27 January 2015


Lauki nu Muthia is a Gujarati Breakfast. Guilt free steamed snack perfect for tea time too. The much ignored doodhi / bottlegourd is made into a yummylicious savory dish. Can be served with some spicy mint / coriander chutney.

Prepared this dish for a Tamil channel "Pudhuyugam" for a cookery show "Konjam Soru Konjam Varalaaru" . It was great experience to face the camera and too cook.. bit of tedious job..  all neatly dressed and to cook with high led lights hitting you, with mike..live recording.. woww.. grt experience to cherish..finally my dish turned good!!

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins.
Serves: 3 people

What you need for Muthia:
Lauki / Bottlegourd - 1 cup, grated
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Rava / Sooji - 1/2 cup
Gram flour - 1/2 cup
Green chilli and Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, finely chopped

What you need for tempering:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
White Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Hing - gen pinch.
Salt as reqd
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp and coconut - 1 tbsp, grated

How to make:
In a bowl add all ingredients requires for the muthia into smooth paste by adding little bit of water.

Apply oil on the palms pinch small dough and roll them to be steamed. Grease a plate place the muthias and steam for 10 - 15 mins. 

Insert a tooth pick if it comes clean the muthias ar cooked. Cool them and cut into round discs.

Heat oil in a pan add mustard, cumin, hing and saute until it crackles, add salt, sesame, curry leaves toss well. 

Add muthias saute until they turn golden brown. Switch off the heat, drizzle lemon juice, fresh coriander and serve hot with green chutney.


  1. congrats for your tv show...this is a healthy dish

  2. The show was great. You did with ease. Plus u r extremely fast ! I cannot think of doing like you. well presented. Loved those savory , with green chutney :) super kalps you are rocking

  3. Wonderful Kalpana. Happy for you.

  4. Congrats!!! I missed the show...could you share the link ? Yummy recipe!

  5. Congrats on you tv show. You were really good. Lauki muthi looks very nice, I want to try this sometime.