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Palak Methi Muthia


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These spinach and fenugreek dumplings make delicious treats for kids. They can munch on this finger-food and get a little nourishment at the same time.

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Serves 4.
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For the muthias
3 cups spinach (palak) , finely chopped
1 1/2 cups fenugreek (methi) leaves , finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tbsp whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 tbsp semolina (rava)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of baking soda
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
oil for greasing

For the tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp oil

For serving
Nutritious Green Chutney


    For the muthias

    1. Combine the spinach and fenugreek leaves with 1 teaspoon of salt and keep aside for about 5 minutes.
    2. Squeeze out all the liquid and place the spinach and fenugreek leaves in a bowl.
    3. Add all the remaining ingredients (other than for the tempering) and knead to a very soft dough adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if required.
    4. Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll approx. 150 mm. (6") length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
    5. Steam in a steamer till done.
    6. Cut into 12 mm. (½") slices and keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. For the tempering, heat the oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida.
    2. Add the sliced muthias, toss well and stir over gentle heat for 2 to 3 minutes till they are lightly browned.
    3. Serve hot with nutritious green chutney.

    1. It will take approx. 20 minutes on a medium flame for the muthias to be cooked till done.
    2. To check if the muthias are done, insert a toothpick in the centre. If it come out clean, the muthias are cooked.
    Nutrient values per serving
    CarbohydrateEnergyFatProteinVitamin A
    9.7 gm.94 cal.4.8 gm.3.0 gm.747.6 mcg
    RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy BreakfastBuy this cookbook
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    Eat to liveDecember 31, 2011

    Great recipe for dieters. Excellent way to get more leafy greens. Plus its low in calorie.Even my son loved this muthia.

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    Reviewed December 31, 2011by Eat to live

    Great recipe for dieters. Excellent way to get more leafy greens. Plus its low in calorie.Even my son loved this muthia.

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