Karela thepla-Flat Bread /paratha made with karela/bitter gourd peel, grated mango and spices
Parathas, roti and thepla’s are regularly made in Indian kitchens for lunch and dinner. They are normally made with wheat flour but now as every one become health conscious so multi grain flour is often preferred for making roti and parathas.
Thepla is the thinner and spiced version of paratha .There are so many different types of theplas are made just like the variety of parathas. . The most popular is obviously the Methi thepla but plain salted theplas are also loved and served with curries and tea.
Karela is the summer special vegetable and I love karela in all forms so made varieties of curries ,stuffed karela ,pakoda and kachris with karela. If you too like karela/bitter gourd then do try this recipes from my blog– Stuffed karela, Karela kachri , Crunchy karela pakoda , Achari Karela , Tangy Stuffed Karela ,
After making karela sabzi we often discard the karela peels which are equally nutritious and delicious . But When ever I make karela most of the times I use the karela with out peeling and if I do peel them then I use the peels in the karela stuffing or make these delicious and nutritious karela thepla . The fussy eaters of my family eat these karela theplas happily without guessing the ingredients .so next time when you make karela then don’t throw the peel ,use them in the theplas.
I always serve this karela thepla with Aloo tamatar ki sabzi, pickle and yogurt but you can serve it with any curry of your choice.