Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Dudhi Muthia

Dudhi Muthia
(Dudhi Na Muthiya/Lauki Ke Muthiye)

Dudhi Muthia is one of the most popular dishes of Gujarati cuisine. This dish
from a combination of flours, bottle gourd and spices.The tempering of
sesame seeds 
enhances the aroma and flavors of the Dudhi Muthia.

Dudhi Muthia can be used as a tea time snack, tiffin snack, for breakfast or even
for a light 
dinner. You can carry them along, while you are going for picnic. It tastes
good when served cold 
too. Dudhi Muthia is prepared with very less oil and is by
steaming. Moist and fluffy 
inside golden crispy outside,Dudhi Muthia is very easy
to cook. You can serve it with green 
coriander chutney, tomato sauce.

Dudhi Muthia

Dudhi Muthia


2 cup grated bottle gourd
1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup semolina
1/4 cup millet flour
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

For the tempering:

2 tbsp oil
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds


1. In a big bowl add wheat flour, semolina, millet flour, red chili powder, turmeric
    powder, cumin seeds, 
sesame seeds, baking soda, sugar, lemon juice and
    mix well.

2.  Squeeze out excess water from grated bottle gourd. keep this water aside.

3. Now add oil and mix well. Add grated bottle gourd,coriander leaves, mix well
    and make a soft dough by 
adding enough water. You can use the squeezed
    bottle gourd water.

4. Divide the dough in small equal portion. Grease your palms with some oil and
    shape each 
portion into cylindrical roll  approximately 4-5 inches long and 1 inch
    in diameter.

5. Likewise prepare muthias from rest of the portions as well.

6. Place the muthia over a greased sieve. Keep the muthia at some distance from
    one another 
as they will become puffy.

7. For steaming the muthia pour 3 cups of water in a vessel.

8. When water has started boiling and steam is formed, place the sieve over the
    vessel and cover 
it with a lid.

9. Steam muthias for 20 mins, after 20 mins turn off the flame. Let the muthias cool,

10. Now cut the muthias in small pieces.

11. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add cumin seeds,
     sesame seeds, curry leaves 
and saute on a medium flame for a few seconds.

12. Now add muthia pieces, mix well so that the muthia are coated well with the
     masala and cook 
until they turn little crispy. 

13. Serve dudhi muthia with green coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.

Dudhi Muthia


1. You can  also add chickpea flour (besan), makki ka atta in muthia dough.

2. Dudhi Muthia can be deep fried also.

3. You can can add ginger garlic paste if you like.

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