From pani puri and pav bhaji seasoning to peri-peri and kurkure ones, when it comes to thepla, there isn’t any flavour which has been left out. It is one of the signature foods of Gujarat and is savoured by everyone alike. Savoured with chutney, curd or even as a standalone snack, thepla is a self-sufficient and filling meal. Try this lauki thepla recipe and give your everyday snacking a healthy spin.

Lauki Thepla Recipe Card

Make these yummy and healthy thepla to savour with a piping hot cup of chai, or just enjoy it as a healthy standalone snack.

Total Time :
20 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
10 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Shivanshi Tomer


  • 2 cup wheat flour (atta)
  • ½ cup besan
  • ½ cup curd
  • 1 medium sized grated bottle gourd
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ajwain or carom seeds
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp oil


Step 1
Take grated lauki in a large bowl. Add kasuri methi, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and ajwain.
Step 2
Mix everything well. Add ginger, green chilies and chopped coriander.
Step 3
Combine everything to form a thick paste.
Step 4
Now, add atta, besan and curd in the bowl.
Step 5
Use your hands to mix all the ingredients and knead into a dough.
Step 6
Add 1 tbsp oil in it, to make the dough softer.
Step 7
Now, take a small ball from the dough and roll it into a thin chapati.
Step 8

Lauki thepla

Heat a tawa and grease it lightly with oil.
Step 9
Place the thepla on it and cook for 1-2 minutes, from both sides.
Step 10
Savour thepla with either raita or pickle.