Thepla is a deep fried sweet crispy puri , very popular in parts of India and Pakistan.  It is made with whole wheat flour and  goor.  Goor is  natural sugar.   Goor can be found in an Indian grocery store. 

You will find many different recipes for thepla, I like this recipe which  was given to me by my friend Gulzar.


  • 8                 oz goor      
  • 1                 cup water  
  • 4                 cups whole wheat flour (superstore No Name)
  • 1                 cup  soji (wheatlets)
  • 1                 cup  brown sugar (dark brown) 
  • 3/4              cup  butter  (melted)
  • ¼                tsp  elchi(cardamom)  seeds crushed
  • 1                 tbsp  viriyari crushed                 
  • 2                 tbsp  kas kas (white poppy seeds)
  • 6                 cups oil for frying


  1. In a medium saucepan boil  the water and goor  till the goor melts
  2. In a mixing bowl add flour, soji, brown sugar, elechi, viriyari.
  3. Rub in margarine till the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  4. Add goor pani a little at a time and make a stiff dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 and make a ball.
  6. Roll the dough in kas kas and flatten it.
  7. Roll each ball on a floured surface to a ¼ “ thickness.
  8. Cut with a cookie cutter.
  9. Deep fry on medium heat till they are golden brown.
  10. Drain on paper towel.

5 thoughts on “Thepla

  1. Hi! You have a couple of recipies for Thepla. I wanted to ask if yours turns out crispy and not soft. I really love the crispy ones and have been searching for a recipe. Please let me know and which recipe I should try.

    Many thanks

  2. Tried 1/2 the recipe. Turned out nice but the skin had cracks when fried. Texture was crispy on the outside and a little softer ft inside which is perfect. Will adjust the morl next time.

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