Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dudhi Na Muthiya A Gujarati Delicacy (Steamed Bottlegourd Dumplings)

Hey Everyone!

I know I have been away for a very long time and to be honest I had been planning to start posting again regularly for almost 6 months now but for some or the other reason it just kept on delaying. Still I won't make promises that I will post every single day but yes I will definitely try to post atleast once a week :)

Being a total gujju I absolutely love the simple ethnic dishes from gujarati cuisine. Lots of these dishes bring back happy memories of childhood days and hence are quite close to my heart. One such dish would be Dudhi Na Muthiya aka Steamed Bottlegourd Dumplings! Muthiya (Steamed Dumplings) are very famous in gujarati cuisine and are made with a lot of different vegetables, some common would be Bottlegourd and Fenugreek leaves! Muthiya's are usually eaten as a snack along with homemade chutney or even sprinkled with some fresh coriander and sev! 

 Today I'll be sharing with you all recipe for Bottlegourd dumplings which are steamed and hence quite healthy! lets get cracking :)

-> 250gm bottlegourd grated
-> 1.5 to 2 cups of whole wheat flour (atta)
-> 1/4 cup of chickpea flour (besan)
-> 1 tsp red chili powder
-> 1 tsp turmeric powder
-> 1 tsp coriander powder
-> 2 tbsp curd
-> 2 tbsp oil
-> Salt to taste
-> 2 tbsp sugar
-> 1/2 lime juice

For seasoning:-
-> 1 tbsp oil
-> 1 tsp mustard seeds
-> 1 tsp cumin seeds
-> 1 tsp sesame seeds
-> 1 generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
-> 1 green chili finely chopped
-> 8 to 10 curry leaves

  • In a clean bowl mix together grated bottlegourd, curd, oil, salt, sugar, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and lime juice. 
  • Once the sugar as melted add in whole wheat flour and besan and make soft dough without adding any extra water since bottlegourd itself is has huge water content
  • Oil your hands and take small balls of the dough, shape them into logs
  • Steam the logs in a steamer for 20 to 30 mins, until they are cooked
  • Turn off the gas and let the steamed bottlegourd logs cool down completely
  • Once they are cooled cut them into small pieces as desired.
  • Heat the oil in a pan for seasoning, once its hot add in green chilies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, mustard seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the seeds start to crackle add in the muthiyas.
  • Cook them for 5 to 7 mins until they turn light golden brown
  • Muthiyas are ready to serve! Serve them hot with coriander chutney or sprinkle some fresh coriander and sev on top
I hope the recipe was helpful, if you make dudhi muthiyas do share how they turned out for you :)

Until next time take care and stay healthy!