Cook's Hideout: Palak Methi Nu Muthiya (Gujarati Steamed Spinach Dumplings)

April 23, 2016

Palak Methi Nu Muthiya (Gujarati Steamed Spinach Dumplings)

Here's a recipe for steamed Palak-Methi muthiyas. These are great as an evening snack or stirred into curries. Muthiyas are first steamed and then shallow-fried until crispy on the outside.
Gujarati Steamed Spinach Dumplings

Recipe from Tarla

Palak Methi Nu Muthiya
  • 3cups Spinach, chopped
  • 1½cups Methi (fenugreek leaves), chopped
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • ¼cup Besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1tbsp Semolina
  • ½tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4tsp Baking soda
  • ½tsp Sugar
  • 1tbsp Oil
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1tsp Sesame seeds
  • ¼tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
  • To taste Salt
  1. In a plate, combine spinach, methi and little salt; mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out all the liquid from the greens and place them in a bowl.
  3. Add ginger, green chilies, whole wheat flour, besan, semolina, cumin seeds, baking soda, sugar, salt and 1tsp oil; mix well and knead into a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Applying oil to hands will make rolling them out much easier. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll about 1" in diameter.
  5. Arrange the rolls on a grease steamer insert and steam for 10~12 minutes.
  6. Remove from the steamer, cool slightly and cut them ½" slices and keep aside.
  7. Heat 1tsp oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add asafoetida/ hing and saute for a few seconds.
  8. Add the sliced muthiyas and toss gently on slow flame for 2~3 minutes until they are lightly browned.
  9. Serve hot with green chutney.

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  1. Wow those steamed muthiya looks so yum! the colour..

  2. Steamed muthiya looks so inviting and is a guilt free snack.

  3. Bookmarking. I love these steamed muthiyas from gujarat. Lovely.

  4. Earthy, healthy and tasty ! Loved the deep green colour of these beauties ... Been a while since I made them :))

  5. Such healthy and tasty looking muthias.


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