Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Muthias are steamed spiced dumplings, made with gram flour (besan), cabbage and spice,


1/2 teaspoon sugar
1cup very fine shredded cabbage
1 cup gram flour (basin)
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons chopped corainder or kasori methi (hara dhania)
2 chopped green chili (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons oil

For Seasoning and Garnish:

2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (til)
2 whole red chili
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro (hara dhania)


Combine gram flour, whole-wheat flour, cumin seed, turmeric, green chili, sugar,, oil, and salt in a bowl.

Add the cabbage to the flour mixture and mix well. Mixture should be like a very soft dough.

Divide the mixture with greased fingers into a steamer slowly and steam them covered for 18 to 20 minutes. Check them if muthias are ready put a knife through and it should come out clean.

Let the muthias cool off and then slice them in two pieces.

For seasoning heat the oil in frying pan on medium high. Add mustard seeds after they crack add sesame seeds and red chili and stir-fry for few seconds.

Add muthias and stir-fry them for three to four minutes until they are light brown.Garnish them with chopped cilantro.

serve with chutneys..



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