Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe: Healthy Gujarati Steamed Snack with Bottle Gourd

Indulge in the flavors of Gujarat with our delectable Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla recipe! This traditional dish combines the goodness of bottle gourd (doodhi) with the savory taste of muthiya and the light, fluffy texture of dhokla. Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with authentic Gujarati flavors, this dish is perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even as a light meal.

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Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe: Healthy Gujarati Steamed Snack with Bottle Gourd
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Indulge in the flavors of Gujarat with our delectable Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla recipe! This traditional dish combines the goodness of bottle gourd (doodhi) with the savory taste of muthiya and the light, fluffy texture of dhokla. Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with authentic Gujarati flavors, this dish is perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even as a light meal.

In this recipe we will show you how to make flavorful muthiya using wheat flour, gram flour, sooji and freshly grated doodhi, seasoned with a blend of spices and herbs. The combination of soft, steamed dhokla and crunchy muthiya creates a delightful texture contrast that will tantalize your taste buds.

To elevate the flavors, we finish off the dish with a fragrant tempering of mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida adding a burst of aroma and spice to every bite.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or new to Gujarati cuisine, our Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla recipe is simple to follow and guarantees delicious results every time. Serve it as a wholesome snack for your family, impress guests at gatherings, or pack it for a flavorful picnic treat. With its balance of taste, texture, and nutrition, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.

Serve the Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla as a tea time snack, for breakfast or even as a light dinner along with Green Chutney and Masala Chai.

If you like dhoklas, try different types of dhokla like,

  1. Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe
  2. Bhaat Na Muthia Dhokla Recipe
  3. Green Moong Dal Dhokla Recipe
  4. Ragi Rava Dhokla

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M

Makes:

35 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bottle gourd (lauki) , peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda , or enos fruit salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 5 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 6 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped for garnish

How to make Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe: Healthy Gujarati Steamed Snack with Bottle Gourd

  1. To begin making the Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. 1/2 of a large bottle gourd, will give approximately 2 cups of grated gourd. Peel and grate the bottle gourd (doodhi).

  3. Squeeze out the excess water from the bottle gourd with your fingers. (You can use this water in your dals or rice or simply drink it as a juice with a little salt.)

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine grated doodhi, whole wheat flour, gram flour, semolina, sugar, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, soda/enos, oil and salt. Knead into a firm dough without using any water.

  5. Apply 1/4 teaspoon of oil in the palm of your hands and divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll. You can also optionally shape into small 1 inch cylinders and place these in greased idli plates. 

  6. Arrange the rolls on a greased steamer plate or idli plate and steam on high heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat the same process for the remaining muthia mixture.

  7. Once it is steamed, turn off the heat . Gently remove from the steamer and place it on a platter and allow the muthias to cool before you can cut them into rounds. The Muthia's will firm up in the cooling process which will make it easier for you to slice them into 1 inch rounds.

  8. Once all the Doodhi Muthia's are steamed, slice them into 1 inch rounds and keep aside.

  9. For the seasoning, heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add in the mustard seeds and sesame seeds and allow it to crackle.

  10. Finally add the chopped curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds. Add the sliced doodhi muthia rounds into the seasoning and toss for a few minutes and turn off the heat.

  11. Serve the Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla along with Green Chutney and Masala Chai for a snack or even for a light dinner.