June 25, 2011

Doodhi Muthia ~ Steamed Savoury Snack

Today is the third day of the blogging marathon. Today it is a snack made using bottle gourd. Muthia is a savory snack which is steam cooked with ingredients that are healthy. I have adapted the recipe from Tarla Dalal. I halved the recipe and  have made few changes since I did not have them in my pantry. The healthy savoury snack makes a perfect accompaniment with hot tea especially on rainy day.

You need
  • Grated bottle gourd - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1, grated ( A small one will do)
  • Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
  • Semolina - 1/2 cup (I used rice rava)
  • Besan - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilly, ginger paste - 1 tblspn
  • Turmeric powder, Garam masala, cumin seeds, fennel seeds - 1/4 tspn, each
  • Juice of  1 1/2  lemon (I used amchoor powder)
  • Chopped coriander - 2 tblspn
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tspn
  • Hing - 1/4 tspn

To temper
  • Oil - 2 tblspn
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tspn
  • Hing - 1/4 tspn


Grate bottle gourd and onion into a bowl. Squeeze and extract the juice from the grated bottle gourd. Add the rest of the ingredients to the grated bottle gourd and onion.  Knead it into a soft dough and use the squeezed water if required. I did not use it.  

Oil your hands and divide the dough into two. Shape the dough into two logs and place in a greased bowl. Steam cook in the pressure cooker for 20 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.  

The logs slightly expand on steaming. when cool, slice it into 1/2 inch slices. 

Heat a shallow kadai with oil. Add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and hing. When the seeds crackle, add the sliced muthias and toss well and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Serve with a chutney of your choice of tomato ketchup. 

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  1. New to me..Nice idea Jayasree.Would love to see.

  2. I have to try muthias sometime too. Have always wanted to with fenugreek leaves, but never got around. I picked up a bottle gourd today from my green grocer. So I might try this soon! Thanks for sharing a simple sounding recipe Jay

  3. Muthias look perfect. Great snack anytime of the day and healthy too.

  4. Healthy and delicious savory snack :)

  5. Sounds delicious..My mom was telling me about the various kinds of Muthias that can be made but I never imagined them to look so good!

  6. Muthias...ah..from our Gujrat..all time hit..there are many versions of this,ofcourse most popular being doodhi n methi..u cud add curry leaves and lots of coriander leaves while tempering.

  7. Looks very tempting! This has been on my to do list from a long time.:)

  8. Healthy and delicious. I always think about making it and then keep postponing. I need to get to it one of these days.

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  9. Nice! Never made muthia and I should give it a try very soon

  10. What a very new and interesting recipe for me! Will certainly like to try it sometime!

  11. Healthy and delicious savory snack :)

  12. I've heard a lot about these.....never eaten them. I am tempted to try it out.

  13. Love this dish ! and steaming makes it soooo guilt free !! :)

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  14. I always wanted to make Muthia..never did..your plate looks very nice..

  15. Muthia a healthy snack. Check out its rajasthani version in my space- http://manishavijay.blogspot.com/2008/07/aal-ke-gatte.html


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