Steamed Methi Muthia
Steamed Methi Muthiya: A Healthy Delicious Snack from Gujarat
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Steamed Methi Muthia is a delicious and healthy snack from Gujarat made with fresh fenugreek leaves, wheat flour, and gram flour. Enjoy it with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai.
Servings: 4 People
Author: Aruna
Ingredients for Methi Muthiya
  • 2.5 Cups Fresh Methi (Fenugreek) Leaves
  • 1.5 Cups Atta, Wheat Flour
  • 0.5 Cups Besan, Gram Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Paste
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • To Taste Salt
  • As Required Water
Ingredients for Tempering
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Rai, Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Til, Sesame Seeds
  • A Few Curry Leaves
  • A Pinch Hing, Asafoetida
Making the Dough for Methi Muthiya
  1. Chop the fenugreek leaves. Wash them and set aside to drain in a colander.
  2. Mix together atta, besan, red chilli powder, turmeric, green chilli paste, ginger paste, sesame seeds, sugar, and salt.
    Methi Muthia Ingredients
  3. Add the chopped and washed methi leaves. Mix well
    Add Chopped Washed Methi Leaves
  4. Add the lemon juice. Mix well.
    Mix Methi, Flour, and Lemon Juice
  5. Using a little water, mix to create a firm yet pliable dough.
  6. Add 1 tbsp oil. Mix well.
    Methi Muthia Dough
  7. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Making the Methi Muthiya
  1. Divide the dough into 2 halves.
  2. Roll each half into a log about 1.5" in diameter.
  3. In a pressure cooker or steamer, add enough water for a 7-10 minute steam.
  4. Bring the water to a boil.
  5. Place the rolls in a steamer or a flat colander.
    Make a Roll
  6. Steam the rolls for 7 to 10 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and let the rolls cool a bit.
  8. Cut the steamed rolls into 1/2" slices.
Tempering the Methi Muthiya
  1. In a pan, heat the oil.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  3. Add the sesame seeds, curry leaves, and hing.
  4. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  5. Add the Methi Muthiya.
  6. With a gentle hand, stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes till the muthia just start to change colour.
  7. Serve hot with a cup of Masala Chai.
Recipe Notes