दूधी थेपले | लौकी पराठे | Dudhi Theple

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
15 min
Cousine / Course
Indian Bread
Servings
12 count

Ingredients

  • Grated Dudhi / Lauki – 1 cup
  • पीठ / आटा / Chapati Flour – 2 cups
  • बेसन / Gram flour – 1/4 cup
  • तेल / Oil – 1 tbsp
  • ओवा / अजवायन / Carrom seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • बडीशेप/ सौंफ / Fennel – 1 tsp
  • तीळ / तील /  Sesame – 1 tsp
  • गुड़ / Jaggery crushed – 1 tsp
  • जीरेपूड / जीरा / cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • हळद  / हल्दी / Turmeric – 1 tsp 
  • तिखट / लाल मिर्च / Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  •  मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per  taste 
  • दही / Curd – 1/4 cup

Kneading dough

  1. Grate Dudhi / Lauki and squeeze excess water from the grated Lauki
  2. Take flour in mixing bowl, add Gram flour and Oil, rub everything together for 2min
  3. Now add remaining ingredients to the four mixture and mix well
  4. Add little water at a time to make dough similar to chapati dough
  5. Cover and set aside for 10-15 min

Cooking

  1. After waiting, take a little oil on palms and knead dough for 1-2 min to make smooth dough
  2. Divide the dough in 10- 12 small rounds
  3. Roll the round same as Thepla / Paratha / Chapati, with Chapati roller
  4. Heat the Tava on medium heat, place the rolled Thepla on tava
  5. Cook one side, turn and cook other side
  6. (Optional) Apply oil on each side for crispier Thepla
  7. Repeat the process for remaining Thepale
  8. Thepale are ready

Tips

  1. Rubbing oil with flour is important step to get flaky texture to Thepala
  2. Use small quantity of water at a time while making dough
  3. Besan is optional

How to serve

  1. Serve hot
  2. Pair with Peanut / Mint Chutney and Curd

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