Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha

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Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Gujarati Dudhi na Thepla is a famous breakfast made from wheat flour & bottle gourd. It has a sweet & spicy taste reminiscent of Gujarati cuisine. It is made flat like a roti & then roasted on tava using oil. They are a perfect breakfast item as well as travel food. It stays fresh at room temperature for 2-3 days & so you can pack it for your holidays. It tastes best with pickle or chutney or curd. It is easy to make & with this recipe you can make enough theplas for 2 people.


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INGREDIENTS:

Thepla dough:

1 cup wheat flour/gehun aata
1 cup grated bottle gourd/dudhi/lauki
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/8 tsp asafoetida/hing
1/8 tsp carom seeds/ajwain/ajowan
1 tsp sesame seeds/til/tal
3-4 cloves/kali of grated garlic/lasun
1 ¼ tsp ginger-green chilli/adrak-mirchi paste
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp fresh cream/malai
Water if needed

Roasting thepla:

Wheat flour for dusting
4-5 tsp oil

SERVES: Makes 8-9 medium sized methi theplas 
PREPARATION TIME: 10 Min
COOKING TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
OTHER TIME: 1/2 hours (Resting time)
* 1 CUP = 237 ML

METHOD:

Making thepla dough:

1. In a large bowl mix wheat flour,bottle gourd, coriander leaves, powdered sugar, turmeric powder, asafoetida, carom seeds, sesame seeds, grated garlic, ginger-green chilli paste, Salt, oil, fresh cream.
2. Knead hard dough like paratha - use water only if needed. 
3. Knead dough for about 1 min.
4. Cover & allow it to rest for at least half hour in fridge.

Making Theplas:

1. Knead dough & make it little smooth.
2. Take a small dough ball like roti. Using wheat flour for dusting roll it thin like roti.
3. Put thepla on hot tava & keep flame on high.
4. When bubbles appear on top turn it over.
5. Cook on other side too on high flame till bubbles appear.
6. Lower flame, turn thepla over & apply 1/2 tsp oil on both sides & roast by lightly pressing the thepla.
7. Shift thepla to a casserole.
8. Prepare remaining methi thepla in same manner. 
9. Famous Gujarati dudhi thepla is ready - serve it with pickle/curd/chutney.


TIPS:

1. You can prepare dough in night & keep it in refrigerator to use in morning.
2. If you are planning to take theplas on holiday skip fresh cream/malai to make it last longer. Theplas stay at room temperature for 2-3 days!
3. Theplas are thin like roti unlike paratha which is thicker - ensure to roll it in thin shape.
4. Ensure not to press hard thepla while roasting or it may turn hard. 


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Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Dudhi Thepla Recipe - Lauki Paratha  - दूधीलौकी का थेपला रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi


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