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Methi Muthia | Gujarati Steamed Methi Muthia Recipe
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Methi Muthia | Gujarati Steamed Methi Muthia Recipe

Methi Muthia is a popular, healthy and delicious Gujarati snack recipe. Steamed or fried dumplings made with fenugreek leaves/ methi a mix of whole wheat flour and gram flour with few spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujaratian, Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 2 Cups Methi Leaves Washed and Roughly Choped
  • ½ Cup Wheat Flour 1 Cup - 250ml
  • ½ Cup Gram Flour (Besan / Chickpea Flour)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Green Chili Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds


Making Methi Muthia Dough

  • In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, besan, sugar, salt, red chili powder, green chili, ginger and give a good mix. Add oil and mix all
  • Then add methi leaves to the mixture and mix well. The moisture in the washed leaves itself is enough to knead the dough. If the leaves are dry, we can sprinkle water little by little and knead it to a smooth dough

Steam Cook Muthia

  • Take big lemon sized dough ball and shape into 2- 3" cylinder. Repeat the steps for the rest of the dough
  • Place the rolled muthia in a steamer and steam cook for about 20 mins. Add enough water in the steamer to make sure it doesn't get burnt
  • Once the steaming process is done, allow the dumplings to cool down and then slice into curcular dics of 1" thickness

Shallow frying

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add the sesame seeds and give a mix.
  • To that add the steam cooked sliced methi muthia. Keep the flame in low and saute till its light brown and crispy

Serving Time

  • Serve the crispy and tasty Methi Muthia with ketchup or Green chutney and enjoy this delicious snack!


  1. Instead of steaming and shallow frying we can make dumplings out of the muthia dough and deep fry in oil till golden brown.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g