Thursday, January 12, 2012

Methi Muthias - Gujarati snack

Uttarayan is a very popular festival here in Gujarat. It is celebrated on January 14th, the day that other parts of India celebrate Pongal, Magh Bihu, Lohri and Makar Sankranti

It is a big kite flying festival here in Ahmedabad. There is also an International kite festival held in Ahmedabad a few days before Uttarayan. Its great fun in the old areas of Ahmedabad, called 'Pols' where everyone is up on their terraces flying kites, blowing something like a vuvuzela, beating drums and of course, eating !!
Undhiyu, poori, jalebi and chikkis made of til and peanuts are on the menu for Uttarayan...


Undhiyu / Undhiya is a winter special made with a whole lot of root vegetables, tubers, beans and muthias and cooked with some fresh spices.
Muthias are Step 1 towards making Undhiya / Undhiyu, a very popular Gujarati dish, made in winters. It has a lot of root vegetables, which are available during winters. My next post will be on Undhiyu, so tune in again soon...

Muthias can be had as a snack too, with some chutney and tea !

What you need -

1.5 cups cleaned and chopped methi / fenugreek leaves
1 cup wheat flour
2 tbsp sooji / rava
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp dhania / coriander seed powder
1/2 tbsp jeera / cumin seed powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp white til / sesame seeds
1 tbsp oil
a pinch of fruit salt / eno (optional)
juice of half a lemon
oil for deep frying

What you do with it

Add the chopped methi leaves in a bowl
Add all the spice powders, salt and sugar and oil and mix well
Then add the flour and sooji and the lemon juice and knead into a stiff dough
Add eno if using at this point. I didn't use it.
Add as little water as required to bind the dough
Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan
Make small balls with the dough and then roll them into oblong shapes
Deep fry the muthias in oil
Drain the excess oil on an absorbent paper and enjoy with hot tea and chutney


Aarthi said...

Really Yummy recipe..Would love to give it a try…Thank you so much for posting this..


Anisha said...

Good to read about the festival coming up... we usually make til ladoos and this muthiya is very new to me... would love to try this...

The picture looks great!

Vani said...

Good idea to post muthiyas separately. Lovely clock! Looking forwrd to your undhiya recipe. Happy new year Arch!

Anu said...

wow..look at them..they look so tempting..

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

if am not wrong you also posted some muthia recipe which was steamed and then tempered. these look awesome. I heard about undhiyu in a serial called tarak mehta ka ulta chashma. and wanted to try it for long time. awaiting your next post as I would love to try the dish.
between love your recent photographs...very aesthetically clicked.

Prathima Rao said...

lOOKS FANTASTIC!!Im salivating here!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Unknown said...

Looks crispy n to me

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks awesome... so crispy !


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