Indian Flatbread (Gujarati Thepla.)" This educates those of us who love South Asian foods, but are unfamiliar with the terms, while also honoring the Indian culture without "dumbing down." I find it very difficult to navigate some of the South Asian Cuisine food websites when they only use the original terms with no translation. Secondly, it would be helpful in the recipe to simply say "vegan yogurt" instead of "yogurt" (because dairy would be non-vegan, right?). And then, in parenthesis, recommend a commercial brand, or include a little recipe for how to make vegan yogurt. I found several online and am ready to go. Frequently, I grind toasted rolled oats to make oat flour to use instead of wheat flour in pancakes and cornbread. I'm thinking that might also work for a gluten-free version of this recipe? Will let you know!
  11. Norma Plum
    Norma Plum
    I've been baking a lot lately and would love to make naan. Do any of you have a vegan recipe?


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