Palak Muthia

Muthias are a traditional Gujarati snack, spiced and steamed dumplings made out of gram flour, veggies and spices. I have made this dish using a flour made out of tuvar dal and channa dal. As an attempt to make my kids eat veggies, I have also added spinach and cabbage to this snack. Perfectly spiced and seasoned, they make a yummy and healthy snack.

Ingredients :

  • Tuvar Dal - 1 cup
  • Channa dal - 1 cup
  • Lime juice - 1 tbsp
  • Finely chopped spinach - 1/2 cup
  • Finely shredded cabbage - 1/2 cup
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -tsp
  • Ginger chilly paste - 2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste.
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 2 tsps
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

  • Wash tuvar dal and channa dal and soak in water for around 2 hours.
  • After draining the water, dry roast tuvar dal and channa dal for around 5 to 10 minutes, till they become completely dry.
  • Coarsely powder them in a blender.
  • Now the flour is ready. Mix with this flour the shredded spinach, cabbage, jeera, turmeric powder, ginger chilly paste, lime juice and salt.
  • Add water suitably and make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into three or four balls, and roll them into logs.
  • Steam the logs for around 15 minutes. check if done with a fork or knife. If a fork inserted in the log comes out clean then the muthias are cooked.
  • After cooling, cut out 1 inch slices from the log and spread them on a plate.
  • For tempering, heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds and add sesame seeds. Then pour this seasoning on the muthias.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with coriander chutney.

3 Responses so far.

  1. vaishali says:

    Hi lakshmi,grt to see your blog...v interesting ...will surely try some...keep it up.


  2. Lakshmi A says:

    Thank you so much for such encouraging words !!

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