Monday, 5 March 2012

healthy snacking with lauki muthiya

That piece of lauki sitting  in my fridge was literally staring at me and shouting EAT ME !!!!!
Yes  it was overshadowed by tofu,paneer,chicken and babycorn .
But finally I gave it a look and transformed into a tempting yet healthy snack-lauki muthiya !!!
Muthi” means fist in Hindi, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist.Its a very famous  Gujarati dish and the great thing about this recipe is that you can add just about anything in it. Leftover  spinach, Methi leaves, potatoes, corn..all work well in this recipe.


1 cup Bottle gourd / Lauki (grated)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup semolina
1/4 cup besan
1 tsp ginger chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp fennel(saunf)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp coriander chopped
pinch of soda bicarb
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Salt to taste
1 tsp Oil

For tempering 

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
6-8 Curry leaves


Squeeze out excess water form the bottle gourd and keep it aside.Combine the bottle gourd,whole wheat flour,besan,semolina ,ginger green chilli paste ,turmeric powder,cumin,saunf,sugar,lemon juice,coriander,soda bicarb,asafoetida,salt and 1 tsp of oil in a bowl.Mix well and knead into a dough.
Apply oil in your hands and shape the dough into little cylindrical rolls.Steam for about 30-35 minutes till they are cooked.Let it cool and cut into slices.Prepare a tempering of mustard seeds,cury leaves and sesame seeds.Add the steamed muthiyas.Saute on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes till they turn light brown and crisp.
Serve hot and enjoy !!!
Till we meet next Happy cooking !!!

Sending this for the following BLOG EVENTS

Hot & Spicy Treats - March (Theme -Festive Food) by FOOD CORNER 

Summer Spirits by Tomato Blues 

Let's Cook Greens by Tickling Palates

Gimme Green by Chef Al Dente

Serve it Stir fried by Krithi's Kitchen 




  1. Charu, ye kya yaad dila diya yaar!!
    They are looking so perfectly steamed and then tempered...please pass on the plate here... :)

    1. hehehe sure anjali...cum to london sumtime :)

  2. Wow! This is very new to me but sounds gr8!! Thanks a lot for sharing this on my space :)

    Chef Al dente On going event: Gimme GREEN!

  3. Very perfectly done,snack!!
    Please contribute your entries (old or new )EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

    Erivum Puliyum

  4. What an idea Charuji!awesome....

  5. never tasted muthiya, i love that it is steamed how healthy! gonna make them sometime :)

    1. i also had it for the first time :)do try them ..lovely snack!!!

  6. snack looks so crispy n yummy...bookmarked.....

  7. Yummy n crispy looking snack.

  8. wow!!looks delicious...Thanks for sharing with Hot & Spicy treats...

  9. Healthy and so yummy! Love your new look....

  10. Absolutely marvellous,yummyand tempting snack.

  11. i ve been wanting to make this for sometime now.. lovely muthiya and do you mind using the logo of the event dear? Thank you