Khaaraa Theplaa


3 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup chickpea flour


teaspoon ajmo (oregano seeds? Or celery seeds?)

1 tablespoon mithu (salt)

1 teaspoon marchu (cayenne pepper)

2 teaspoon dhanaa jiru

teaspoon hardar (turmeric)

1/8 teaspoon hing (asafetida)


cup pani (water)

4 tablespoon tel (oil)


1.       Mix the whole wheat & chickpea flours, adding ajmo, salt, cayenne pepper, dhaanaa jiru, turmeric & asafetida.

2.       Mix in enough water till it holds together.

3.       Add 1 teaspoon of oil and bind it all together.

4.       Break off into 1" balls and roll out to 6-8 .

5.       In a heavy skillet, pan fry each one, brushing additional oil on each side.

6.       Serve with yogurt and tea for breakfast, or a snack anytime. Good for traveling or picnics.


Kishor, from Kokila 11/1990