Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Muthia is a very popular Gujarati dish, but its even made in south India with Toor Dal called "Nuchnunde"(will post this recipe sometime soon).Its a very healthy appetizer b'coz its steamed. Its so tasty that you can't resist by eating just one....you just keep eating. I found this recipe on Manjula's Kitchen an online website who has lot of video clips too.
Its a simple snack and doesn't take much of your time and most of the ingredients are available at home.The recipe calls for cabbage but i tried using Romaine Lettuce, as my Sister-in-law had tried and she said it tasted good. I guess this Muthia's can be done with any leafy vegetable, like Spinach or Cabbage(even Red cabbage).So its a must try snack.It can be served with green chutney or tamarind chutney but I did with a little hot and sweet Ketchup as I didn't have patience to make them.
2 cups Finely chopped Romaine Lettuce(any lettuce with do)
1cup Besan/Gram flour
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Kasoori methi/dried fenugreek leaves
salt to taste
1tsp Mustard seeds
Cilantro for garnishing.
Take a big bowl and add the shredded Lettuce,cumin seeds, turmeric powder, Kasoori methi , sugar, 1tsp oil, salt and mix well. Now add besan little by little and mix and make a soft dough, no need to add water as the lettuce is moist enough to make the dough.You can add a little more besan if the dough is too soft.Now grease the steaming plate with a little oil and divide the dough into 8 balls and place it on steaming plate ans steam it for 8-10 Min's.
For the tempering add the remaining oil to a kadai and add mustard seeds when they splutter add the cut muthia's and fry for 2 minutes and serve warm with chutney.