lauki paratha recipe, how to make lauki paratha | doodhi paratha

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lauki paratha recipe - no onion no garlic parathas or whole wheat flat breads made with lauki (opo squash)
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lauki paratha recipe with step by step photos – nutritious whole wheat flat breads made with lauki (bottle gourd or doodhi).

lauki paratha recipe, doodhi paratha recipe

lauki happens to be one of those veggies that i often use in the summers. lauki is also called as bottle gourd, opo squash and long melon in english. if lauki is your favorite veggie, then you can have a look at these lauki recipes:

paratha and rotis are made almost every working day at home (except weekends). thus i make different varieties or types of paratha. the lauki paratha is again a family recipe and one which we make with lauki on occasions. there is another method of making these parathas with the lauki mixture stuffed in them. this method is slightly tricky as the parathas may break while stuffing with the lauki mixture.

these lauki parathas can also be packed as tiffin box snack or lunch. the taste of lauki is not felt in the parathas. so good for kids who do not like to eat healthy veggies like lauki.

lauki parathas can be served hot or warm with fresh curd/yogurt (plain or sweetened with some sugar) or a raita. i served with carrot raita. you can also serve with a mango pickle or lime pickle.

if you are looking for more paratha recipes then do check cheese paratha, paneer paratha, aloo paratha, broccoli paratha and vegetable paratha recipe.

doodhi paratha or lauki paratha recipe below:

lauki paratha recipe, doodhi paratha recipe
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lauki paratha recipe | doodhi paratha recipe

lauki paratha recipe - no onion no garlic parathas or whole wheat flat breads made with lauki (opo squash)
course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 10 to 12 parathas
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups grated lauki (dudhi or opo squash) or 125 to 150 grams lauki or half of a medium sized lauki
  • 1 or 2 green chilies (hari mirch) - finely chopped or ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • ghee or oil as required for roasting parathas

how to make recipe

preparation for lauki paratha

  1. rinse, peel and then grate lauki in a tray or bowl.
  2. add 1 tsp finely chopped green chilies, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and 1/2 tsp carom seeds/ajwain and salt as required. substitute 1/2 tsp red chili powder if you do not have green chilies.
  3. mix everything very well.
  4. then add 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 tbsp oil.
  5. first mix the the flour with the rest of the mixture. start gathering the mixture and kneading to a smooth dough. 

  6. don't add any water while kneading. the juices from the lauki is enough to knead. in case the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead again.

rolling lauki paratha

  1. take a small to mediums sized ball from the dough.
  2. place it in a tray or box containing whole wheat flour.
  3. take the dough ball on the rolling board and begin to roll it with a rolling pin.
  4. while rolling, dust some more flour if required.
  5. roll to a small or medium sized paratha with a rolling pin.

making lauki paratha

  1. place the rolled lauki paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
  2. when one side is partly cooked (about 1/4th) then flip it.
  3. spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.
  4. flip again and spread some oil or ghee on the second side.
  5. flip again a couple of times. also while roasting press the sides of the lauki paratha so that the edges are cooked well.
  6. roast till the doodhi paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha. 

  7. you can serve these lauki parathas hot or stack them up in a roti basket or casserole and later serve warm. make all doodhi parathas this way.

  8. serve lauki paratha with plain curd/yogurt (plain or sweetened with some sugar) or some raita like carrot raita, beetroot raita or makhana raita.

step by step doodhi paratha or lauki paratha recipe:

1. rinse, peel and then grate lauki in a tray/parat/thali or bowl . about 2 cups grated lauki.

dough to make lauki paratha recipe

2. add 1 tsp finely chopped green chilies, ½ tsp garam masala powder and ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain and salt as required. substitute ½ tsp red chili powder if you do not have green chilies.

dough for making lauki paratha recipe

3. mix everything very well.

dough to make lauki paratha recipe

4. then add 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 tbsp oil.

dough to make doodhi paratha recipe

5. first mix the the flour with the rest of the mixture.

making dough for lauki paratha recipe

6. start gathering the mixture and begin to a knead to a smooth dough. don’t add any water while kneading. the juices from the lauki is enough to knead. in case the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead again.

doodhi paratha dough, lauki paratha dough

7. take a small to mediums sized ball from the dough.

doodhi paratha recipe, lauki paratha recipe

8. place it in a tray or box containing whole wheat flour.

rolling - doodhi paratha recipe, rolling lauki paratha recipe

9. take the dough ball on the rolling board and begin to roll it with a rolling pin.

rolling lauki paratha, rolling doodhi paratha

10. while rolling, dust some more flour if required.

rolling lauki paratha, rolling doodhi paratha

11. roll to a small or medium sized paratha with a rolling pin.

rolling lauki paratha, rolling doodhi paratha

12. place the rolled lauki paratha on a hot tava or griddle.

making lauki paratha, making doodhi paratha

13. when one side is partly cooked (about ¼th) then flip it.

making lauki paratha, making doodhi paratha

14. spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.

ghee for lauki paratha recipe

15. now with the help of tongs or spatula we will flip the lauki paratha again.

frying - recipelauki paratha recipe

16. the ghee or oil smeared side is getting cooked now.

making lauki paratha recipe

17. spread some oil or ghee on the side which is facing you.

making doodhi paratha recipe, making lauki paratha recipe

18. flip again a couple of times. also press the sides of the doodhi paratha so that the edges are cooked well.

lauki paratha recipe, doodhi paratha recipe

19. roast till the doodhi paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha. you can serve these parathas hot or stack them up in a roti basket or casserole and later serve warm. make all lauki parathas this way.

lauki paratha recipe, doodhi paratha recipe

20. serve lauki paratha with plain curd (plain or sweetened with some sugar) or some raita like carrot raita, beetroot raita or makhana raita. for kids you can add some sugar in the raita instead of adding spices and salt.

lauki paratha recipe, doodhi paratha recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Can we prepare lauki paratha, Gobi paratha carrot paratha and pack it in airtight container and eat for two days in long train travel?

    • Krishna, it depends upon the climate conditions. one day or some hours is fine in a hot climate like india. lauki and gobi has moisture so tricky to say. carrot paratha might stay well for more time. for long journey i suggest methi thepla or methi paratha. both recipes are on the blog.

  2. Very nice recipe. I prepared this today and paratha was very tasty.

    • Thanks Kirti.

  3. 🙂

  4. hey dassana I had tried this luaki pratha before trying it m little nervous about my in-laws will like it or not but when they eat it they liked it so much and praised me thnk u for sharing such a delicious recipe

    • thats nice to know aman. thanks for sharing your experience. its feels good when food brings positivity in the family.

  5. Good recipe