Doodhi Muthia – Lauki Muthia recipe – Steamed Bottle Gourd Muthiya

    doodhi muthia

    Doodhi Muthia – Lauki Muthia recipe – Steamed Bottle Gourd Muthiya

    Doodhi muthia is a traditional gujarati snack you surely wouldn’t want to give up. This recipe of Lauki muthia is prepared with very less oil and is prepared by steaming. You can serve this to guests as snack or as an appetizers at any get together. I am sure your guests will be delighted to have it.

    Here is a quick and easy recipe with step by step pictures to prepare Steamed bottle gourd muthia . You can serve these delectable muthia with green coriander chutney, dahi chutney or any other chutney as per your taste and add charm to your snack time.

    Direction:

    Getting ready:

    Rinse the bottle gourd thoroughly with water, allow it to dry out completely. Discard its stalk and peel off its skin. Now grate the bottle gourd and place it in a bowl. 

    doodhi muthia

    Making:

    To make the Muthia first of all, knead the dough. For that take a mixing bowl and add wheat flour 1. 5 cup 1/2  cup semolina, 1/2  cup chickpea flour,1.5 cup grated bottle gourd, 3/4   tsp salt to taste, 1/4  tsp turmeric powder, 1 pinch asafoetida, 2 finely chopped green chilies, 1/2  inch ginger piece (grated) or 1/2  tsp ginger paste.

    doodhi muthia

     Also add 1 tbsp finely chopped green coriander, followed by 1/2  tsp cumin seeds, less than 1/4  tsp baking soda, 2 tsp oil and knead dough for making muthia. There is no need to add extra water for kneading the dough as we will use the gourd juice for kneading the dough. Add 1 tsp lemon juice or ½ lemon’s juice to the dough. Knead a soft dough for the muthia.

    doodhi muthia

    To steam the muthia take a vessel where you can place the sieve over it and then cover it.You can also use proper steamer for making the muthia. Grease the sieve with some oil to prevent muthia from sticking over it.

    doodhi muthia

    Grease your hands with some oil as well and make muthia. Make a 2 to 3 inch long log with 1 inch diameter like this.Place the rolled muthia over a sieve. Likewise prepare muthia from rest of the dough as well. Keep the muthia at some distance from one another as they will become puffy.

    doodhi muthia

    Pour 3 cups of water in a vessel and cover it and let it simmer. Water has started boiling and steam is formed, now place the sieve over the vessel for steaming the muthia. Now steam the muthia for 20 to 25 minutes. Cover the muthia and check later. After 20 minutes, check the muthia.

    doodhi muthia

    The Muthia are puffed up. To check if they are ready insert a knife inside the muthia and see if comes out clean. If not ready cook them for more 2 to 3 minutes. Muthias are ready, Turn off the flame and place the sieve over a net stand. Now let the muthia cool down.

    doodhi muthia

    Once the Muthias cool down cut them in ½ inch chunks. Similarly cut all the steamed muthia. Then to fry the muthias heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil.Let the oil heat sufficiently. When the oil is hot, splutter ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp red mustard seeds or mustard seeds. Reduce the flame to minimum to prevent them from browning. Now add 1 tsp sesame seeds to the pan. Saute them for a while.

    doodhi muthia Drop the Muthias in the pan. Also add some green coriander and mix everything really well so that the muthia are coated well with the masala. Flip the sides of muthia and cook until they turn little crispy. Muthia have now turned crispy and are now ready, turn off the flame.

    doodhi muthia

    Serving:

    Lip smacking and super yummy muthia are ready to serve. Garnish with some green coriander leaves. Serve these delectable muthia with green coriander chutney, dahi chutney or any other chutney as per your taste.

    doodhi muthia

    Suggestion:

    • While kneading dough for muthia, after mixing lauki to the flour if you feel that the dough is little stiff then add some water to it.
    • If you feel that the dough is getting too runny as it depends on the quantity of the bottle gourd you added then you can add some more dry flour to it.
    • The consistency of dough should be such that you can easily shape it.
    Doodhi Muthia - Lauki Muthia recipe - Steamed Bottle Gourd Muthiyadoodhi muthia
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    Recipe type: snacks
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Bottle gourd- 1.5 cup (300 gms ) ( grated )
    • Wheat flour- ½ cup ( 75 gms)
    • Semolina – ½ cup ( 75 gms)
    • Chickpea flour – ½ cup ( 50 gms)
    • Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
    • Coriander Leaves – 2 to 3 tbsp ( finely chopped)
    • Lemon – 1
    • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
    • Turmeric Powder- ¼ tsp
    • Baking Soda – Less than ¼ tsp
    • Salt – ¾ tsp ( or to taste )
    • Green Chillies – 2 to 3 ( finely chopped)
    • Ginger – ½ inch piece (finely chopped)
    • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
    • Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
    • Mustard Seeds- ½ tsp
    Instructions
    1. Rinse the bottle gourd thoroughly with water, allow it to dry out completely. Discard its stalk and peel off its skin. Now grate the bottle gourd and place it in a bowl.
    2. To make the Muthia first of all, knead the dough. For that take a mixing bowl and add wheat flour 1. 5 cup ½ cup semolina, ½ cup chickpea flour,1.5 cup grated bottlegourd, ¾ tsp salt to taste, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 1 pinch asafoetida, 2 finely chopped green chilies, ½ inch ginger piece (grated) or ½ tsp ginger paste.
    3. Also add 1 tbsp finely chopped green coriander, followed by ½ tsp cumin seeds, less than ¼ tsp baking soda, 2 tsp oil and knead dough for making muthia. There is no need to add extra water for kneading the dough as we will use the gourd juice for kneading the dough. Add 1 tsp lemon juice or ½ lemon’s juice to the dough. Knead a soft dough for the muthia.
    4. To steam the muthia take a vessel where you can place the sieve over it and then cover it.You can also use proper steamer for making the muthia. Grease the sieve with some oil to prevent muthia from sticking over it.
    5. Grease your hands with some oil as well and make muthia. Make a 2 to 3 inch long log with 1 inch diameter like this.Place the rolled muthia over a sieve. Likewise prepare muthia from rest of the dough as well. Keep the muthia at some distance from one another as they will become puffy.
    6. Pour 3 cups of water in a vessel and cover it and let it simmer. Water has started boiling and steam is formed, now place the sieve over the vessel for steaming the muthia. Now steam the muthia for 20 to 25 minutes. Cover the muthia and check later. After 20 minutes, check the muthia.
    7. The Muthia are puffed up. To check if they are ready insert a knife inside the muthia and see if comes out clean. If not ready cook them for more 2 to 3 minutes. Muthias are ready, Turn off the flame and place the sieve over a net stand. Now let the muthia cool down.
    8. Once the Muthias cool down cut them in ½ inch chunks. Similarly cut all the steamed muthia. Then to fry the muthias heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil.Let the oil heat sufficiently.
    9. When the oil is hot, splutter ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp red mustard seeds or mustard seeds.
    10. Reduce the flame to minimum to prevent them from browning. Now add 1 tsp sesame seeds to the pan. Saute them for a while.
    11. Drop the Muthias in the pan. Also add some green coriander and mix everything really well so that the muthia are coated well with the masala. Flip the sides of muthia and cook until they turn little crispy. Muthia have now turned crispy and are now ready, turn off the flame.
    12. Lip smacking and super yummy muthia are ready to serve. Garnish with some green coriander leaves. Serve these delectable muthia with green coriander chutney, dahi chutney or any other chutney as per your taste.

     

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