Bottle Gourd/Lauki/Doodhi Paratha/Flat Bread Recipe

I was fed-up of eating all similar paratha's like aaloo paratha, mooli paratha, gobhi paratha, methi paratha. So, thought of trying some new paratha which I didn't have tried yet. So, I came up with this Lauki flat bread.

Bottle guard stuffed paratha's are delicious and uncontrollable...It tastes really very yummy. It really very easy to make. Serve bottle gourd paratha's with any raita or simple curd or pickle or green coriander chutney or ketch-up. Completely your choice. Perfect for breakfast.

Makes: 7 Paratha's                                                                             Time Taken: 30-45 minutes


For Dough:

  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • Water as required to make dough
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4th tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder

For stuffing:

  • 1/4th Tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • some coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tsp ginger-garlic paste (Optional)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Bottle guard grated 
  • 1/4th Tsp dry mango powder
  • 1/2 medium onion grated (Optional)
  • Oil or butter or ghee for parathas
  1. Mix whole wheat flour, oil, salt and red chilly powder. Slowly adding water to flour, make soft dough and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Squeeze the water from bottle guard. In a frying pan, add a tbsp. of oil. When oil is hot, add cumin seeds and bottle guard. Once bottle guard is dry, add everything we kept for stuffing. Mix them really well and off the heat. Let the mixture get cool on room temperature.
  3. Divide bottle guard mixture in equal parts. Divide dough in equal parts. The size of chapati/flat bread dough should be a little larger than bottle guard balls. This is just to make sure that stuffing should not come out from dough. 
  4. Have some dry flour to roll the dough. Roll the dough around 1 and 1/2 inch into a small cup like structure. Place one stuffing ball inside it and cover it properly from all sides. Press it with your palms to make a small round disk.
  5. Flip both sides of this in dry flour and roll it delicately with the help of rolling pin. 
  6. Heat the tawa on medium heat and place the rolled paratha on it. Cook it for 1 minute. Turn it and greese it with butter or ghee or oil. Do same on other side of paratha also.
  7. Repeat the procedure with other parathas also. Serve Hot.