Cook's Hideout: Methi Muthiya (Gujarati Fried Dumplings)

April 18, 2016

Methi Muthiya (Gujarati Fried Dumplings)

There are 2 ways of making Muthiyas -- steamed and shallow fried or deep fried. I have tried the steamed version with this Lauki Muthiyas. But for the Oondhiyu meal I followed Tarla Dalal's recipe for deep fried Methi muthiyas.
Gujarati Fried Dumplings

They are almost like our pakodas except that they are loaded with methi leaves with just a little besan (chickpea flour) and atta (wholewheat flour) for binding. They add texture and flavor to the Oondhiyu. I might have popped in a couple of the muthiyas in the name of quality testing before adding them to the final dish. So even if you are not making oondhiyu, these will make a great snack too.
Recipe from Tarla

Methi Muthiya
  • 1½cups Fenugreek leaves, finely chopped
  • ½cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • 2bsp Wholewheat flour
  • 2tbsp Oil
  • ¼tsp Turmeric
  • 1tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • ½" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • To taste Salt
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients along with little water and mix well to make a smooth mixture.
  2. Divide the dough into 10~12 equal portions and shape each portion into an oval shape by rolling between the palms and fingers.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the muthiyas on medium flame till they turn golden brown all over.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Serve with green chutney and ketchup or add them to oondhiyu.
Gujarati Fried Dumplings

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  1. Haha, even I popped muthiya in the name of taste testing, when I made oondhiyu It makes a great snack by itself.

  2. Fried methi muthia looks absolutely delicious.

  3. You can evenstore these muthias for a long time , use them as a snack or make a dumpling curry without going through the labour of complete muthiya . Very well made .

  4. Wow those muthiyas have turned out so well the texture and colour..I love muthiya and though have made these only couple of times, I still remember the taste..

  5. I have only made the fried version so far and they make a great snack. Lovely clicks.

  6. looks so well done ! i prefer the steamed version, altho the deep fried ones are equally delicious.. like vaishali said, these taste great in a curry too :) even kadhi actually


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