June 24, 2011

Doodhi Thepla

Thepla is  spiced paratha from the state of Gujarat. Curd is used in the preparation of the dough. Adding curd makes the parathas soft. This is also a good travel food too. The popular thepla is methi. Another one is Doodhi. And it satisfies my theme for the blogging marathon. 



Recipe adapted from Tarla Dalal
Yields - Around 12 nos, depending on the size


You need


  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Grated Lauki/BottleGourd - 1/2 cup
  • Curd - 1/4 cup
  • Salt -1/4 tspn
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tspn
  • Turmeric - a big pinch
  • Oil to cook the theplas

Method

Mix all the ingredients, except oil in a bowl. Make a soft dough by adding very little water. You will need not more than a tablespoon of water to make the dough. Curd and the juice from lauki is almost enough.  Rest the dough for 15 minutes. Pinch lemon sized dough and roll like paratha.

Heat tawa and cook the parathas, both sides till you find brown spots. Smear little oil while you flip the thepla.   The theplas remain soft even on cooling. I served with a simple aloo-gobi curry. 



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21 comments:

  1. Simple n healthy thepla.. doodhi has got many nutrient values..n perfect usage!!

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  2. I love theplas..Thanks for posting this one..

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  3. Theplas looks awesome and healthy...simply love to have with spicy mango pickle..

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  4. I was just thinking of making these over the weekend!! It surely looks good!

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  5. Soft and healthy ones! I like the fact that theplas remain softer for a long time.

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  6. Travelers Food!! I am a vegetarian so I always pack them and methi theplas with me whenever I travel.

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  7. Theplas looks awesome and healthy...

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  8. Theplas are on my list to make for the marathon. Dudhi thepla looks delicious and healthy too.

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  9. I have never eaten thepla but want to taste them. this is a beautiful recipe.

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  10. Any tepla happens to make me want a bite. This one sounds extremely delicious, wholesome and filling!

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  11. lools delicious.... i have never tasted it tho..will def try it TFS

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  12. Perfect looking theplas....

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  13. glad to follow Ur recipes

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  14. Lovely soft theplas! I agree with you that adding curd makes them soft. I add a tbsp or 2 for making regular rotis too!

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