Post published on May 9, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Dudhi Palak Thepla

Dudhi is my son's favorite vegetable and we make so many dishes with it. We always have a Dudhi or Lauki in our fridge. I am sharing with you a filling and nutritious idea for thepla. The combination of Dudhi and Palak works really well together and these theplas will give you a wholesome feeling. It does not take long to make these and perfect way to hide the veggies. Eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and I promise you will love these.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 thepla


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded dudhi or lauki, water squeezed out
  • 3-4 tablespoon olive oil to cook theplas
  • water as needed to combine the dough


  • Shred Dudhi or Lauki, remove seeds and sprinkle sat and leave it for 10-15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, squeeze the water out of dudhi using palm of your hands
  • In a bowl, add flour, spices, chopped spinach, yogurt, salt and shredded dudhi
  • Knead into a hard dough and add water only if needed to combine the dough
  • Form 7-8 equal portions
  • Using light pressure roll the dough into a disc shape
  • Cook the Theplas applying generous amount of oil on both sides
  • Store the thepla in an airtight container or in refrigerator once it cools
  • Enjoy them with yogurt and athela marcha
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