Zucchini Thepla

Zucchini Thepla

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Zucchini, a vegetable that you generally tend to associate with continental dishes and baked recipes, fits beautifully into our all-time desi favourite – the humble thepla!

The whole wheat flour dough is enriched with zucchini, ginger and garlic, and in a unique twist, we also put a little dried herbs and seasonings into it. This gives the Zucchini Thepla a very exciting, fusion flavour.

Do not rest the dough for too long as it will get watery and you will not be able to roll it properly. Be generous with the oil while cooking, or you might end up with dry and hard theplas.

Serve this delicious thepla with pickles and raita or dips . You can try exciting options like the Herbed Curd Dip and the Mustard Chilli Pickle .

Zucchini Thepla recipe - How to make Zucchini Thepla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 11 theplas
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 11 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook on a medium flame, using oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 10 more theplas.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per thepla
Energy132 cal
Protein2.3 g
Carbohydrates13.3 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat8.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.9 mg


Zucchini Thepla
 on 13 Oct 17 08:02 PM

Yummy Theplas... My son who is against Zucchini .. loved them
Tarla Dalal
14 Oct 17 08:34 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
Zucchini Thepla
 on 16 Jan 17 09:05 AM

The recipe is really innovative. I thought that Zucchini could only be used in exotic dishes but when I tried them as theplas using the Italian Seasonings, my kids just loved it. I served them with herbed curd dip as an appetizer during the party too. Guests just loved it.