Sunday 27 December 2009

Muthia dhokla

Muthia Dhokla is a Gujarati breakfast  snack that is a type of steamed dumplings. They can be eaten steamed or cooled and stir fried. They are served for breakfast or a snack usually with masala chai and green coriander chutney

Yield: Serves 4
Muthia dhokla-A variation in gujarati dhokla . A combination of wheat, bajra and chick pea flour( besan)mixed with courgettes and fresh fenugreek( methi)steamed. Seasoned with ginger ,spices and chillies served sauted with a tadka . The perfect tea time snack
Prep time: 20 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 50 M


  • 240 g  wheat flour
  • 60 g  Chickpea fllour (besan flour)
  • 60 g millet flour(bajra flour)
  • 30 g fresh chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
  • 2 medium courgettes grated with skin **See notes
  • 1 teaspoon ginger puree
  • 4 green chillies finely minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon eno salts or bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
For tadka (tempering):
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies


  1. Add wheat flour, besan and bajra flour to grated courgettes.
  2. Add the ginger, chillies,salt,turmeric and chilli powder oil and eno salts and oil.
  3. Make a dough using 1-2 tablespoons water.
  4. Form small 2 inch sausage shapes (muthia shapes) and place in steamer .
  5. Steam for 30 minutes and allow to cool
  6. When cool slice the muthia into 1 cm rounds.
  7. Heat the oil for tadka in a wok, when hot add the mustard seeds, red chilli and the sesame seeds.
  8. Add the sliced muthia and stir fry till slightly crispy and takes colours.
  9. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander.


Instead of courgettes you can add grated carrots or finely shredded cabbage or bottle gourd also known as dudhi. You can add a mixture of all these vegetables
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There are also many other types of dhokla that are served for breakfast or snacks in Gujarati cuisine such as these Semolina dhoklas and there spinach dhoklas,


  1. Thanx for visiting my blog,i think i am first time here...Never tasted this dhokla,totally different,sounds yum and thanx for sharing...

  2. Looks so delicious. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments, please do participate in our home remedies event.

  3. Never heard of this type of dhokla,surely sounds interesting...perfect with a cup of tea...

  4. This dhokla is new to me, though I love the Gujarathi Dhokla..looks delicious :-)

  5. [B]I just wanna say!

    What a delicious job by you and your writings! LOLs

    Rohit Rajpal

  6. What is Muthia? Achha hai ki pyaaz bhi nahi hain. :D


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