Thepla is one of the very must and a popular dish amongst the Gujarati's. It is made almost every other day on a regular basis. It is such a dish that can be made for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, outings, while travelling, etc...It tastes best with Chundo(Gujarati sweet Pickle) and curd.
Thepla is made with many variations. I am currently posting the basic ordinary thepla.
Flour 2 Cups
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 to 1 tsp
In a bowl add 2 cups flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, 1 tbsp oil and knead with water and make a dough. The dough should not be too hard nor too soft. Cover it and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
After 10 mins, once again knead the dough and divide into equal portions(balls) and flatten it with your palms.
Dust some flour on the rolling board and start rolling the thepla into a fine circle achieved.
Heat the tawa, place the thepla, and allow it to cook till small bubbles are seen and flip it other side. Add oil( 1/2 tbsp) and cook till small bubbles and again flip it to the first side and again add oil(1/2 tbsp) , and cook till the thepla is lightly brown both sides.
Usually thepla is best cooked on high flame.