Take chapati atta, grated lauki, green chilies, ginger paste and cilantro in a bowl.
Add all dry spices, salt and 1 tablespoon of oil.
Mix everything very well using your hands.
Keep it aside for 10 minutes. By this time lauki will leave its water. so we will come to know that how much yogurt is needed next.
Now start kneading the dough. Add ½ tablespoon of yogurt at a time and keep kneading the dough. Add more yogurt as needed and knead the dough. Sometimes you may not need any yogurt. It is all depends on the water content of the lauki you are using.
The dough should be not too soft or not too stiff (hard). It should be smooth and soft .
No need to let it rest.
Making dudhi thepla recipe:
Divide it into 8 equal portions. And make round balls using your hands.
Take one ball at a time. Flatten it between your palms and roll in into dry flour
Now using a rolling pin, roll it into 5-6 inch circle.
Heat the tawa or pan on medium heat. Once hot put the rolled thepla on it.
Fry both sides using little oil till they have golden brown spots.
Once cooked remove it from the pan and keep into an insulated container to keep it warm or serve it right away.