Friday, 30 January 2009

Dudhina Na Thepla ~ Lauki Ke Parathe

Gujarati Snacks are a great delight, as they are simple, can be prepared with readily available ingredients, and are always served hot.
One such healthy and favourite snack among Gujarati's are ''Theplas'' a form of Parathas / Flat breads. Theplas are a versatile flat breads, they can be served as morning or afternoon snacks and can be accompanied with any Sabji (vegetables) or gravy for lunch and dinner.There are variety of Theplas like Methi Thepla, Dudhi Thepla, Mooli Thepla, Masala Thepla....the list goes on, but my personal favourite is Dudhi Na Thepla means Thepla made from Lauki or Bottlegourd. Dudhina Thepla are soft compared to other theplas. One can store theplas for a week, that's the reason you will find every Gujarati carrying a packet of Theplas while traveling a long distance journey in Train.


1 Cup of Grated Dudhi / Lauki / Bottlegourd
2 Cups of Wheat flour
1 Tablespoon Ajwain
1 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
2 Teaspoons Coriander and Cumin powder
1 Teaspoon red chilly powder
1 Tablespoon of Green Chilly paste
1 Teaspoon of Ginger paste
Salt as per taste


1. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the cup of grated dudhi / lauki and keep aside for 15 minutes. Then squeeze the grated dudhi in between your fingers and palm and squeeze out water from the vegetable.

2. Now take wheat flour, add salt as per taste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander and cumin powder, ajwain and 1 teaspoon of oil. Mix all the ingredients in the flour and try to get the consistency of bread crumbs. Now add chilly and ginger paste and add water to knead the dough. Be careful while adding the water as lauki will ooze out its own natural water.

3. Knead a smooth dough. Now make small balls from dough and roll them out in round shape or shape or your choice.

4. Cook on a hot griddle on both the sides by spreading few drops of oil, till the theplas turn golden brown. Serve these Dudhi Theplas with Chundo, any pickle or simply have it while sipping a hot masala tea.

Priti has shared this lovely Lemonade Award, Thank you Gal!


lubnakarim06 30 January 2009 at 12:00  

Wow yummy. Looks soft and gr8.

Jaishree Iyer 30 January 2009 at 12:12  

Thepla is my family fav dish purva. Thepla Looks yum & soft:)thanks for sharing..

Priya Suresh 30 January 2009 at 12:31  

Lauki paratha looks gorgeous, nice twist Purva..congrats on ur award..

Shama Nagarajan 30 January 2009 at 12:48  

awesome paratha....congrats on ur check my handicrafts blog and gv ur suggestions

Vikis Kitchen 30 January 2009 at 12:53  

This is new to me. But love those thepla . They seems to be delicious with a lot of flavor. yummy.
Congrats on ur award.

Asha 30 January 2009 at 14:03  

Beautiful looking Theplas, Lauki is hard to get for me here unless it's Summer. Looks so good!:))

notyet100 30 January 2009 at 14:44  

even i luv thepla,...still to try dhoodhi thepla,..fter along time,..ur post, u dng,..??

Unknown 30 January 2009 at 15:08  

perfect theplas:)so yummy

Archy 30 January 2009 at 15:52  

Thepla looks so gud !! I'm in love with lauki now a days.. one more to try :) !! thanx for sharing !!

Trupti 30 January 2009 at 16:01  

I never tried Dudhi Thepla.. looks delicious. Congratulations on Award.

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Cham 30 January 2009 at 16:50  

Looks so perfect and good ur lauki paratha!

Gita Jaishankar 30 January 2009 at 17:37  

Congrats on the award Purva, the parathas look very soft and perfect... new one for me, I should try this one...

Anonymous,  30 January 2009 at 17:58  

Hey Purva Congrats!!!!!!!!!
Thepla looks yummy. I will surely try this.

Dershana 30 January 2009 at 18:04  

Have never tried lauki paratha, looks delicious!

anudivya 30 January 2009 at 18:12  

That looks awesome Purva... At first I did not understand what Dudhi meant, and then I saw Bottlegourd... very interesting.

Mahimaa's kitchen 30 January 2009 at 18:43  

never tried this..sounds yummy though.

Finla 30 January 2009 at 19:53  

Delicious. I have never made them at home.

CurryLeaf 30 January 2009 at 23:49  

Never made these at home.They have come out perfect.Was thinking were you were.Good that you are back

Yasmeen 31 January 2009 at 00:59  

I bet these would also make a fulfilling breakfast\lunch\dinner meal:)

Anonymous,  31 January 2009 at 03:01  

I have never made parathas with dudhi. great idea purva... will make these for sure!

Anonymous,  31 January 2009 at 03:18  

Hey this is such an interesting recipe yaar..lemme try and see..btw,congrats on the award.

Sujatha 31 January 2009 at 04:02  

this is a new recipe to me... love the look, very soft and colorful! Congrats on your award, Purva!

Deepthi Shankar 31 January 2009 at 10:31  

wow thatz a yummy recipe .. good to see you back

Adlak's tiny world 31 January 2009 at 13:23  

HHmm sounds tasty and awesome theplas Purva..

Sum Raj 31 January 2009 at 17:18  

hey purv..gr8t to c fter long time...ur tepla looks mouthwtering..perfect to take curing train journey..

Pavithra Kodical 1 February 2009 at 02:14  

Congrats for the Award...Thepla looks soft and delicious :)

Uj 1 February 2009 at 06:33  

I have tried thepla with methi and loved them. This looks delicious too..

vidhas 1 February 2009 at 12:51  

Nice recipe, i used to make some parathas for my dauyghter's liunch box.this will be ideal because i have lauki .

Vidhya 2 February 2009 at 00:34  

bottlegourd paratta is new to me. looks really moist and soft. congrats on your award

Premyscakes 6 February 2009 at 10:08  

Hi Purva,

Good to c u back with your yummy dishes. Both of your new posts are so inviting, especially dokla is my fav and so yummy to c your dokla pic.

Pooja 20 February 2009 at 14:43  

I love thepla's but I have always made methi,thanks for the recipe they look delicious,will try making them.

Unknown 19 March 2009 at 09:11  

Havent tried it yet, it looks yummy!
First time here....nice ornagggyy template!!

Sapthanaa Vytheswaran 19 March 2009 at 16:58  

Thanks.. Purva..
The recipe came out real awesome!!!!!!!

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