Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dudhi Thepla

Thepla is a very simple gujrathi recipe. In theplas, methi theplas are popular, however we can make theplas from bottle-gourd, spinach, raddish or vegetable of your choice. You may have it anytime during the day. It can be served as a break-fast item, during meals or during tea-time also. Dudhi theplas are tasty as well as nutritious.

1 cup grated bottlegourd (Dudhi)
2 cups wheat flour
½ cup chopped fresh coriander
½ tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn red chilli powder (or green chilly paste)
1 tspn ginger-garlic paste
1 tspn dhana-jeera powder
½ lemon juice
Salt to taste

Preparation :
Take grated bottle-gourd in a vessel
Sprinkle some salt over it and keep it aside to 20-25 minutes to facilitate release of water from it
Now add wheat flour, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,chopped coriander, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and dhana-jeera powder to it.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil and pour it on the mixture
Now knead all the ingredients together to make smooth dough
Add water if required
Make small balls from the dough
Roll them into round shape of rotis
Heat pan and roast the thepla on both the sides
Pour few oil drops on the both the sides
Serve with chutney / curd / sauce / sweet pickle

Note : Adding 1 cup curd to the abovemixture (instead of lemon juice) will make the theplas soft.

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