Sweet Thepla

Deep fried sweet crispy puris

Recipe by Rozina of

Very nourishing especially for people who do not like to eat whole eggs. Chidren love this.

Ingredients non vegetarian 1 servings

  • ½ kg All Purpose Flour
  • 2 nos. Egg
  • ½ cup Clarified Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsps. Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsps. Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsps. Coconut, dessicated
  • 1 tsp Cardamom, powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Mix Eggs, sugar, yoghurt, sesame seeds, dessicated coconut and cardamom powder and beat well. Keep aside for 10 mins.
  2. Mix the melted hot ghee in flour with fingertips to a breadcrumbs consistency.
  3. Add the egg mixture and knead the dough well. You can use little quantities of plain water if required to make it pliable. Keep aside for 15 mins.
  4. Now divide the dough into 25 balls and roll each ball into a semi thick round puri and deep fry till golden.
  5. It will become crispy as it cools. Drain on an absorbent paper if desired and fill the airtight jar.



Shruti, Rita and Farid are all correct. The gujratis (mostly hindus) make their theplas savory and the Asians, particularly from Africa make theirs sweet and ,yes, they do put eggs in theirs, but I am sure that if you added a little more raising agent or vegetable shortening to substitute for the eggs, they would turn out just as delicious.

Farid Jiwa

Your name is quite correct. My mum is 85 and she still makes thepla with eggs and I do too. Naam me kya rakha hai jaab khane me maja hai.


As madame shruti had s rightly said thepla cant be named,she can kindly suggest a name for teh same.


Thepla NEVER HAS eggs in it. Dont create your own recipes and name it as thepla ..