Multigrain Muthia or Steamed Dumplings

P1200234Muthias are steamed spiced dumplings made with vegetables and a mixture of flours. The most common vegetables used are fenugreek, spinach, cabbage or marrow. You can also use left over rice instead of the vegetables. Muthia or Indian Dumplings made with millet wheat and chickpea flour are a quick Gujarati snack. Another dish not usually available in Indian restaurants.

Ingredients (serves 4-6 people):

  • 150 gms mixed greens
  • 150 gms grated radish
  • 150 gms grated white cabbage
  • 140 wheat flour
  • 100 grams coarse corn flour
  • 100 grams chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed green chilies
  • Half teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • Half cup yoghurt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • A handful of finely chopped coriander

Method:

1. Sieve the three flours and add the greens, radish and cabbage to the flour. Add the salt, turmeric, crushed ginger, garlic , green chillies, the sesame seeds, soda bicarbonate and a tablespoon of sesame seeds. Add 3 tablespoonfuls of oil. Mix together and add the yoghurt.P1200217P12002192.  If the mixture still needs binding, using some warm water, knead the flour and shape it into small longish rolls.
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5. Steam the Muthia  for 45 minutes in a pressure cooker.  If using  a steamer -it   may take a little longer in a steamer.  Once cooked, remove the dumplings and allow to cool.P1200227

6.  Slice the dumpling into thick chunks.

7.  Heat 3 tablespoons of oil and add in sesame seeds and once they stop popping, add in the Muthias.  Allow these to cook until the muthias get very lightly browned.  Don’t stir them too often or too roughly or the muthias will crumble.

8.  Serve them with coconut chutney.P1200229How do you serve your muthias?

  • Peri Avari

    Lovely recipe with step wise directions:) One of my all time favorites!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    OOh love the sound of these, dumplings I can make for a stew, but have never tried them this way x

  • Sona S

    Muthia is one of my favorite snacks.. these are so delicious and healthy too..

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