This is mostly prepared for snacking. It tastes too good with a cup of hot tea. It goes well with your choice of chutney. This traditional Gujarati snack can be steamed or fried depending on your taste or dietary preference; the steamed muthiyas are good for health while the fried ones for the soul!

Ingredients of Methi Muthia 

    • 2 cups Methi Leaves
    • 1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
    • Salt , to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder 
    • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida 
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder 
    • 1 teaspoon Ajwain 
    • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds 
    • 2 teaspoon Oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
    • 2 tablespoon Oil
    • 2 teaspoon Fennel seeds
    • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds 
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds 
    • Oil , for deep frying

How to Make Methi Muthia 

  1. Firstly add all the ingredients under ‘Muthiya dough’ in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add some water and mix till everything just comes together.
  3. Pinch small lime sized balls from the dough.

For Fried Muthiyas:

  1. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the dumplings on medium heat till they turn golden brown in colour.
  2. Drain them and serve them hot.

For Steamed Muthiyas:

  1. Lightly oil a steaming bowl and steam the Dumplings for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the mustards seeds and once they crackle add the cumin and fennel seeds.
  3. Add the steamed dumplings and fry till they turn a light golden colour.


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