Muthiyaa : Fist Snacks

How lucky can you get!
Preparing a new dish for guests guinea pig cousins – dish which you haven’t heard or never tried, and you get applause for it =D>
Yeah... it was one of those lucky day for me :D

The Foodie had mentioned about Methi Muthhiya for some time now, as I never heard\had these earlier I never ventured the idea of preparing them. But over the weekend we thought of preparing some new starter with those fresh green Methi. This is new and crispy starter – snack item and very healthy as prepared with one of the most versatile green vegetable.

You Need :

  • Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves: One Bunch
  • Corn flour: One measure
  • Gram flour (Besan): One Measure
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder: 1-2 tsp as per taste
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain - Owa): 1tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1tsp
  • Baking Powder: pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Water: If needed - To prepare thick dough
  • Sesame Seeds: 2-3 tbsp
  • Oil : 2-3 tbsp

You Do:

  1. Wash fenugreek leaves with loads of water and chop it coarsely.
  2. Mix everything in BLUE along with 1-2 tbsp of sesame seeds and 1tbsp of oil and knead into a STIFF dough out of it, using water only if necessary.IMG_3108
  3. Now the literal meaning of Muthiya seems “Muthi size” - Fist Size. Take small balls of the dough in you fist and make a fist size –shape “Muthiyas” – small rolls.IMG_3109 
  4. Steam these for about 20-30 mins, till they are cooked. I think you can also use Idli maker, but The Foodie persisted to steam these the traditional way. Take a Look here.(Put the rolls on colander over boiling water till the water evaporates to half)
  5. muthiyaa

    these huge hands or fists are not mine :P 

  6. Once cooked, rolls become a bit stiff.Let them cool to room temperature. If you feel the size is a bit big you can cut them to half.IMG_3112
  7. Heat Oil in Kadai, splutter the sesame seeds and then shallow fry the Muthiyas till golden brown.IMG_3116 

Done ! We served as starters but they are healthy snacks too, Serve with chutney or sauce.

This seems a wonderful way to disguise the not so liked green vegetable, hence sending this to to CFK-Creative food for picky fussy eaters hosted by Sara’s corner and the brainchild of Sharmi.IMG_3117

Sesame Seeds being the integral part of this dish sending this to Priya’s Cooking with seeds – Sesame Seeds.

Rohini’s Bookmarked Vegetable Pulav:

During this Fiesta for my cousins, I wanted to make something more than my normal routine Pulav. Rohini’s Vegetable Pulav was intriguing because of its mentioned marinate of vegetables with all spices.IMG_3113

Verdict: I totally followed her version of Pulav and loved it instantly. The marination does give the royal feel to the Pulav.Everyone loved this party style Pulav and especially the spicy feel to all vegetables in it. Thanks Rohini , this was just the start to your many more bookmarked recipes =P~IMG_3115

Pulav goes to Anita’s APS-RICE event.


  1. Dear Kanchan,
    The muthiyaa looks perfect and delicious:) and so does the vegetable pulao.

  2. kuthe aahaat tumhi aaj kaal?
    Muthiya looks great and so does the Pulav. Good to hear u were appreciated for ur work.

  3. the muthiyas looks so nice..and i am going hungry looking at the pulav..just had food sometime back, but this pulav is making me crazy..

  4. Oh I love that bookmarking it dear. thanks a bunch

  5. Awesome !! your guests sure had a great time and great food !!

  6. Perfect muthias dear...good job for first attempt :)

  7. just heard abt this,but never tasted this yummy dish,looks delicious and really crunchy...liked the step by step pics too...thanks for sharing kanchan

  8. Gorgoeus snack dear.. I am gonna love it.. Having a party on the way, so now I dont have to worry about turning my guests into guinea pigs, since I have a perfect starter in hand!! :)

    So glad you all liked the Pulav.. Thanks for the lovely verdict too ;)

  9. Hey Kanchan

    thanks for visiting my blog,leaving nice have a nice space here...Muthiya is my favorite, with tea goes very well...

    cheers and do visit..i'll be here more often..

  10. @Rachana,
    Seeing you recently around, Me so glad ! Thanku :)
    Yeah both the dishes are croud pleasers !

    Aajkal busy with guests :( Aata back :)
    yeah unexpected appreciation pleases the most !

    I know this always happens with me when I'm drooling over lovely food blogs !

    thanks for bookmarking, do tell me how you find it.

    yeah they sure did love these :D

    thanks dear, whenever you have any appreciation of any recipe it always turns out great.

    yups, crunchy from outside and soft from inside.

    I always plan forehand as to what to use on my guinea pigs :P
    Thanks for sharing your lovely pulav, infact waiting for other pulav recipes you have mentioned there !

    Thank you.

  11. I love muthiyas....havnt tried with methi...should try it soon!

  12. Have shared an award with you dear..please accept.

  13. looking so tempting...we also do this..but we dont give tadaka..

  14. The guinea pig was me!!!

    :) But I am not complaining, I loved those snacks! Slurrpppp

  15. Muthia looks too good and tempting.. loved the photos too.

  16. @Preeti,
    I guess methi gives its own taste to it which overlooks the only spice taste the simple muthiyas give !

    Thank you.

    Thanks a ton for sharing with me dear ! and Congrats to you too for lovely award.

    Hey you are back ! Oh .. so you have these just the steamed version, cool, healthier :)

    He he he :D

    Thank you.

  17. That would be a perfect starter..colorful pulav, Kanchan :-)

  18. Love the name of these snacks,tasty methi appetizer :D

  19. muthiya! what a lovely idea!

  20. Muthiya sounds delicious and the pulav looks colourful.

  21. Muthiyaa dish is absolutely new for me. Looks delicious and mouth watering. You have presented very beautifully with step by step lovely pictures.

  22. the muthiyas look cute and mouth watering.Keep some for me.You have a nice blog you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  23. methi muthiya souds interesting..will try this

  24. My all time fav muthia, urs looks drooling, yummmmmm!!!

  25. @Gulmohar,

    Yups and healthy too !

    Thanks a lot dear !

    @Kitchen Queen,
    Yeah, sure dear.


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