Methi muthia/ Fenugreek sweet, bitter fritters

If you are hunting monsoon special recipes to snack during the evenings, the methi muthiya is worth offering a place in the series. Popularly only made at my home during winters to go in the undhiyu. Post marriage I learnt many varieties of muthia from MIL. Recently, grand-MIL showed me her version and I was floored by the taste, texture and recipe. This had to be shared with you all.


You can easily replace fenugreek with bottle gourd or cabbage. 






Ingredients
1 cup of fenugreek leaves (stems separated), finely chopped
1 cup of coarsely ground Broken Wheat/ Lapsi (you can use coarsely ground besan)
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tspn sugar
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn coriander cumin seeds powder
1 tspn white sesame seeds
1 tspn poppy seeds
2 tbsp oil (to add to the dough)
salt to taste
Oil for frying
Method
1) Wash the chopped fenugreek leaves under tap water well. If it is too muddy, soak it in water for 15 min. Later using a fork or split spoon lift the leaves floating at the top. This way the dirt will remain at the base. 
2) Add salt to the leaves and lightly crush using your thumb and forefinger as if massaging the leaves. This will aide in extracting some of the bitterness out. (Important if you plan to feed the kids)
3) Now, drain off the water from the leaves and add the rest of the ingredients.
4) Form a stiff dough using more water only if required.
5) Roll out the dough in cylindrical shape.
6) Steam the rolled dough in a steamer.
7) Once done, chop the cylinders in 1/2 inch thickness.
8) Now in a pan, shallow fry the steamed fritters.

Start munching...they taste good hot or cold...



25 comments:

Chef Mireille said...

they look delicious

Maayeka said...

loved methi muthiyas..looks so delicious and spicy

Unknown said...

Traditional recipes have the taste of their own. Wow...recipe from grand-MIL....fortunate to get recipes from them. the muthias look awesome.

Jayanthi said...

oops...forgot to type in name/URL...the previous unknown comment is from me. Jayanthi

Priya said...

Muthiyas looks extremely addictive.. Bitter is definitely better for health na.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so delicious...

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Looks very healthier and delicious!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Great looking fritters!

Usha said...

Muthia looks good and a nice snack to munch on during the monsoon season

Tina said...

Looks yummy.

Spice up the Curry said...

your muthia recipe sounds delicious

PJ said...

Never tried this at home.Looks nice.Bookmarked...

PJ said...

Never tried this at home.Looks nice.Bookmarked...

vaishali sabnani said...

methi muthias taste awsum...look grt pradnya.

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice and healthy recipe.

DivyaGCP said...

They look very tempting and delicious..
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

good one.


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rajani said...

they look yummy! great to be back in BM :)

rajani said...

they look yummy! great to be back in BM :)

Vardhini said...

Love fenugreek flavor. Fritters look inviting.

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PriyaVaasu said...

though i have the recipe, i m yet to try this super-yummy snack!!! Very tempting and healthy munch!!!!

Prabha Mani said...

Healthy snack..tempting pics.

Pavani said...

Delicious muthias.

The Mad Scientist said...

Wow these are lovely.
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veena krishnakumar said...

Looks so delicious!!!

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