Food

Dudhi Na thepla / Lauki Ka Thepla

Whether it’s kids or elder no one loves to have lauki/ dudhi. Best to have during Summer and another idea to feed nutritious lauki (Bottle-gourd) to everyone. You can have it with anything – curd, chutney, pickle or aloo sabjee. So Dudhi Na thepla / Lauki Ka Thepla is another variation and option– a gift from Gujarati cuisine.

Dudhi Na thepla / Lauki Ka Thepla

Dudhi Na thepla / Lauki Ka Thepla

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup wheat flour
  • a small piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 200 gm bottle-gourd (Lauki) grated
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • A Pinch of asafoetida (Hing powder)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • Oil
  • Salt

Method:

  • Pound a small piece of ginger (adrak) and two fresh green chillies
  • Add it to 1.5 cup wheat flour (atta)
  • Take 200 gm bottle-gourd / lauki / dudhi and grate it
  • Press and remove water and keep it aside
  • Add grated bottle-gourd into flour
  • Add some coriander ,1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi), 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (this is for color only as we have added green chillie already), a pinch of asafoetida (hing), some salt per taste and 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • Mix everything and make a dough
  • You may add curd also to make this dough (but it’s actually not needed as bottle-gourd has a lot of water
  • If you find dough to be hard; then add back the water we removed from grated bottle-gourd
  • Add 1 tsp oil
  • Once dough is ready immediately make it, do not give it rest; as bottle-gourd keeps releasing water so do not rest it
  • Now make small roundels and make it on pan
  • first dry roast it and then apply oil on each side
  • Dudhi Thepla is ready
  • Enjoy with pickle, chutney, curd or potato sabjee

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