Doodhi (bottle gourd) thepla is something I always make with the leftover piece of doodhi after it’s vegetable has been made. Bittlegourd is a highly nutritious and versatile vegetable for cooking. It’s said to be very good for diabetics too!

These theplas taste very delicious with the addition of kasuri methi. A good dish which appeals to kids too!

For more such healthy delicious dishes, do give a try to….

1) Beetroot Parathas or

2) Paneer Soy Broccoli Pockets or

3) Aaloo Parathas


1 1/2 cup Doodhi ….finely grated (Bottle Gourd)

2 cups Whole wheat flour

1/4 cup Besan (Chickpea flour)

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Corriander powder

1/2 tsp Cumin powder

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

2 tsp Kasuri methi

2 tbs Oil

Salt To Taste

Homemade ghee for roasting the theplas


1. Peel and grate the doodhi finely.

2. In a mixing bowl add all mentioned ingredients and knead into a semisoft dough.

3. Taking a small portion, roll into a circular shape (thepla) using a rolling pin.

4. Heat a griddle and roast the thepla on medium heat, till small bubbles appear on the top.

5. Apply some ghee on the top and flip it. Increase the flame to high and roast the bottom portion till brown spots appear on it.

6. Apply some ghee on the top half roasted surface and flip it again. Apply some pressure on the edges of the thepla using a spatula and roast the thepla on high heat, till brown spots appear on the bottom part.

7. When roasted on both sides, transfer the thepla to a hotpot or a container.

8. Serve the delicious Doodhi Thepla with some tomato ketchup or any other dip of your choice. If desired do try the healthy Gaajar Flower Taaja Loncha with these theplas.


A healthy and easy breakfast recipe. Best for tiffins or picnics too. Tastes good even with chunda or gol kairi!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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