Thursday, 25 October 2012

Steamed Methi(Fenugreek/Ulawa) Muthiya or dumplings

                                                   Steamed Methi Muthiya (Dumplings)

While watching one of the shows of Sanjeev Kapoor, I got introduced to this delicious and healthy snacks called "Methi Muthiya". Although initially the name sounded funny to me but later on I came to know that its a famous Gujarati dish and the curiosity to know more about it landed me on Google and to my surprise there were so many versions of this wholesome dish. The preparation method of most of them were having it fried but I preferred the steamed version in my kitchen and believe me everyone who was served this dish loved it.

Although typical methi muthiya's are prepared only with fenugreek, but I used few Spinach and salad leaves as well as they were lying my fridge since 2-3 days. You can omit using these two and prepare muthiya's just with Methi/Fenugreek.

The steamed one is very much a low caloried delight for the tongue and I am sure you would enjoy preparing and having it the way I do.


Serves : 3-4

Ingredients                                                                       Quantity                                          
Fresh Fenugreek leaves                                                       : 1 cup
Fresh Spinach leaves(chopped)                                         :  1/2 cup
Fresh salad leaves(chopped)                                              :  1/2
Whole wheat flour (Godambh podhi/gehun ka atta) :1cup
Bengal gram (chickpea flour/Besan)                               : 3-4 tsp
Chilli powder                                                                         : 1tsp
Coriander powder                                                              : 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder                                                                    : 1/2 tsp
Curd                                                                                         : 2 tbsp
Sugar                                                                                     : 1tsp
Oil                                                                                            : 1tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
Oil                                                                                          : 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds                                                                   : 1/2 tsp
Dessicated coconut                                                         : 2-3 tbsp
Sesame seeds                                                                      :1 tsp
Curry leaves                                                                        : a few                                     

Preparation method:                                                                                                            

  • Clean Methi/Fenugreek leaves and chop it into medium parts but not very fine . 
  •  In a pan, add Methi leaves, chopped Spinach and Salad leaves, sugar and a pinch of salt and mix well with you hand. 
  •  Now add wheat flour,chickpea flour,oil, chilli powder ,curd, coriander powder, cumin powder and the required amount of salt and bind them together to form a thick dough.If needed add some water. The consistency of dough should be such that, you should able to make small balls of stick with it being stuck on your hands. 
  • Keep aside for 5-10 mins. 
  • Grease your palm with water and make small balls and slightly press it at the centre with the your right hand .It should look like the one in the picture (or like vada.). You can give any shape to it. 
  • Arrange all the muthiya in an idli pan and steam it for 10-15 mins. 

  • Let it cool and remove them from the pan. 
  • Next heat oil in a wok/kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add sesame seeds,curry leaves and add coconut and mix well , put all these muthiya's into the kadai and saute for 2-3 mins on low flame, well. Remove from the stove. 

  • Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve with cocunut and coriander chutney or with tomato suace.

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1 comment:

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