Steamed Zucchini Muthia-Squash dumplings

I make Steamed Zucchini Muthia-Squash dumplings frequently.It is easy to make yet very healthy.Probably one of the best way to use a steamer.

We use bottle gourd(louki) to make this snack in India.However, it is not so easily available outside the country .Actually,you can also make variety of muthia using different vegetables.Probably,you can mix and match and create your variety.

You may use methi, carrot and even cabbage.You may use any other vegetable you may fancy.

Zucchini is perfect for muthia because it belongs to the same family as bottle gourd.

Hence, it gives us almost the similar consistency.

Zucchini

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Steamed Zucchini Muthia-Squash dumplings
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Steamed Zucchini Muthia-Squash dumplings

Ingredients

  • For muthia
  • ½ cup Wholewheat flour
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup grated Onion
  • ½ cup Besan or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup Semolina or Sooji
  • 1 Tbsp Oats
    Spices
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Green chilies chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger paste
  • 10 sprigs Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as per taste.
    For Tempering
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Grate onion and zucchini and keep it aside.
  2. Mix wheat flour, besan, semolina and oats in a bowl.
  3. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and baking soda.
  4. Mix in cumin,fennel, salt and sugar.
  5. Add ginger paste,chilies,cilantro, lemon juice and oil.
  6. Squeeze out water from zucchini and onion.
  7. Add it to bowl and mix.
  8. Knead it into soft dough.
  9. Prepare a steamer and boil 1/4th cup of water.
  10. Grease some oil on steamer tray holes.
  11. Apply some oil on your palms and divide dough in equal portions.
  12. Shape approximately 5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
  13. Arrange on grease tray and steam it for 20-22 minutes.
  14. Insert a toothpick in the dough and see if it comes out clean.
  15. Let it cool for 5 minutes and cut into half inch slices.
    Tempering
  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium.
  2. Once hot, add mustard,sesame seeds and let them splutter.
  3. Then add sliced muthia and stir gently.
  4. Sauté it until it evenly browns and gets crispy texture.
  5. Serve hot.
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