lauki ka paratha

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Lauki ka paratha recipe with step by step photos – these dudhi paratha are nutritious whole wheat flatbreads made with lauki (bottle gourd or dudhi).

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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.

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. Another flatbread recipe you can make with lauki is this Lauki thepla.

These lauki paratha 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 paratha can be served hot or warm with fresh curd (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.

How to make lauki ka paratha

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

Making lauki paratha

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

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

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

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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

Cooking lauki ka paratha on tawa

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.

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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 paratha again.

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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.

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18. Flip again a couple of times. Also press the sides of the dudhi paratha so that the edges are cooked well.

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19. Roast till the 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.

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20. Serve lauki ka paratha with plain curd (plain or sweetened with some sugar) or some raita. For kids you can add some sugar in the raita instead of adding spices and salt.

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Few more Paratha varieties you may like are:

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Lauki ka Paratha

5 from 5 votes
Lauki paratha are no onion no garlic whole wheat flatbreads made with opo squash.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Servings 10 to 12 paratha
Units

Ingredients

  • 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 - 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
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • ghee or oil as required for roasting paratha

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse, peel and then grate lauki in a tray or bowl.
  • 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.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Then add 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 tbsp oil.
  • First mix the the flour with the rest of the mixture. Start gathering the mixture and kneading 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.

rolling lauki paratha

  • Take a small to mediums sized ball from the dough.
  • Place it in a tray or box containing whole wheat flour.
  • Take the dough ball on the rolling board and begin to roll it with a rolling pin.
  • While rolling, dust some more flour if required.
  • Roll to a small or medium sized paratha with a rolling pin.

making lauki ka paratha

  • Place the rolled lauki paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
  • When one side is partly cooked (about 1/4th) then flip it.
  • Spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.
  • Flip again and spread some oil or ghee on the second side.
  • Flip again a couple of times. Also while roasting press the sides of the paratha so that the edges are cooked well.
  • Roast till the paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha. 
  • 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.
  • Serve lauki paratha with plain curd/yogurt (plain or sweetened with some sugar) or some raita like carrot raita, beetroot raita or makhana raita.

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