August 22, 2014

Kaddu ka thepla recipe - Pumpkin thepla - Lal bhoplyachi thepla -

pumpkin theplas in a plate for pumpkin thepla recipe
Kaddu ka thepla recipe - Today I am sharing with you all one more fairly spicy thepla recipe prepared with pumpkin and wheat flour. This mix and roll procedure is certainly a different method than the double roti style of pumpkin paratha which I had posted earlier. This is one of  our most favorite theplas and goes extremely well with chutneys, chutney powder and curd. 

It has a soft texture and alluring flavor. This is exquisitely fine, subtle and pleasing with a hint of mild spice powder. The perfect blend of yogurt, chilly powder, salt and besan turn the theplas in an array of fabulous dish. 

These theplas are suitable to pack in the lunch box. It is a perfect technique to serve good nutritious theplas with healthy ingredients combined into one  dish. The preparation of theplas doesn't need any great skill and  meticulous technique. Even a novice cook can make these theplas very easily. Do check out other paratha and thepla varieties

Preparation time  15 minutes 
Cooking time  20 minutes
Yields  6 pumpkin theplas

  • 250 grams pumpkin, peeled, grated
  • 1 heaped tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1½  tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeea
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp gram flour / besan
  • 2 tbsp curd / yogurt
  • Salt as required
  • Oil or ghee as required


1.  Scoop out the seeds and wash the pumpkin.  
washed pumpkin for pumpkin thepla

2.  Peel the pumpkin and grate it.
grated pumpkin for pumpkin thepla recipe

3.  Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the grated pumpkin and saute for 2 minutes. Cook covered until the pumpkins are soft and mushy.  Do not add water. Let it cook in its own moisture.
4.  Once the pumpkins are soft, add the coriander powder,  jeera powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder.
5.  Give a nice stir till all the ingredients combine well and saute for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Keep it aside and allow it to cool.
6.  Once the pumpkin mixture cools,  put it in a mixer  and grind it to a smooth paste. Don't add water. 
pumpkin mixture for pumpkin thepla recipe

7.  Transfer the pumpkin mixture to a large plate. Add the wheat flour, besan, curd and salt to it.  Knead it to a smooth dough and keep it covered for 15 minutes. 
knead the dough for pumpkin thepla recipe

8.  Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball.
dough divided into equal portions

9.  Dust the rolling board with wheat flour. Place one  ball and roll it to a small roti. Apply little ghee and fold it in the middle.
applied ghee on small thepla for pumpkin thepla recipe

10.  Again apply oil or ghee on the surface and fold it as shown in the picture below.

11. Now roll out this triangle shaped roti to a thin and round roti. Use wheat flour to roll.

12.  Heat a griddle and cook the theplas applying 1/4 tsp of ghee till brown spot appears. Finally, apply little ghee on the thepla and remove onto a plate.

13.  Serve hot with chutneys, chutney powder and curd.


  1. Never heard of this dish but looks yummy. I will definitely try it soon.

  2. Thanks a lot Poornima. Try it and give me the feedback.

  3. Very healthy one.. I shall give it a try

    1. Thanks a lot Shobha. Try and let me know how it was.

  4. I love theplas wow these look delicious

  5. lovely color thepla ..yumm :)


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