Now you might ask a question how do I manage to do this. Actually little planning ahead can help you a lot. Half of the preparations I do previous night for example cutting vegetables, kneading dough, etc. So next day morning it becomes really handy if at all I am late for 10 minutes or so. My daughter loves Thepla, so often I give her Methi Thepla (I prepare it so often still not on the blog, surprisingly) and she really enjoys it. I also prepare lauki thepla and she likes it too. Actually thepla remains soft for longer time and I came to know this during a train journey. Read the story here.
The day I was writing the post about lauki thepla, I also visited supermarket and when I saw zucchini I thought this is another vegetable which I can use to make the thepla. Immediately I picked zucchini and when I prepared thepla with zucchini it really turned out great. Zucchini has lot of health benefits which includes improvement in digestion, slowing down aging, lowering blood sugar levels, good for heart and blood circulation, improving eye sight, boosting energy and helping in weight loss. However, we often think what can we prepare using zucchini other than adding it to pizza or salad, so zucchini thepla is a perfect Indian recipe of zucchini which can solve your problem. I used green zucchini to prepare thepla however you can use yellow zucchini too.
You can prepare the dough for thepla previous night and keep it in the refrigerator. This really saves the time, that’s what I do for the early morning lunch box preparation. Like bottle gourd or lauki, zucchini’s water content is high approximately 94% so while kneading the dough for thepla you may not require any addition of water.
So next time you get zucchini from the market, you have an Indian recipe of zucchini in kind. I have planned to explore more Indian recipes using zucchini. Till then scroll down the blog and check the recipe and prepare it in your kitchen and do share your feedback which motivates me.
1. Wash and pat dry zucchini. Then peel it and grate it in a large plate. Keep aside.