The much-awaited summer vacations are here and they are here to stay for a while. For many, summer holidays are all about making travel plans. If you have a trip planned for your kids and are looking for food options to carry while travelling in train/bus/flight that are not only tasty but also healthy, then we've got you a stellar recipe of healthy and delectable methi theplas. A quintessential Gujarati flatbread, thepla serves as a perfect travel food as it is easy to carry and eat. Made with the goodness of methi, this thepla recipe is brimming with healthful properties.
Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and iron, methi (or fenugreek) is a green wonder that has a slightly bitter-pungent taste that may not be preferred by children especially. However, adding it to gram flour along with dahi is a good way to subside its pungent flavour.
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The spices used in this methi thepla recipe add flavours to the flatbread that are sure to be loved by kids and adults, alike. You can roll the theplas easily and pack them in tiffin boxes to carry along for your travel journey. Pack some mango pickle too as it enhances the taste of this delight. Methi theplas are easy-to-make and won't take much of your time and effort.
This recipe has been shared by food vlogger Ananya Banerjee on her YouTube channel 'Chef Ananya Banerjee.' Watch and learn.
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Benefits of Methi:
1. Lowers Cholesterol
Fenugreek helps in reducing the body's production of cholesterol, especially low-density lipo protein (LDL or bad cholesterol). The University of Michigan Health System discusses the relationship between fenugreek and high cholesterol. One of their studies state that the steroidal saponins in fenugreek seeds are thought to slow the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines as well as possibly slow the rate at which the liver produces the substance too. It's also believed that it decreases the absorption of triglycerides from fatty foods.
2. Controls Diabetes And Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
4HO-Ile, an unusual amino acid, which is found only in fenugreek, has possible anti-diabetic qualities, such as enhancing insulin secretion and increasing insulin sensitivity.
3. Aids Digestion
For those suffering from stomach ailments, eating fenugreek can be really helpful. As it is rich in fiber and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. It is an effective treatment for gastritis and indigestion.