Zucchini na Muthia
Serves: 2-3
Recipe source: Mom
  • For Muthia preparation:
  • 2 Cups grated Zucchini or Bottle guard (doodhi)
  • 1 Cup Bhakri flour (available in any Indian store) or whole wheat flour/atta
  • ½ Cup coarse Semolina/Sooji
  • ¼ Cup Chick Pea flour
  • ⅛ tsp Baking soda
  • Paste of 2-3 Green chilies + 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Jaggery or Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Yogurt (or soy yogurt )
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup left over cooked rice or Khichadi (optional but recommended. it will add more softness to muthia)
  • 1 tsp Red chili pwd
  • ½ tsp Turmeric pwd
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala pwd
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning/ Tadka:
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp white Sesame seeds
  • few Curry leaves
  • a pinch of Hing
  • ½ tsp Red chili pwd
  • A little pinch of Turmeric pwd
  • a half tsp of Sugar(optional)
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish
  1. Mix bhakri flour, semolina, chick pea flour and baking soda in large deep bowl. Add grated doodhi or zucchini, green chili-garlic paste, oil, yogurt, jaggery and all spices. Mix it well. Do not add any water please. The doodhi/ zucchini will ooze out the water itself.
  2. Now, keep a bowl of water aside. Dampen your hands and roll out the dough into cylindrical shape about 5" x 1". You will have at least 6-7 rolls. Place rolls in greased plate in which you are going to steam. I used my 5 liters pressure cooker (without weight). Any deep vessel should work fine. Steam them for 15 mins or inserted a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Let them cooled down completely. Cut them in bite size and keep aside. I usually prepare it in afternoon for dinner. You would need a very little oil for tadka if you let your muthia cooled down completely. -- This is my Mom's wonderful tips and I follow the same. If you have a free time on hand, prepare this muthia ahead.
  4. Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter and add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and hing. Add the sliced muthia. Add all the spices and sugar (optional). Mix it well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  5. Enjoy with hot cuppa. :)
Bhakhri flour is nothing but the coarse variety of whole wheat flour. It is high in protein and has more nutritious than fine flour. Being made from cereals, it is high in protein and fiber but at the same time very easy to digest.
Recipe by Seven Spice at http://www.7spice.net/breakfast/zucchini-na-muthia-gujarati-muthia-muthiya-recipe/