Bottle Gourd Muthiya (Lauki Muthiya) Recipe

Updated on May 2, 2018
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Bottle Gourd Muthiya/Lauki Muthiya/Dudhi Muthiya
Bottle Gourd Muthiya/Lauki Muthiya/Dudhi Muthiya

Delicious and Nutritious!

Want to make a guilt-free, delicious, and healthy breakfast? Consider bottle gourd muthiya. It qualifies as a wholesome food and has all the properties you're looking for.

These steamed dumplings are made with grated bottle gourd, gram flour, wheat flour, semolina, lemon juice, and spices. The mustard seed and sesame seed tempering makes it crunchy and nutty-flavored.

Muthias are soft, porous, and crispy. Serve them with tomato sauce or a mildly spicy dip.

They taste good even when they are cold. Hence, they make the perfect food for a lunch box too.

I share a detailed recipe for making bottle gourd muthia below.

5 stars for Bottle Gourd Muthiya (Lauki Muthiya)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped cups bottle gourd, peeled, grated
  • 1 cup semolina, medium wheat semolina
  • 1/2 cup gram flour(besan powder)
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup onion, grated
  • 1/4 tsp hing(asafoetida powder)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced or crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil, 1 tsp for the dough, 3 tbsp for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, for the tempering

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Bottle Gourd Muthiya

  1. Peel bottle gourd. Grate it. Squeeze, and remove excess water from it. Don't remove all the water from it. Collect the water in a cup.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl. Add grated bottle gourd, semolina, wheat flour, gram flour, chopped coriander, turmeric powder, hing powder, chopped green chilies, grated onions, sugar, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cooking soda, grated ginger, a teaspoon oil, and salt.
  3. Mix well. Knead together, without adding water to make a smooth, firm dough. If needed, you can use the bottle gourd water to make the dough.
  4. Make the steamer ready for cooking.
  5. Divide the dough in four equal portions. Shape each portion into cylindrical roll of 1 inch diameter.
  6. Grease the steamer plate. Place the rolls on it. Cover the steamer lid. I cooked them in a pressure cooker, without placing the weight.
  7. Steam cook for 20-22 minutes. Next, turn off the heat.
  8. Open the lid after 2-3 minutes. Insert a tooth prick into the roll. If it comes out clean, it indicates that the rolls are properly cooked.
  9. If not, cook for some more time.
  10. Place the cooked rolls on a plate. Slice them in half inch thick pieces. Now, you have to add a tempering to them.
  11. Heat remaining oil in a large deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds and sesame seeds.
  12. Let mustard crackle. Add muthiya slices. Keep the heat low. Gently mix the tempering with the slices.
  13. Let each slice be coated with the tempering and become a bit crispy. Turn off the heat.
  14. Garnish them with chopped fresh coriander.
  15. Enjoy eating them with tomato sauce or a mildly spicy dip. They taste awesome even when they are cold.
  16. They make a great lunch box food too. Happy eating!

Bottle gourd
Bottle gourd
Peeled bottle gourd
Peeled bottle gourd
Step one: Grate bottle gourd. Squeeze and remove some water from it. Collect the water.
Step one: Grate bottle gourd. Squeeze and remove some water from it. Collect the water.
Step two: Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, as per instructions.
Step two: Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, as per instructions.
Step three: Knead together to make a firm, smooth dough. If needed, use bottle gourd water for kneading the dough. Divide the dough in four equal portions. Shape each of them like a cylindrical roll.
Step three: Knead together to make a firm, smooth dough. If needed, use bottle gourd water for kneading the dough. Divide the dough in four equal portions. Shape each of them like a cylindrical roll.
Step four: Steam cook them for 20-22 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step four: Steam cook them for 20-22 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step five: Slice each roll in 1/2 inch thick slices.
Step five: Slice each roll in 1/2 inch thick slices.
Step six: Heat remaining oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Let mustard crackle.
Step six: Heat remaining oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Let mustard crackle.
Step seven: Add the slices. Keep the heat low. Gently mix the tempering with them.
Step seven: Add the slices. Keep the heat low. Gently mix the tempering with them.
Bottle Gourd muthia are ready. Garnish them with chopped coriander leaf.
Bottle Gourd muthia are ready. Garnish them with chopped coriander leaf.
Serve them with tomato sauce or a mildly spicy dip. Enjoy eating!
Serve them with tomato sauce or a mildly spicy dip. Enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information of Bottle Gourd Muthiya

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 180
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 32 g11%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 46 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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