How to make Muthia -

This traditional Gujarati snack is a must try. Add to the fact that it's steamed and not fried, it makes for a great healthy tea time snack!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Sorghum (jowar) flour

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters


Muthia

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Muthia Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Sorghum (jowar) flour 1/4 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander-cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Bottle gourd grated 1/2 cup

  • Baking soda 1 pinch

  • Sugar 1 pinch

  • Oil 2 tablespo to grease

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Green chutney to serve

  • Tempering

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • White sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-14

  • Dried red chillies broken 1-2

  • Fresh coriadner leaves chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat sufficient water in the lower section of a steamer.

Step 2

Take whole wheat flour, sorghum flour and gram flour in a large bowl, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander-cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, spring onion greens, bottle gourd, baking soda, sugar and oil.

Step 3

Add yogurt and mix well. Add a little water and knead into semi-stiff dough. Grease your hands with oil, divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into cylinders.

Step 4

Place them in the perforated plate, cover and steam for 15-20 minutes or till completely done.

Step 5

Remove from heat and let them cool slightly. Cut them into small pieces.

Step 6

For tempering, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, red chillies and muthia slices and toss till lightly browned and crisp on both sides. Add coriander leaves and toss again.

Step 7

Transfer them into serving platter and serve hot with green chutney.

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