Karela Thepla

Karela Thepla

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karela thepla is a healthy Indian flatbread which can be enjoyed with any sabzi. Learn how to make easy Gujarati Karela thepla.

The first thing we all can think about karelas is their bitterness. But karela is extremely beneficial for diabetics and one can enjoy it more if you acquire the taste for it in the form of bitter gourd roti.

These innovative easy Gujarati Karela thepla make use of the peels of the karela which we usually throw away. Wash and chop the peels into small pieces before adding it to the dough. While the karela is beneficial to manage blood sugar levels, you can also benefit from these theplas.

To make karela thepla, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water and knead well. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and roll each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook them using ¼ tsp of oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides. Serve immediately.

The use of whole wheat flour and bajra flour ensure a dose of fibre further – a nutrient which is also needed to manage sugar levels. This Karela masala roti is cooked with minimal oil, thus making it heart-friendly too. Pull together garlic and a couple of spices and you get a strong flavour that will warm your taste buds.

Tips for karela thepla. 1. Bajra flour, if unavailable, can be replaced with other flours like jowar flour, ragi flour or oats flour. 2. Enjoy them hot immediately with a bowl curd as a complete nourishing meal.

For a tasty and diabetic friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, check out our collection of diabetic recipes.

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Karela Thepla recipe - How to make Karela Thepla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 theplas
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  1. To make karela thepla, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water and knead well.
  2. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions and roll each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook them using ¼ tsp of oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  4. Serve the karela thepla immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per thepla
Energy65 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates11.3 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.2 mg
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Reviews

Karela Thepla
 on 02 Jul 17 11:40 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
03 Jul 17 10:48 AM
   Thanks Foodie for the feedback. Happy cooking.
Karela Thepla
 on 16 Oct 15 10:15 AM
5

Had thought the bitter taste of Karela would really dominate, but it wasn''t so... With a bowl of curds, they were quite palatable. Good recipe for diabetics.