Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Zucchini Thepla

Aahh..the weekend brunch..... Weekends are special to many of us since the whole family is home isn't it? I wasn't so lucky for the last few years though. I used to work every single weekend at the hospital in the Cardiac Surgery Unit and that meant only one thing - we were busy! I used to work long hours, often leaving the house at 600am and getting home around 800pm. I loved my work but I also missed out on many family events and gatherings. But that's life.....
I am fortunate now to have the weekend to spend with my small family...and of course, feed them to my heart's content..so every weekend, if we don't have major plans, I try and come up with something *different*. Past weekend, I did just that, and I made "Zucchini Theplas". Here is my recipe for these wonderful and unbelievably soft theplas.

You will need:
2 medium Zucchinis- grated, 2 cups whole wheat flour, Salt, turmeric, 2 tbsp Besan flour, Ginger-garlic-jalapeƱo paste, Cilantro leaves, a pinch of sugar, oil.

Grate the zucchini, make a paste out of ginger,garlic and the jalapeƱos. Set aside. In a bowl, combine the wheat flour,besan,cilantro, and all the other spices. Add the zucchini and GGJ paste. Knead a semi- stiff dough using very little water. You can add some sour yogurt for some tartness if you would like.

Now, take some flour and roll out into rounds. Place the rolled out thepla in a pan and cook it like you would a 'paratha'. That's it! Enjoy these soft and tasty theplas with yogurt, pickles,
or just tea/coffee for a weekend treat.

Hope you will try these sometime! I'll be back next time with a recipe for Mexican Grilled Chimichanga.

Music of the Moment: "Raag Mishra Khamaj" -Pt.S.Sharma


Suma Gandlur said...

Those must be yummy. My sister in law makes them with riceflour. In south India, they are called rottis though.

ServesYouRight said...

Trupti - I ADORE all things gujrati. (My best friend is gujrati) and I can't tell you how much I miss eating at her house :-D Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe. Cannot wait to try it!!

swapna susarla said...

wow..wonderful herbal treat..i think u are a fan of zuchini...right..?:-))

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Trupti,
very good weekend treat.thanks for sharing it.are u a doctor?..Iam sorry to pose this question very late.But was very keen to know:-)Thank you..have a great time with ur family.Enjoy!

Sangeeta said...

Hi Trupti,

Great recipe. Love theplas and love zuchhini - combination of these two is heavenly :) This is my dinner for tonite. Thanks girl :)

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

The theplas look so yummy. Want to grab them from the picture. Thanks for this innovative recipe.

Seema Bhat said...

Zucchini Thepla is very creative idea gal. Adding Besan would give a nice color and texture to it, isn't it?

Nidhi said...

Good Trupti, another great recipe from Zucchini. You seems to be using a lot of it. Really interesting and yummy post :)

Cheers, Nidhi.

Manjula said...

I Love the crisp texture of zucchini in stir fry and curries. Got to try this very Indianized recipe.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey trupthi,
this is fun.but i have a question.think we need to prepare the thepla's immediately na.otherwise the dough might become sticky?

Saju said...

I can't wait to try these thepla - may be this weekend. Have you got a recipe for dhebra with dudhi?

Keshi said...

goshh this looks YUMMY!


Anonymous said...

You always come up with nice recipes

Anonymous said...

Huh!!! I am also ready with my chimichanga post!!!!! Guess will postpone it then. :)

Theplas look great!! :)I add doodhi sometimes. Zuccini is a nice variation.

Pooja said...

Oh Trupti ,
you are so creative. you cook thepla ( our gujarati dish ) of Zucchini(a foreign veggie) too.
hats off to you dear.
it looks really nice , Zucchini is here als oaavailable in some stores now, will give it a try for sure whe ni will get it. really a nice brunch for all.
thanks for sharing this.

Shilpa said...

Hi Trupti,

Thanks for leaving a message on my blog! :) Your blog's cooler! :) These theplas look easy and yummy, may try making them this weekend!


Bong Mom said...

That's nice , a nice way to eat zucchini too. Thanks, and savour your weekends when you have time

Asha said...

Wonderful looking Theplas!!Very creative with Zucchinis!:)
You are right,weekends are precious.We watched 'Cars" last Sunday munching on popcorns!

TNL said...

Suma: they are yummy! Rice flour? Will try that next time, I have so much of that lying around.

Smita: No problem! Hope you will try them.

Swapna: heheh..now I am!

Meena: I'm a Nurse.. and don't be sorry! Glad to see you here.

Sangeeta: how did they turn out?

LakshmiK: no problem!

Seema: yep...adding besan to it really makes a difference...

Nidhi: hehe..yeah I know...gota fo something when "lauki" isn't readily available here...right?

Manjula: please do try it!

Soumya: you're right, make sure to make them quickly..

Saju: I do have a recipe for that..will post soon!

Keshi: thanks and welcome!

Sushma: thank you!!

Coffee: please post your version too soon..no need to postpone it my dear!
Pooja: you're the creative one remember?? hehe..tu US avi jaa pacchi apde banne khaishu!

Shilpa: welcome! and thanks!

Sandeepa: oh i cherish them
now...missed out on my kids way too much...no more! thanks my dear.

Ashaji: Yes indeed they are precious! Its so much fun to watch kid movies with them...isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Ben...what can I say...never would have occured to me to use Zucchinis in theplas...very creative...another one on my must try (ever growing)list...thanks for sharing...take care ben

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Zucchini Thepla looks mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.,

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Trupti
Nice recipe. Must try, thank u very much.

Anonymous said...

I don know wat is zucchini.Pl explain

pritya said...

Dear Trupti, You have a lovely site. I love the texture of the theplas...they look so soft and crisp :). Interesting to read many of the post...great going. Cheers!

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