Lauki (or bottle gourd) has gained a mixed fan-base across the country. While some find it boring, others enjoy the refreshing taste and cooling effect of the vegetable. You like it or not, it holds a permanent spot in every Indian kitchen. Lauki is loaded with several essential nutrients that have myriads of positive effects on our overall health. Widely available in India, this vegetable from the gourd family has high water content and replenish the lost energy in our body. It is also a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may help promote better digestion and metabolism. Moreover, lauki makes for a popular choice among dieters who are trying to shed some extra kilos (courtesy: the low calorie content).
Lauki is generally consumed in form of juice or sabzi. And the ones who find it bland try to experiment with the vegetable to make it palatable. Few such popular experimental lauki-based recipes are halwa, kheer, tikki etc.
We found another such lauki-based dish that can strike the right balance between health and taste in your diet. It's called lauki muthia or doodhi muthia. This recipe has been shared by vlogger Alpa Modi on her YouTube channel 'Something's Cooking With Alpa'. Let's take a look!
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Muthia is basically a traditional Guajarati snack that comprises dumplings made of gram flour and methi leaves. Muthia can be either steamed or deep-fried.
In this particular recipe, methi is replaced by lauki. Here, lauki is grated and mixed with sooji, atta, gram flour and pool of spices to form soft dough. It is then set on a plate and steamed for hardly five minutes. Once the muthias are steamed, you have to cut it into square pieces and fry them in some oil till both the sides turn golden brown in colour.
This Gujarati-style crispy lauki muthia can be an ideal chai-time partner for you to satiate your evening hunger pangs.
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