Steamed Carrot Dumplings

Steamed Carrot Dumplings

Published February 7, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 10 min


These steamed dumplings are inspired from a traditional Gujarati snack called Muthia, which uses three kinds of flours and a variety of spices. We are reducing the cooking time here by using a microwave steamer. Bottle gourd and cabbage can be used instead of carrots.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4-6 bite sized dumplings
Calories per serving: 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 34.1g 11%
Protein 10.6g 15%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cups grated carrots, drained
  • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Step by Step:

  1. Sift the flours and spices together so no lumps remain. Add the grated carrots, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, baking soda, lemon juice, and about 1/4 cup water to make soft dough. Grease your hands and divide the mixture into four portions, shaping each into a cylindrical roll.
  2. Grease the microwave steamer and cook on HI for 3 minutes. Let the dumplings rest for 2-3 minutes before opening the steamer. Chop them into bite sized pieces and set aside.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the leftover olive oil and add the mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds stop spluttering, add the chopped dumplings and cook them until they are slightly brown around the edges.
  4. Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.