My very first experience with the Gujarati food was about 10 years back in the same train ride. My first long travel, it took us a day to reach from Indore to Chennai. Luckily (for me though), my uncle got transferred to Indore, so we spent a week there for our Dussehra holidays and were returning home. Our standard travel food was roti and thakkali thokku. When we were getting ready to have our dinner, we noticed that the nearby by seats were getting filled. A six seat coupe was filled with 8 adults and children. My mom gave them a glare and the lovely middle aged women, immediately passed us a plate. My sister and I almost coughed up the food trying to control our laughter. They had huge bag packed with food and snacks. She gave us such a flavourful, soft and mildly spiced rotis. It was only after tasting it, I realized that these were not rotis and they were theplas. It was a Gujarati family that was seated next to ours. They were returning after attending some function in their hometown. Being a very good mom, she immediately started the conversation with the women about the recipe and details. Don't ask me if she made it or not. We came to know that these were Gujju's staple travel food and it pairss very well the sweet and sour pickle. The whole family was munching it happily throughout the entire journey and never seemed tired of it.
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vaishali sabnani says
Ok let me tell you Nisha that most of the Gujjus have a big travel box..specially created which has dry snacks..theplas along witth pickles and dry snacks..anyway your version looks grest.
Suma Gandlur says
Beautifully captured. Love these theplas.
Sreevalli E says
Same pinch. I made them too for this marathon..
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Filling and delicious theplas! They are perfect for breakfast 🙂
Pavani N says
Lovely clicks and methi theplas look perfectly made..
Chef Mireille says
they look so colorful and tasty
Archana Potdar says
I enjoyed reading about th etrain rides. Even I prefer trains even now and the journey used be so lovely especially when we were travelling for 48 hrs. As for the theplas they are awesome.
Such delicious looking theplas Nisha, perfect for the morning!..lovely pictures..
Nalini's Kitchen says
Theplas look so flavorful and delicious...
Theplas are on my to do list. Your theplas came out good. Nice clicks and composition
Harini-Jaya R says
Theplas make a very good snack/dinner!
Varadas Kitchen says
Funny story Nisha! I enjoyes reading your post. Your theplas have come out perfect.
The Pumpkin Farm says
lovely pictures and love the theplas
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
enjoyed the train story.. theplas look appetising
Gayathri Kumar says
Theplas look fantastic. I love the addition of methi leaves, which make them flavourful...
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
so delicious and flavorful!! I love methi theplas!!
Priya Suresh says
Thats really wonderful of her na, even we had almost the same experience and the family who travelled along with us to Hyderabad became a family friend after that trip, but its quite rare now. Theplas looks fabulous, i can have simply with some mango pickle.