Methi Muthia (steamed)



Steamed methi muthia is a non friedGujarati snack which is very delicious and healthy to eat. Muthia basically means Fist which is an action where fingers of hand are bend towards palmand are tightly held.There are 2 types of muthias, one is deep fried and another is steamed version.This is generally prepared as tea time snack.

INGREDIENTS:
2.5 cups  fresh methi / fenugreek leaves 
3/4 cup besan/ gram flour
1/4 cup wheat flour / gehun ka atta
2 tblsp rice flour / chaval ka atta
2 green chillies grated
2 inch long ginger grated
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr/ haldi
1 tsp red chilli pdr
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp  jeera/ cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tblsp oil
1/4 tsp cooking soda
water as needed

FOR THE TEMPERING:
2 tblsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp white sesame seeds / til
A pinch of hing/ asafoetida
1 sprig of curry leaves

PROCEDURE:

  • Put besan, rice flour and wheat flour in a bowl
  • Add salt ,sugar, haldi,red chilli powder,cumin seeds, cookingsoda,into it and mix well
  • Now add grated ginger, green chillies, oil into the mixture and mix everything well
  • Now add water to knead the dough(around 3 tblsp)
  • Add cleaned , washed and chopped methi leaves and knead the dough using your hand
  • Knead it to form a soft dough. Rub oil in your hand and roll the dough to make equal sized rolls
  • Steam the rolls in the steamer on medium heat for 15 mins or till the rolls are cooked
  • Once they are cookedtake them out from the steamer and allow them to cool down completely
  • Cut them into 1/2 inch slices .
  • Heat 2 tblsp oil in a pan , put mustard, hing and saute for a second on medium heat
  • Add white sesame seeds , curry leaves and fry for a minute
  • Now put the sliced muthia rolls into i tand toast them on a medium flame
  • Toast them both the sides evenly, such that a light brown crust is formed on the surface of the muthia rolls
  • Methi muthias are ready to serve. Serve them hot with any chutney of your choice.


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