Thepla is a classic Gujarati recipe that is stomach filling as well as light for stomach and can be served as a snack or even in breakfast. Adding the nutritious touch of bitter gourd, Karela Thepla is an easy-to-make recipe which will provide you with scrumptious flavors and a healthy meal all together. This simple recipe is loaded with the goodness of bitter gourd, wholemeal flour, black millet flour and a melange of spices and will be perfect when served with chutney and pickle. You can also pack this dish in the tiffin of your kids or take them along with you on road trips or picnics. Try this yummy recipe out and dwell into the world of tempting flavors with your loved ones.
1 cup bitter gourd
5 teaspoon refined oil
2 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup black millet flour
1 teaspoon garlic
2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon coriander leaves
2 teaspoon coriander powder
water as required
Wash and clean the bottle gourd and chop into thin pieces. Carefully chop the garlic cloves and keep them aside until needed again. Also chop the coriander leaves finely. Keep aside.
In a deep based bowl add in the millet flour followed by wholemeal flour, red chili powder, chopped garlic, chopped bitter gourd, coriander leaves, coriander powder and salt. Mix well using a wooden spoon.
Add enough water in the prepared mixture and knead it into a smooth dough. Now take small ball like portions of the dough and roll it using a little flour.
Heat a griddle on medium flame and add refined oil in it. Press the dough balls in a chapati form and carefully transfer it on the heated griddle. Cook until brown dots appear on the thepla. Serve any chutney of your choice.