AAL KE GATTE- Bottle Gourd Dumplings

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This recipe is known as muthia in Gujrat and in Rajasthan it is known as Aal Ke Gatte. Bottle Gourd is known as Aal in Rajasthan. My husband named it rajasthani manchurian. whats there in the name as long as it is yummy.



For Dough

  • 2 cup grated bottle guard
  • 4 tablespoons whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
  • 2 tablespoons Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tablespoons semolina (rawa)
  • 1/3 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda-bi-carbonate
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 2 green chilly fine chopped
  • salt to taste



  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small capsicum chopped /2 big green chilly
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • coriander for garnishing
  • ghee or oil for tempering
  • salt to taste


  • Squeeze the water out from bottle guard.
  • Mix all the ingredients to make a dough.
  • Apply little oil to hand and make cylindrical rolls.


  • Take some water in the pan, bring it to boiling point and immerse these rolls(gatte) in boiling water and boil for 10 minutes or steam them.


  • Cut the rolls into small pieces & keep aside.
  • Take little ghee or oil in the pan and heat it; add mustard seeds, When they start to crackle add ginger,garlic,onion .Fry it till it gets slight brown.
  • Add capsicum fry it for 2 min ,add tomato,fry one min add the small pieces of rolls. mix them well.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

To check whether the rolls are properly boiled or steamed, cut the roll if you see net like formation it is ready.

this is my entry to pooja's VoW-bottle gourd

Comments (3)

yupe, we make muthia the same way .
dish looks so yummy that i want to grab some now :D.
thank you for sharing this nice traditional dish manisha. stay tuned..

thanks Pooja.

hey manisha, I tried to make this just now. when I immersed gatte in boiling water they just dissolved. what I might have done wrong??