Drumstick Leaves Thepla



Getting one’s kids to eat veggies seem to be a challenge for some mothers. I too happen to be in that category. I had bought drumstick leaves a couple of days back. The idea was to make Thoran…but then I realised that D may not have it. That’s when the idea of Thepla popped in my head. A great way to get him to eat the leaves.

Drumstick Leaves Thepla

Drumstick Leaves Thepla is a nutritious bread, commonly made by Gujaratis. Goes well with pickle.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course breads
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 20 number


  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 cup Drumstick Chopped leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel powder
  • 1 - 2 Green chilli Finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Curd
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter Clarified - (or more)
  • as required Water
  • Wheat flour for dusting
  • Butter Clarified for brushing the Thepla


  • Sift the wheat flour, gram flour, salt and all the spice powders together into a bowl.
  • Add the ginger-garlic pastes, green chillies, drumstick leaves and curd and mix well with your fingers.
  • Slowly add water, a little at a time, and knead till you get a soft dough.
  • Add the clarified butter and knead well.
  • Cover and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place the tawa on medium heat.
  • Take a small ball off the dough.
  • Flatten the ball and coat both sides with wheat flour.
  • Roll into thin circles of 5" diameter.
  • Place the Thepla on the hot Tawa.
  • When bubbles starts forming, brush with clarified butter and flip the Thepla.
  • Once the bubbles starts forming, brush with clarified butter.
  • When you see golden brown spots on either side of the Thepla, it is cooked.
  • Transfer to a Casserole or plate.
  • Repeat the process with rest of the dough.
  • Serve the Thepla hot with Curd or any pickle or gravy of your choice.

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