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The muthia is a healthy gujarati side dish or snack item which is prepared by steaming the dough roll (muthia). The dough comprises of besan or gram flour and the muthia are simmered in a curd based spicy kadhi or gravy. Low in calories and rich in fiber and nutrients, muthiya is simple and quite delicious.
- Combine the spinach and fenugreek leaves with 1 teaspoon of salt and keep aside for about 5 minutes.
- Squeeze out all the water and place the spinach and fenugreek leaves in a bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients and knead into a soft dough, adding 1 to 2 tbsp of water if required.
- Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
- Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll approximately 150 mm. (6") length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
- Place 2 rolls in a greased shallow glass dish and cover wit a lid and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- Allow to stand for 1 minute.
- Remove and keep aside.
- Repeat step 5 to steam 2 more rolls and cut into 12 mm. (1/2") slices and keep aside.
- To prepare the tempering, heat the oil in a large pan and add the sesame seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sliced muthias, toss well and saute on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes till they are lightly browned.
- Serve hot with green chutney.
This recipe was contributed by vishakha_p on 10 Oct 2011
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