Cabbage and Carrot Muthia/Cabbage and Carrot Steamed Dumplings

Muthiya in Steamer

Muthia is a type of steamed Indian dumpling made with different flours and vegetables.

It is a popular, versatile and healthy Gujarati dish which can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, as a side dish or a light snack.

so what kind of muthiya did you cook today

A simple recipe of cabbage and carrot muthia with a slight twist.


1 cup muthiya no lot/muthiya atta/muthiya flour/a combination of wheat and chickpea flours with some semolina

1 cup grated cabbage and carrot

1 spoonful (or according to taste) minced ginger and green chillies

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Handful of quick cooking oats (optional)

Half cup ragi flour (optional)

Salt to taste

Pinch of bicarbonate of soda (Eno)


  1. Mix all the ingredients. Do not add water.
  2. Roll into oval shaped dumplings. Make sure the dumplings are not hard; shape them with a gentle hand.
  3. Put them in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
  4. Dish them out, drizzle some oil (preferably sesame) and serve piping hot with some chutney or pickle.

Muthiya with green chutney

oats and ragi flour are optional

you can add any vegetables of your choice (like gourd, spinach, fenugreek)


When you place the muthia in a steamer, put something at the base so that the steam doesn’t make them go soggy. I had placed some foil like this.

Muthiya in foil


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