Lauki Thepla – Gujrathi Dish

Lauki Thepla Theplas - are prefect Gujrati dish served for breakfast or snack. This is a favorite amongst the Gujrathi’s. It is a flat bread mixed with some spices. This makes a very good travel food especially while travelling for long distances. Ingredients:
  1. Wheat Flour – 2 Cups
  2. Bottle Gourd/Lauki - 1/2 Cup (Grated)
  3. Oil - 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  5. Till Seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Ajwain – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  7. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  8. Green Chillies – 3 (Crushed)
  9. Salt – As per taste
Lauki Thepla
How to Prepare:
  • In a large bowl, put all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Add water little by little and knead well to make soft dough. Rest this for at least 20 minutes.
  • Now, make little bigger than lemon size balls and roll them out like chapathi/roti.
  • Heat a griddle and cook both the sides sprinkling little oil until done.
  • Serve hot with curd/pickle.
Lauki Thepla
  Lauki Thepla


  1. hey thanks for sharing
    really missed a lot of ur posts

    i love this thepla but i m worried abt one thing
    lauki released lot of water and the dough gets sticky
    u hv written to rest for 20mins then it wud get sticky na

    • Maria John

      Meena, thanks for mentioning that..There was a typo error – flour is 2 cups. I’m sorry I didn’t notice it earlier..

  2. Thanks Maria for stopping by @ mad :), lauki thepla is may fav though I love to eat methi thepla more and can have uncountable at a go… :)

  3. Very nice recipe… nice clicks too… dont you have followers button… I am trying to follow you but cannot…

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