Doodhi Theplas

Doodhi Theplas

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This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre.

You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them.

They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for a couple of days without refrigeration and also beautifully complement a hot cup of masala tea.

We also have a category of Healthy Zero Oil Recipes with seven different sections ranging from soups and snacks to main course.

Enjoy how to make Doodhi Theplas recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Doodhi Theplas recipe - How to make Doodhi Theplas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 servings
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For the doodhi theplas

    For the doodhi theplas
  1. To make the doodhi theplas, mix all the ingredients and 3/4 tsp oil and knead into a soft dough using water only if required.
  2. Grease your hands with the remaining 1/4 tsp oil and knead the dough again to smoothen it.
  3. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  4. Roll out each portion thinly into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each thepla till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  6. Serve the doodhi theplas hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy65 cal
Protein2.3 g
Carbohydrates13 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.9 mg
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Method for the Doodhi Thepla

  1. In a deep bowl, add the whole wheat flour. All theplas are made with whole wheat flour because they have ample health benefits. You can find out the benefits of whole wheat flour on our website.
  2. To this, add the grated doodhi. This is a unique way of making thepla. See why we love doodhi. Doodhi helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body. It helps prevent acidity and good for diabetics. You can try other variations like methi thepla and multigrain methi thepla recipe as well.
  3. Now we are going to add low fat curd. Curd makes the theplas soft to eat. We have used low fat curd as this is a healthy recipe. You can check out the recipe for How to make Low fat curd at home on our website.
  4. Now we will add some spices. First the turmeric powder to give a little color to the doodhi thepla.
  5. Next we add the chilli powder to the doodhi theplas for the kick of spiciness.
  6. Now add only 3/4 tsp oil. This will also help in preventing the dough from drying out.
  7. Mix all the ingredients by hand first.
  8. Now knead into a soft dough using water ONLY if required. Since there is water in the curd and in the doodhi, there might be a chance that you won't require any water. At this stage rub the remaining 1/4 tsp of oil on your palm and smoothen the dough. This also depends on your flour as it requires more or less water depending on how old it is.
  9. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  10. Dip one portion of the dough in flour, shake off the excess flour and flatten it lightly on the rolling board.
  11. Roll it out thinly into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  12. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the doodhi theplas on it.
  13. Cook each doodhi theplas till golden brown spots appear on both the sides. Since this is a healthy recipe, we are not using any oil for cooking but if you want you can use 1/4 tsp oil for cooking the doodhi theplas in case they get too dry.
  14. Repeat the same with the remaining portions of the dough to make 14 more doodhi theplas.
  15. Serve doodhi thepla hot with low fat curds sprinkled with chaat masala or red chilli powder.


  1. If the curd is too thin, squeeze out some of the excess water from the doodhi before adding it to the flour or else the dough will be too sticky. In case the dough becomes too sticky, add a little more flour and knead again to make it smooth.


Doodhi Theplas
 on 14 Jul 18 06:04 PM

thanks my husband loved this Theplas very much
Tarla Dalal
16 Jul 18 09:17 AM
   Hi Shahreena, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking!
Doodhi Theplas
 on 03 Sep 14 05:14 PM

A simple variation to the theplas. Tastes good but not too masaledaar. So if you want it to be more spicy, add a little more chilli powder. Doodhi thepla and chai will complement beautifully!