Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tricolor Thepala

These absolutely yum-yum oh-so-colorful thepalas have 3-4 types of vegetables so if you are having hard time making your kids eat vegetables, this recipe is going to work well for you. Its colors are definitely a pleaser for children.

Category : Vegan, healthy fat
Preparation Time : 10 min
Cooking Time: 15-20 min
Skill level :  Intermediate

Ingredients :
Green dough:
1 tbs spinach puree
1 tbs spinach or fenugreek, finely chopped
1 ts garlic paste
1 ts green chili paste
1/4 ts turmeric
salt as needed
1/3 c whole wheat flour

Red dough:
2 tbs boiled grated beet
1 tbs red onion, very finely chopped (or puree)
1 ts red chili powder
1/4 ts turmeric
salt as needed
1/3 c whole wheat flour

yellow dough:
1 ts turmeric
1 ts red chili powder
1/2 ts asafoetida
 salt or as needed
1/3 c whole wheat flour

oil as needed

Make each dough separately as per dough directions.
1. Mix everything but flour and oil.
2. Add flour and make semi soft dough (if needed add more flour or yogurt for acquiring the required consistency)
3. Roll all the doughs into ropes with a diameter of 1/2"
4. Place them in a pile and little bit.
5. Cut with knife to make walnut size balls of dough.
6. Flatten the ball and roll it into thin circle (use dry flour for dusting otherwise it will stick).

7. Heat griddle on medium heat and when hot enough (to check put a pinch of flour on the griddle and check if it turns golden-brown) carefully place the thepala on the griddle .
8. After 10 seconds, flip it over.
9. After 10 seconds, dip spoon in the oil and spread over the thepala(2-3 drops oil)
10. Flip again and after until it has golden brown spots on both sides.
11. Repeat till done

*To make soft thepalas adjust your heat just right. If its too much you will get burns and spots will quickly turn black and if it's too low it will take longer and will be chewy not soft.
* If you think your rolling speed is not fast(For thepala you need more speed than roti or paratha) you can turn heat on only after rolling 2-3.
*You can also make PURIS by deep frying the circles(In this case make smaller circles, half size dough ball)
*If you want to make four color you can make regular dough without anything but salt and make a rope and put it together.