Muthia is one of the most popular Gujarati recipes which is traditionally made of vegetables such as lauki or spinach or for that matter you can add any vegetable of your choice, besan, sooji, wheat flour with other minor spices. As you can see it is nutritious, and did I mention it is steamed? Of course it does have some oil for binding but not much. It’s a crowd-pleaser and an all time favorite. Needless to say it has transcended the borders of the state of Gujarat and there is absolutely no one who would say that they do not enjoy this dish. You can have it as a snack or breakfast. So, without much writing I want to share this simple and easy recipe so that your family can enjoy it too.


Recipe: (For 4 people)

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup besan
1/2 cup sooji
Finely chopped spinach or grated lauki or any vegetable of your choice
Salt per taste
Ajwain seeds 1 tsp
1 tsp ginger minced
Fresh coriander finely chopped
Red chili powder per taste
Plain dahi or yogurt

For Tempering:
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds black or white
Few kari leaves

Mix all the ingredients except oil and dahi, taste for seasonings and adjust. Pour a tsp of oil and mix well. You should see crumbles of the mixture, if not, add some more oil. Knead it to form a dough just a little loose than roti or pizza dough. If you need to add water to get the consistency, add dahi or yogurt instead. Form the cylindrical shape such as my Gatte Ki Saag and put in a steamer and steam it inside a pressure cooker or whatever vessel you have for about 15 minutes. Insert a tooth pick in the center to check if it is cooked. Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into bite size pieces. Heat oil for tempering, add mustard seeds, let it splutter, add sesame seeds and kari leaves. Now add the muthia’s and saute for a few minutes until you see golden brown edges. Serve hot as is or with my dhania chutney

Everyone’s favorite, hot and yummy ~ Muthia

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13 Responses to Muthia

  1. Priti says:

    It’s look like chawal ka gatta I make….delicious…nice click…bookmarked

  2. nags says:

    this looks so yum! i am going to make it soon!

  3. sayali says:

    Simply drooling…great one

  4. vandya says:

    I love this…can’t wait to make it.

  5. Ann098 says:

    It looks delicious! I really would like to try to make Muthia. Can you find besan and sooji in the regular grocery store?

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Thanks so much Ann. Sooji is cream of wheat. So I am sure you will find it in regular grocery store. It is small grains; smaller than polenta or corn meal only made out of wheat. besan is channa dal or chick pea flour. Not sure if regular grocery stores carry them. If you have chinese or asian grocery, give it a try. I hope this help.

  6. Looks great…will try this out soon!

  7. This looks yummy. Although it looks like chawal ka gatta…

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Thanks Easy vegetarian recipes. I know it looks very much like chawal ka gatta but tastes totally different.

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