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Dudhi Muthiya Or Kofta (Bottle Gourd Balls) - Gujarati

Ingredients
  Bottle gourd 1 Small, shredded (about 1 cup of shredded, squeezed gourd)
  Jowar flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Gram flour 3 Tablespoon
  Corn flour 5 Tablespoon (4-5)
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 7 Tablespoon, divided (5 to 6 tablespoons while mixing the dough and 1 tablespoon to be drizzled while cooking)
For frying
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a bottle gourd, wash it well, pat it dry and peel it.
2. Using a shredder, shred the peeled bottle gourd into a bowl.
3. Take handfuls of the shredded bottle gourd and squeeze out all the water from it and set aside.Repeat and squeeze out water from all the shredded gourd.

MAKING
4. Take a mixing bowl, add the jowar flour, gram flour, corn flour, cumin powder, turmeric powder, sugar, salt and coriander powder. Mix all these dry ingredients well.
5. Then add the green chili paste, ginger and garlic paste. Also add the shredded bottle gourd (all liquid squeezed out well).
6. Add about 5 to 6 tablespoons of oil into the mixture and combine well using your hands, till the consistency is like that of a kneaded dough. Roll dough into small balls.
7. Heat oil in a pan, and half fry the muthiyas in small batches till slightly brownish in color. Drain into another frying pan.
8. Place the pan with the half fried muthiyas in a stove heated at very low temperature, drizzled with some oil.
9. If possible arrange them in a single layer. Cover and let it cook slowly in the steam produced inside the covered pan. Stir occasionally till done.

SERVING
10. Serve warm as it is, or use in cooking other Indian dishes.

TIPS
No water is required while combining the mixture, as the bottle gourd releases moisture.

Things You Will Need
1. Shredder

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
Gujarati
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Subtitle: 
Gujarati Bottle Gourd Snacks
To all those who enjoy eating Gujarati snacks will enjoy this snack. The muthiya can be stored for a week. Chef Bhavna explains the recipe in detail, so do watch the video for the recipe of the tasty snack.

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