Doodhi Thepla | Bottle Gourd Thepla

Yesterday, my neighbor gave me 3 fresh Doodhi Bhopla from their own farm. They produced lots of vegetables at their own farm and sometime when they have large volume , they just distribute in neighborhood.

We also like these fresh vegetables like methi, palak, gavar, bhopla and many more directly from farm. It taste very good and very nutritious. So, don’t be surprised if I come up with more Doodhi Recipes;-)

So, I wanted to make different kind of recipes from Doodhi Bhopla and today I end up on making Doodhi Theplas. This is kind of Gujrathi Recipe, I learned from my friend. She used to make methi Theplas a lot. I just replaced methi with grated Doodhi.
Here Doodhi means Doodhi Bhopla/Lauki/Bottle gourd. I have made Doodhi Bhoplyachi Bhaji very long back which is also very tasty and can go with roti or rice.

  
Ingredients
1 cup grated Doodhi Bhopla/Lauki/bottle gourd
1 1/2 cup Wheat Flour
1 green chili ,finely chopped
1/2 tsp. Ginger paste
2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp. Coriander powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil + more for making thepla
3-4 tbsp Yogurt /curd
Preparation
1.Mix wheat flour, green chilly, grated doodhi, ginger paste and coriander in a bowl.
2.Add all dry spices turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder, salt and mix well with flour mixture.
3.Add 1 tbsp oil and mix everything properly.
4.Add 1 tbsp curd /yogurt at a time and knead the dough. If curd is not enough, you could use water to knead the dough.
5.Dough should be smooth and soft same as chapatti dough.(Do not let it rest because as it rest Lauki leaves its water it becomes very soft and sticky.)
6.Divide it into small equal size balls.
7.Roll each ball into 5-6 inch circle just like roti. Use dry flour while rolling, so it will not stick on the platform.
8.Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Once hot put the rolled Thepla on it. Flip it once it has little brown spots and roast from other side till it become little golden-brownish.
9.Apply little oil using brush or spoon on it. Flip it and press it very gently using spatula until it is cooked. Again apply some oil and flip it. Press from other side too.
10.Once cooked remove it from the pan and keep into a insulated container to keep it warm or serve it right from the pan to the dish.
Serve Doodhi Thepla with Curd or Tomato chutney.

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