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by Jeyashri suresh
Muthia is a healthy gujarati snack, generally made with palak, methi, cabbage or lauki too. A diabetic friendly recipe and also no compromise in taste too. Generally to make this we use besan | kadalaimaavu and wheat flour. I used jowar flour and bajra flour to make this methi muthias. It turned so well and you can also replace the flours too if you want. Even you can use any millet flours to make this muthia. A very healthy and yummy snack which can be made easily. Try out this traditional gujarathi Methi muthia recipe.

methi muthia

Methi Muthia

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2

     Methi Leaves      1 cup (tightly packed)
     Jowar Flour     2 tblsp
     Bajra flour       3 tblsp
     Baking soda    a pinch
     Red chili powder     3/4 tsp
     Sugar       1 tsp
     Salt      as needed
     Yogurt |curd    1 tsp
     Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
     Coconut grated      1 tsp
     Coriander leaves   to garnish
     Sesame seeds     1/2 tsp
    Oil      2 tsp
    Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp   

millet-methi muthia

  • In a wide bowl, add the methi leaves (washed and cleaned) jowar flour, bajra flour, baking soda, red chili powder, sugar, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add  the yogurt and sprinkle little water and knead this into a soft dough. If you feel it is very watery add 1 tblsp of any of the flour.
ingredients for muthia dough
  • Divide the dough into 2 or 3 equal parts like a log and grease an idli plate. Steam this for 20 minutes.
  • If you insert a clean tooth pick if it comes out clean it means the dough is perfectly steamed.
ready-to steam steamed-muthia
  • Once it is done allow this to cool completely. Once cool, cut them into small 1 inch roundels.
  • In a pan, add oil and mustard seeds and add the cut roundels. Let this become nice golden brown colour in a low flame. Add the sesame seeds and cook for some more time, for 7-10 minutes.
methi-muthia methi-muthia
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.


  • Methi muthias are ready to serve. Serve hot with green chutney if you like. I just liked it as. A cup of chai will be a perfect combo with muthias.
  1. If you are making with cabbage or lauki just grate the vegetable and add salt and keep it aside. Squeeze the entire water nicely and then add instead of methi.
  2. Instead of jowar flour and bajra flour you can add besan | kadalai maavu and wheat flour.
  3. Palak also can be replaced with methi leaves.
  4. Instead of red chili powder you can add freshly ground green chili and ginger.

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Kaveri Venkatesh February 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Muthiyas have been on my to do list for long. ..These look very delicious..should try soon

nandoos Kitchen February 2, 2015 - 1:17 pm

looks very tempting..

Nivedhanams Sowmya February 2, 2015 - 2:22 pm

very healthy dish!!! I have made muthias with carrot, methi is a nice idea!!

Gayu Ishi February 3, 2015 - 10:43 am

excellent Idea Jey... I'm waiting to c all ur innovative ideas using millet

Rama Srinivasan February 4, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Yum recipe..shall ttry fr sure sooon...

shiga selvam March 4, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Wat is jowar floor???

jeyashri suresh March 11, 2015 - 3:13 am

Jowar is a type of flour , called as sorghum flour. It is a type of millet. You get easily in stores


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