September 29, 2016

How to make Palakh Methi Muthiya

Recipe by Naiya Sheth:Again one more Gujarati farsan recipe. Basically, muthiya is a very popular steamed farsan/snack in Gujarat-India. It is low cal and healthy. Somehow it is easy to make also. Personally, I love the taste of methi bhaji-fenugreek leaves. So, I tried to add it with palakh/spinach. And it came out very nicely. So, let's make this delicious palakh methi muthiya as single meal dinner/snack/lunch box recipe or even a good idea as the purely traditional starter also.

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 10 to 12 minutes
Serves - 9 to 10 small muthiya balls

Ingredients to make Palakh Methi Muthiya:

1/4 cup chopped spinach/palakh
1/4 cup chopped fenugreek leaves/methi
1/4 cup curd
1 tablespoon warm oil
1 teaspoon chopped green chillies
1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon sugar
A pinch soda bicarb
2 tablespoon besan/gram flour
Coarse wheat flour as needed

For tadka/tempering:

2 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
A pinch methi powder/dry fenugreek powder
2 to 3 tablespoon water

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander leaves
Grated fresh coconut

Method to make Palakh Methi Muthiya:

  • Wash and dry and finely chop palakh and methi.
  • In a big mixing bowl add palakh, methi,curd and all spices excluding oil and soda bicarb.
  • Mix well for minimum 3 to 4 minutes. Now add besan and wheat flour. Make semi-soft dough from it.
  • Now spread it flat and sprinkle soda bicarb over it. Pour warm oil on it and mix well. 
  • Make equal small balls from it.
  • Place them on greased plate in the hot steamer. 
  • Steam for 10 to 12 minutes at full flame.
  • When ready rest for 5 minutes and then remove.

For tadka:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When they crackle add methi powder and sesame seeds.
  • Add water to it carefully.
  • Now add cool muthiya to it and toss slowly and carefully.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves and coconut.
  • Hot and healthy Palakh Methi Muthiya is ready to serve.


  • For large quantity spread it in steamer plate and spread tadka on it.
  • Cut in the square shape and serve.

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