Methi Muthia - Steamed

For Day 3 Week 1 of BM #50, here is a classic Gujarati snack which is healthy and tasty at the same time.

It has been in my to-do list for a long time now and I was able to make it for a potluck party. I felt it was a perfect balance of all the flavors. Some might want to add in a little spinach as well to balance the bitter taste of the methi leaves.

Recipe adapted from here
Ingredients - 

Methi leaves, finely chopped 1 cup
Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Chickpea Flour / Besan 1/2 cup
Ginger, grated 1/2 tsp
Green Chili paste 1/2 tsp
Salt, Sugar, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric as needed
Lemon Juice 2 tsp
Cooking oil 3 Tbsp (divided use)
Seasoning (Cooking Oil 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Sesame Seeds 1 tsp, Asafoetida 2 pinches)

Methi Muthia - Steamed
* I used frozen and thawed methi leaves

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the wheat flour, besan, ginger, green chili, salt, sugar, red chili powder, garam masala turmeric.

Rub in a tablespoon of oil into the mixture. Add in the methi leaves and mix well. Squeeze in some lime/lemon juice as well.

Adding as little water as needed, knead into a stiff dough.

Divide the dough into two portions and roll each portion into a 1 inch diameter log.

Place them in a steamer and steam for about 17-20 min.

Remove and allow them to cool for a few minutes.

Then slice them into 1 cm thick circles and shallow fry them in a tablespoon of oil until they are golden brown and crispy.

Meanwhile prepare the seasoning of mustard seeds, sesame seeds and asafoetida and pour it on the shallow fried muthia.

Serve warm with any chutney of your choice or enjoy as is!

Preparation Time 10 min + steaming time 20 min + shallow frying 10 min + Cooling time 10 min  
Makes approx 20-25  1-inch discs.


  1. A very popular snack at my house.

  2. Priya Says:
  3. muthias look really delicious..want to dig in some

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Oh this has been on my list to do..very nicely done..

  6. Sarita Says:
  7. Muthias look great! Nice pics.

  8. annuswamy Says:
  9. Looks like a perfect munchie for tea time! Will try it for sure!

  10. Padmajha Says:
  11. Perfectly made. Would love this with a cup of coffee....

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Such a healthy dish, i can finish that plate anytime.

  14. We make different versions of these muthias and all are a hit with the family. Your version sounds perfect.

  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. I have made only the fried version until now and had loved it. The steamed version is of course lot healthier.

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. Those muthias look just perfect. Yummy snack!!

  19. veena Says:
  20. Such a delicious snack!!!

  21. Kalyani Says:
  22. I have a similar version on my blog..thanks for reminding me to make these again :-) arent they sooo delicious and healthy ??

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