Bottle Gourd Muthiya

Muthiya is a healthy Gujarati snack typically made using a combination of flours and fenugreek leaves. Chef Gautam Mehrishi gives a flavourful twist to this snack using bottle gourd.
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Serves

3-4

Cooking Time

05-7 Min

Meal Type

savoury

Preparation Time

5 Min

Difficulty

Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • For muthiya
  • ½ bottle gourd
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sooji (semolina) roasted
  • 1 tsp daliya
  • 1 to 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 - 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 banana leaf
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt
  • For accompaniment
  • 3 - 4 green chillies
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp clarified butter
  • salt

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    In a bowl grate the bottle gourd into fine small slices.
  2. 2

    Add dry mango powder a pinch of sugar, some roasted sooji, grounded daliya, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sesame seeds and curd.
  3. 3

    Mix them well.
  4. 4

    Make this mixture into small shapes.
  5. 5

    Place a banana leaf inside the steamer and brush a little oil on top of the leaf.
  6. 6

    Place the small shapes on the banana leaf and steam them for some time.
  7. 7

    To make the accompaniment, take a few slit green chillies in a bowl.
  8. 8

    Add a little sugar turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, salt, sesame seeds and clarified butter.
  9. 9

    Mix these well and then keep these chillies too in the steamer.
  10. 10

    While the steaming process goes on, heat clarified butter in a pan.
  11. 11

    Add mustard seeds red chilli powder and curry leaves.
  12. 12

    Stir gently.
  13. 13

    When the muthiya and chillies are cooked, transfer them to a serving dish.
  14. 14

    Sprinkle the tempered curry leaves mix on top and garnish it with curd.
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