Nutritional Facts of Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Doodhi Muthia have?

One  Doodhi Muthia (15 grams)  gives 19 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 13 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 4 calories.  One  serving of Doodhi Muthia provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Doodhi Muthia recipe makes 45 muhtiya with each muthiya weighing 15 grams. 

19 calories for 1 Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe), Made from doodhi, onions, wheat flour, rava, besan and oil.  Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 3.2g, Protein 0.6g, Fat 0.5g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid. 

See Doodhi Muthia recipe | Gujarati doodhi muthia | dudhi na muthia | steamed lauki muthia | with 25 amazing images.

doodhi muthiya is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious dudhi na muthia. 

Ingredients like ginger, green chillies and coriander give the Gujarati doodhi muthia a zesty flavour while a traditional tempering of mustard and sesame seeds gives it an appetizing aroma and awesome crunch. Enjoy the doodhi muthiya right off the steamer.

I would like to suggest some tips to make the perfect doodhi muthiya. 1. Then add grated and squeezed onions to doodhi, but this is optional, if you wish skip the onions. Grated cabbage, carrot are some other vegetables you can use. 2. Add the cumin seeds. These tiny seeds will enhance the taste of the muthias. 3. Then add sugar to the dough. Along with lemon juice the muthias will have a sweet and sour flavour for which the Gujarati cuisine is known for. 4. Then soda-bi-carb also known as baking soda. It aids in making the Gujarati doodhi muthia soft. 5. Add some water if needed and mix to form a soft dough.Traditional recipe does not use water and uses the water from the vegetables to form the dough for dudhi na muthia.

Is Doodhi Muthia healthy?

Yes this is healthy. Made from doodhi, onions, wheat flour,  little rava (optional), besan and oil. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Doodhi (bottle gourd, lauki) : With extremely low levels of sodium, this doodhi is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body. It helps prevent acidity and good for diabetics. See the 10 benefits of bottlegourd article for complete information. 

Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

Whole Wheat flour (gehun ka atta)  : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bonesVitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

What's the problem?

Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Doodhi Muthia?

Yes. Rava is optional to add in the recipe so skip it or add very little. Consider using olive oil  instead of processed seed oils for a healthier diet.

Some other healthy recipes.

You can have Baked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa

Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa

Can healthy individuals have Doodhi Muthia?

Yes, you can have it.

Doodhi Muthia is good for

1. Healthy Lifestyle

2. Weight Gain

3. Diabetic Snacks

4. Healthy Heart Snacks

5. Pregnancy snacks

6. Kids snacks

Doodhi Muthia is high in

1. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

3. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

4. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

5. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

6. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 248 calories that come from one serving of Doodhi Muthia?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 14 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 25 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 33 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 43 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per piece% Daily Values
Energy19 cal1%
Protein0.6 g1%
Carbohydrates3.2 g1%
Fiber0.5 g2%
Fat0.5 g1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A14.1 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.8 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3.7 mcg2%
Calcium3.6 mg1%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium5.6 mg2%
Phosphorus11.6 mg2%
Sodium1.6 mg0%
Potassium20.2 mg0%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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