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Zucchini Muthia – Squash dumplings

Zucchini is perfect for muthia because it belongs to the same family as bottle gourd.Steamed and light,yet super tasty.Hence, it gives us almost the similar consistency.

For muthia

2 cups grated zucchini
¼ cup grated Onion
1¼ cup Wholewheat flour
¾ cup Besan or chickpea flour

½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1.5 teaspoon Ginger paste
3 teaspoon Oil
Salt as per taste.
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
For Tempering
2 tablespoon Oil
3-4 green chillies
1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
few sprigs of curry leaves
coriander for garnish

Grate onion and zucchini and keep it aside.
Squeeze out water from zucchini and onion.
Mix all ingredients for the muthia without any water.
Mix it into soft dough.
Prepare a steamer and boil 2 cups of water.
Grease some oil on steamer tray holes.
Apply some oil on your palms and divide dough in equal portions.
Shape approximately 5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
Arrange on grease tray and steam it for 20-22 minutes.
Insert a toothpick in the dough and see if it comes out clean.
Let it cool for 5 minutes and cut into small pieces.

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
Add all tempering ingredients and let the mustard seeds splutter.
Then add muthia pieces and stir gently.
Sauté it until it evenly browns and gets crispy texture.
Serve hot.

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