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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

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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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Method
For karela thepla

    For karela thepla
  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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what is karela thepla made of?

    what is karela thepla made of?
  1. what is karela thepla made off? bitter gourd roti is made from 1/2 cup finely chopped bitter gourd (karela) peels, 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 1/4 cup bajra (black millet) flour, 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun) and spices.

how to get peels of karela ? benefits

    how to get peels of karela ? benefits
  1. This is what karela looks like. True to the fact, karela benefits us right from managing diabetes to strengthening our immune system to reducing body inflammation, purifying blood to promoting weight loss. Have a quick look at all well-known benefits of not-so popular karela.
  2. Take a grater and grate the top of the karela. We are grating the peel only.
  3. This is how the grated karela looks and karela peels which we will use in the recipe.
  4. Karela Manages Diabetes : This is one of the most crucial health benefit known to all. Anyone who has just been detected with diabetes is advised to eat karela by all – be it a family member or a friend. Many studies have shown that they contain insulin like substances which help to keep blood sugar under control. Moreover the carb count of this gourd is also low, which is an added advantage for diabetics. The seeds and the juice of karela both are beneficial. If you want to opt for juice, try and drink a small glass on an empty stomach in the morning or it is best had in-between meals. Want to include karela in your meals? We have tried and tested recipes like Karela TheplasKarela Tikkis and Karela Muthias just for you. These recipe have been crafted keeping in minds all the other necessary nutrients required to plan a diabetic meal. See 9 amazing benefits of karela.
     

dough for karela thepla

    dough for karela thepla
  1. In a deep glass bowl put 1/2 cup finely chopped bitter gourd (karela) peels.
  2. Add 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)Whole Wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bonesVitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
  3. Add 1/4 cup bajra (black millet) flourBajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics and healthy heart but to be had in restricted quantity and had with low fat curds or raita to minimise the carb impact. See here for the 18 benefits of bajra flour and why you should have it.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun).
  5. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  6. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  7. Add 1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder.
  8. Add 1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania).
  9. Add salt to taste. We used 1 tsp salt.
  10. Add enough water to make a dough. We used 1/2 cup of water.
  11. This is the mixture for the dough.
  12. Knead well into a semi-stiff dough.

making karela thepla

    making karela thepla
  1. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  2. To make karela thepla recipe | bitter gourd roti | healthy Gujarati Karela thepla | Karela masala roti | dust the rolling board with some flour.
  3. Flatten the dough and place some flour over it.
  4. Roll each portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a high flame and grease it with a little oil.
  6. When hot, place the roti gently over it. 
  7. Cook for 30 seconds and grease lightly with a brush.
  8. Continue cooking for another 30 seconds on a medium flame. It takes about 1 minute to cook each roti.
  9. Remeber to keep pressing down with a spatula when cooking.
  10. Flip over, grease and cook the other karela thepla | bitter gourd roti | healthy Gujarati Karela thepla | Karela masala roti | for one minute. 
  11. Serve karela thepla | bitter gourd roti | healthy Gujarati Karela thepla | Karela masala roti | hot with low fat curds.

tips for karela thepla

    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. 
     

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.