lauki thepla recipe

Lauki Thepla Recipe | How to make Gujarati Lauki ka Thepla

What is Lauki Thepla?

Flatbread from the state of Gujarat made using bottle gourd (lauki), whole wheat flour, gram flour, yogurt, and few spices. It is healthy bread as it includes vegetables etc. Thepla has a distinct texture, different from parathas. It is flaky at the same time it is soft. The best part about theplas is that they tend to remain soft therefore they are great for travels, even for kids’ tiffin as thepla has some or the other vegetables too, making it a healthy and filling food item for kids.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Lauki Thepla Recipe

Bottle Gourd (lauki): Grated lauki along with its juices have been used to make Gujarati thepla.

Flour: Whole wheat flour (aata) along with gram flour (besan) is used to make Gujarati theplas. Inclusion of gram flour gives a different taste as well as texture to the flatbread, making it a thepla and distinguishing it from paratha or other flatbread.

Other ingredients: Apart from above few basic spices and oil have been used.

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Thepla, muthia, khandvi, dhokla… so many breakfast items coming from the state of Gujarat.

How to serve Lauki Thepla?

It can be served with yogurt or chai or chunda for breakfast or brunch.

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How to make Lauki Thepla?

1.This recipe makes 8-10 thepla.

lauki thepla recipe

2.In a mixing bowl grate a small bottle gourd which will be approximately ¾ -1 cup. Sprinkle salt.

lauki thepla recipe

3.Cover it and keep it aside for 10 minutes. This will help the lauki release its water and that’s the plan :).

lauki thepla recipe

4.After 10 minutes, add 1 and ½ cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka aata), 2 tbsp gram flour (besan), salt to taste (remember we had added salt in bottle gourd), ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ½ tsp red chili powder.

lauki thepla recipe

5.Next goes in 2 tbsp yogurt. Make a soft dough. Add in water if required.

lauki thepla recipe

6.Take a portion and roll it, thicker than a chapati. Simultaneously heat a pan or skillet.

lauki thepla recipe

7.Put on hot skillet.

lauki thepla recipe

8.Cook on medium flame. Flip and cook from the other side too.

lauki thepla recipe

9.Apply little oil on both the sides and cook till brown patches appear.

lauki thepla recipe

10.Serve hot or at room temperature. Bon appétit!

lauki thepla recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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