Muthia/steamed dumplings/ How to make lauki muthia

Steamed food is best to consume as it’s healthy this recipe is a complete steamed one full with nutrition. Loved by all in the house young to old.Muthia is called fist in hindi,so basically people in old days used their fist for the shape,so the name muthia

Muthia are all favourite in our house,as it’s good for heart patients also and mother in law is one

Let’s check out the recipe


1 cup grated lauki/bottle gourd/doodhi

1/2 cup grated or finely chopped cabbage (I have used food processor here)

1 cup grated carrots (optional)

1 cup wheat flour

1 cup besan

1/2 cup rice flour

5 to 6 green chilies

1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

1/2 tablespoon haldi (turmeric powder)

1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder

2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice (or amchur powder)

2 tablespoon oil

Salt as per taste

2 tablespoons sugar or as per

For tempering

1/2 tablespoon rai (mustard seed)

1/2 tablespoon white til (sesame)


Take a large bowl,now mix all the ingredients given above with the oil add water if required as lauki itself has high water content .And its enough to bind the dough

knead a soft dough

Let it rest for 10 minutes

Meanwhile take the steamer pour water

Grease the plate with oil

Roll down the dough into cylinder shape

And keep on the plates and close the lid

Steam them for 30 minutes

Remove and let it cool down

Cut into pieces

Take a frypan heat oil add mustard seed and sesame let it splatter

Pour the tempering on the muthia

Serve with chutney

I have deep-fried some muthias as kids love them fried

You can also fry as one wishes to have

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