Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia

Muthia, a famous Gujarati tea time snack. We can make muthia using many vegetables like methi, mooli and Doodhi is one of the frequently used vegetable in concocting muthia. Doodhi Muthia is a steamed dumpling and hence it is very healthy.

Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia
Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia

Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Yield15 Muthias

Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia
Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia

Grated (Bottle Gourd) Doodhi1 Cup*
Whole Wheat Flour1/2 Cup
Bengal Gram Flour1/4 Cup
Semolina2 tablespoon
Ginger-Greenchilli Paste1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder2 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice1 teaspoon
Baking Powder1 Pinch
Coriander Leaves2 tablespoon
Sugar1/2 teaspoon
Curd2 tablespoon
Oil2 tablespoon
SaltTo Taste

* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml

For Seasoning:
Cooking Oil1/2 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1/2 tablespoon
Sesame Seeds1/2 tablespoon
Hing1/4 teaspoon

Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia
Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia

  1. Peel the skin of the bottle gourd and grate it. Squeeze the excess water and take only the grated bottlegourd. Measure 1 cup of grated bottlegourd and start with the preparation. Take the wheat flour, besan and semolina in a bowl and mix well

  2. Add grated  bottlegourd, chopped coriander leaves, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel seeds, sugar,curd, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Finally add oil and baking powder and knead it to a nice and soft dough

  3. Grease oil in the palms and divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each portion into a cylinder. Place the rolled cylindrical muthia dough in a broad sieve and steam in a pressure cooker or steamer for 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Insert a toothpick to check if the muthia is cooked properly. Remove the cooked muthia from the steamer and allow it to cool off and then make slices and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter add sesame seeds and hing and saute in medium flame for 2 minutes.

  5. To the seasoned ingredients, add sliced steamed doodhi muthiyas and mix well. Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves

  6. Serve the mouth-watering steamed Doodhi Muthia with hot tea and enjoy the evening snack!
  7. Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia
    Doodhi Muthia | Bottlegourd Muthia

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