Methi muthia recipe

Methi muthia recipe – a Gujarati breakfast or snack made from fenugreek leaves, whole wheat flour, besan and few spices.

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There are two methods of making it: 1) fried version 2) steamed version.

We usually prepare the steamed one for snacking purpose. While fried one to use into dishes like undhiyu and shaak.

Here I have doubled the recipe just because I am making two versions. But below mentioned quantity will give you 2 serving (2 logs) of steamed muthia OR 18-20 small fried muthia.

Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe

To make it Jain recipe, Please skip the ginger.

During winter I often use methi leaves in our diet. Hence you will find many methi leaves recipes here.

I do like to use more methi leaves in proportion to atta and besan which gives nice dominating methi flavor. But you can adjust as per your liking. Here in USA, we don’t get that bitter methi, so always end up adding little extra.

Check out other muthia recipes
dudhi muthia  //  palak-methi muthia  //  Oats muthia.


How to make methi muthia recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First wash the methi leaves very well. I have kept them in cold water for 15 minutes, so all the dirt will settle down at the bottom, then I took leaves, squeeze extra water gently using hand and chop them.
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2) Take atta, besan, salt, sugar, turmeric, chili powder with ginger paste and green chilies in a bowl. Mix it.
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3) Add 3 tablespoons of oil. Rub it into flour with finger tips.
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4) Then add washed, chopped fenugreek leaves and lemon juice.
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5) Again mix it with hands.
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6) Start making dough by adding little water at a time. Sometimes you might not need any water to make dough.
Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe


Make steamed methi muthia:


7) Take 1-2 inches of water into the steamer and let the water come to a simmer. Meanwhile grease the tray and also your hands. Divide the dough into 2 parts and make two rolls of 1 inch diameter.
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8) Arrange them on greased tray.
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9) Steam it for 17-20 minutes. Check by inserting a knife or toothpick, if it comes out clean then it is done. Cooking time may very depending on the thickness of your roll.
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10) Remove it to another plate and let it cool for 5 minutes. Then make thin slices.
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11) Heat the oil for tempering. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop.
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12) Then add sesame seeds, let them pop. Now add hing.
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13) Immediately add sliced muthia. And sauté for few minutes and let it brown and crisp up a little bit. Do turn them to get even crispness from both sides.
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Make fried methi muthia:


1) Grease your hand with little oil and make small sized dumplings.
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2) Heat the oil to deep or shallow fry and meanwhile it is getting ready, shape all the muthias same way. While shaping them it starts to stick to your hand then wash hands, again grease and shape.
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3) Now oil is hot, fry the muthias.
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4) Keep moving them around for even browning. Fry till they are crisp and golden brown from all sides.
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5) Then drain the extra oil using slotted spatula.
Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe

6) Remove it to the paper towel lined plate and serve hot.
Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe

So which one do you prefer? Fried or steamed? Take your pick, make in your kitchen and let me know how you liked it.

Serving suggestion: Serve them as a snack or breakfast with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It can be served with a side of mango chunda or green chutney, ketchup. Fried muthia are also used in making undhiyu and different curries.

Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe

Methi Muthia Recipe | Steamed methi muthia | Fried Muthia recipe
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Methi muthia recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For methi muthia recipe:

  • 2 ½ leaves Fenugreek leaves (Methi leaves) plucked, measured then washed
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • ½ cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 2 Green chilies chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Water or more or less

For tempering steamed version:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • a pinch Hing (Asafoetida)

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. First wash the methi leaves very well.
  2. I have kept them in cold water for 15 minutes, so all the dirt will settle down at the bottom, then I took leaves, squeeze extra water gently using hand.
  3. Chop them and keep it aside.

Making methi muthia recipe:

  1. Take atta, besan, salt, sugar, turmeric, chili powder with ginger paste and green chilies in a bowl. Mix it.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of oil. Rub it into flour with fingertips.
  3. Then add washed fenugreek leaves and lemon juice.
  4. Again mix it with hands.
  5. Start making dough by adding little water at a time. Sometimes you might not need any water to make dough.

Make Steamed Muthia:

  1. Take 1-2 inches of water into the steamer and let the water come to a simmer. Meanwhile grease the tray and also your hands. Divide the dough into 2 parts and make two rolls of 1 inch diameter.
  2. Arrange them on greased tray.
  3. Steam it for 17-20 minutes. Check by inserting a knife or toothpick, if it comes out clean then it is done.
  4. Remove it to another plate and let it cool for 5 minutes. Then make thin slices.
  5. Heat the oil for tempering. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop.
  6. Then add sesame seeds, let them pop, add hing.
  7. Immediately add sliced muthia. And sauté for few minutes and let it brown a little bit.

Make Fried Muthia:

  1. Grease your hand with little oil and make small sized muthias like this.
  2. Heat the oil to deep or shallow fry and meanwhile it is getting ready, shape all the muthias same way.
  3. Now oil is hot, fry them.
  4. Keep moving them around for even browning. Fry till they are crisp and golden brown from all sides.
  5. Then drain the extra oil using slotted spatula.
  6. Remove it to the paper towel lined plate and serve hot.

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