I have not eaten red pumpkin thepla. But I wanted to use pumpkin in today's Thanksgiving feast. I could have made bhoplyacha rassa - Maharashtrian style red pumpkin curry or Bhoplyache Gharge - Maharashtrian style sweet pumpkin puris. But I was already making kheema, chicken etc, so another curry would have been too much. We have been gorging on too much sweet and deep fried food in the name of Diwali, and holidays in general. So I thought it's better if I don't make gharge. Finally I remembered about Gujarati Dudhi na Thepla. So instead of grated dudhi or bottle gourd, I decided to use red pumpkin.
1 tsp ginger-green chli paste
1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
2. Based on the thickness and circumference for each thepla, the count may change.