Doodhi Muthia

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A steamed savoury made with doodhi (white pumpkin), 3 kinds of flours and fresh spices.

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Preparation Time: 10 to 15 min.   Cooking Time :     Serves 4 to 6.
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For the muthias

  1. Strain the liquid out of the grated pumpkin and onion, keeping the liquid aside to use if requirted to knead the dough.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the muthias in a bowl and knead into a very soft dough adding the strained vegetable liquid if required.
  3. Using oiled palms, divide the mixture into 4 parts and roll out into cylindrical rolls approximately 200 mm. (8") long and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
  4. Place 2 cylindrical rolls in a greased shallow glass dish and cover with a lid.
  5. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Allow it to stand for 1 minute.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 2 more rolls.
  7. Cool and slice into 20 mm. (3/4") pieces and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. To prepare the tempering, heat the oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. When the crackle, add the asafoetida.
  2. Add the sliced muthias, toss well and stir over a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Garnish with the coriander and coconut.
  4. Serve hot with green chutney.

    1. To check if the muthias are done, inserta toothpick in the centre. If it comes out clean, the muthias are cooked.
    2. VARIATION : You can use cabbage or fenugreek leaves instead of pumpkin.

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     on 27 Jul 11 10:24 AM

    liked it..n enjoyed the microwave cooking..was wondering if there is any curry that goes with it.
     on 04 Feb 11 06:57 PM

    a very tasty and healthy snack...and easy to prepare