Winter means greens abound and one of these green that is available in plenty is Methi or Fenugreek Leaves. This time around I used these leaves to make these Jowar Methi Muthiya, a low-calorie, gluten-free snack from Gujarat.

Jowar Methi Muthiya | Snack with Sorghum Flour and Fenugreek Leaves
Jowar Methi Muthiya

In recent times, I have tried to include as many millets as possible in my diet and two of my favourite millets are Ragi (Finger Millet or Nachni) and Jowar (Sorghum). I have been using both these extensively in my diet and have experienced quite some benefits. While I have been making Jowar Roti often, I have also tried to include Jowar in my diet in the form of:

Today, I am making Muthiya, a steamed and pan-fried snack from Gujarat, with Jowar Flour and Methi. The combination makes it a nutritious and delicious snack that is just perfect for people who are on a weight-loss journey, combating diabetes, or then are looking for gluten-free options.

Jowar Methi Muthiya | Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Jowar Methi Muthiya | Diabetic Friendly Recipe

How to Make Jowar Methi Muthiya

  1. Some Tips to Perfect the Muthiyas
    • Do make the dough soft and pliable; else the muthiya will be very dry.
    • Do not steam the dough for more than 5 to 7 minutes. If you do, the muthiya will be very dry.
    • While the final step is pan-frying, the muthiya can be eaten just after steaming as well and this is what I do normally.
  2. Getting the Steamer Ready
    1. Add enough water to a steamer. If you are using a pressure cooker, ensure that you remove the weight from the lid.
    2. Over medium flame, heat the steamer to get the water to a simmering stage.
  3. Making the Muthiya Dough
    1. Grind 3 or 4 green chillies and 1″ piece ginger into a coarse paste.
    2. Mix together 1 Cup Jowar Flour, 1 Cup Finely Chopped Methi Leaves, 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, and 1 tsp Turmeric.
    3. Now add 1/4 Cup Dahi, the Green Chilli-Ginger paste, 1 tsp Lemon Juice, 1 large pinch of baking soda, and salt to taste.
    4. Mix well.
    5. Gradually, add water to form a soft and pliable dough. I needed about 1/3 cup water.

  4. Steaming the Jowar Methi Muthiya Dough
    1. Grease your palms with some oil.
    2. Divide the dough into two equal parts.
    3. Roll each part into a log about 5″ long and 1.5″ in diameter.
    4. Steam the logs for about 5 to 7 minutes.
    5. Take the steamer off the flame and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
    6. Take the steamed dough logs out of the steamer. 
    7. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/2″ thick slices.
  5. The Final Steps
    1. In a large pan, heat about 2 tsp oil.
    2. Add 1 tsp sesame seeds and a few curry leaves.
    3. Stir-fry for a few seconds. The seeds and leaves will fry with the muthiya so there is no need to fry them at this stage.
    4. Add the muthiya slices and let them fry a bit till the side touching the pan becomes crisp.
    5. Flip the muthiyas over and let the flip side fry a bit as well.
  6. Serve immediately with some hot tea. 
Jowar Methi Muthiya | Diabetic Friendly Snack

Recipe for Jowar Methi Muthiya

Jowar Methi Muthiya

Aruna
Jowar Methi Muthiya is simple steamed, panfried snack that is diabetic-friendly and one that aids weightloss. This tea-time snack from Gujarat is a great way to include millets in your every day meals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Gujarati, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 People
Calories 193 kcal
Equipment
  • Bowl
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Steamer
  • Frying Pan
Ingredients
  
For The Muthiya Dough
  • 1 Cup Jowar Flour Sorghum Flour (~150 gms)
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Methi, Fenugreek Leaves (~80 gms)
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies
  • 1" Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 Pinch Baking Soda
  • Water
For Pan-Frying
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • A Few Curry Leaves
Instructions
 
Build Up the Steam
  • Add enough water to a steamer. If you are using a pressure cooker, ensure that you remove the weight from the lid.
  • Over medium flame, heat the steamer to get the water to a simmering stage.
Making the Muthiya Dough
  • Grind 3 or 4 green chillies and 1″ piece ginger into a coarse paste.
  • Mix together 1 Cup Jowar Flour, 1 Cup Finely Chopped Methi Leaves, 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, and 1 tsp Turmeric.
  • Now add 1/4 Cup Dahi, the Green Chilli-Ginger paste, 1 tsp Lemon Juice, 1 large pinch of baking soda, and salt to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Gradually add water to form a soft and pliable dough. I needed about 1/3 cup water.
Steaming the Jowar Methi Muthiya Dough
  • Grease your palms with some oil.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts.
  • Roll each part into a log about 5″ long and 1.5″ in diameter.
  • Steam the logs for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Take the steamer off the flame and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Take the steamed dough logs out of the steamer.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/2″ thick slices.
The Final Steps
  • In a large pan, heat about 2 tsp oil.
  • Add 1 tsp sesame seeds and a few curry leaves.
  • Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the muthiya slices and let them fry a bit till the side touching the pan becomes crisp.
  • Flip the muthiyas over and let the flip side fry a bit as well.
Serving Ideas
  • Serve immediately with some hot tea.
Notes
Some Tips to Perfect the Muthiyas
  • Do make the dough soft and pliable; else the muthiya will be very dry.
  • Do not steam the dough for more than 5 to 7 minutes. If you do, the muthiya will be very dry.
  • While the final step is pan-frying, the muthiya can be eaten just after steaming as well and this is what I do normally.
Nutrition Facts
Jowar Methi Muthiya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 285mg29%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Jowar Methi Muthia, Jowar Methi Muthiya, Millet Recipes, Muthia
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