Palak-Methi Na Muthia

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Palak and Methi both are pretty popular greens available almost all the year through.  I have already put up a few dishes involving these as primary ingredients – Alu-methi masala, Thepla, Palak soup and Palak Rice   etc. This dish is a combination of both the greens in addition to  some atta, sujee and also the basic masala. It is a Gujrathi dish and really tastes yum with chutney or tomato sauce. Give this a chance when you have some time on a relaxed weekend evening.

What you need to have:

1.Palak leaves – 1 and 1/2 cup

2. Methi leaves chopped – 1 cup

Methi & Palak leaves

Ingredients of Masala:

1. Wheat Atta – 5-6 Tablespoons

2. Besan/chick peas Atta –  3 and 1/2 Tablespoons

3. Semolina – 1 Tablespoon

4. Green chilli paste – 1 Teaspoon

5. Red chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

7. Salt – To taste

8. Lemon juice – 1/2 of a lemon

9. Cooking oil – 2 Teaspoons

10. Sugar – 1 Teaspoon

11. Cooking soda – 2/3 Teaspoon (optional)

Ingredients of Masala ingredients

Seasoning ingredients:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Sesame seeds – 2 Teaspoons

3. Asafoetida powder – 1/3 Teaspoon

4. Turmeric powder – A pinch

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop both the greens and keep it aside as shown in image 1.

2. Mix both the chopped greens and other masala ingredients in a broad bowl.

Greens and the masala ingredients

3. Mix all the ingredients adding water in steps to make it a soft dough mix so that one should be able to roll it .(The dough need not be hard since we again need to steam it like idli.)

The masala mixed veggie dough

4. Pinch out some dough and make it elongated ellipsoids like those below.

Dough mix

5. Place a broad based Idli bowl on medium heat adding sufficient water. When the water boils place the muthia rolls in it and steam it like idli till done. Make sure the lid is closed.

Muthia being steamed in idli bowl

6. When steamed it would be as shown in the image below.  Cut it into halves and place it aside to season it like the Dhoklas.

Methi na muthia

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Asafoetida powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

3. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

4. Sesame seeds – 2 Teaspoons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ingredients of Seasoning

7. Place a skillet with 3-4 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When heated add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add sesame seeds and turmeric powder. When done, add steamed muthia pieces from step 6 to it and roll well so that the seasoning covers almost all the pieces.

 Seasoning before adding the Muthia

8. Enjoy with either Pudina chutney or even the Tomato sauce. Yummmmmmm !

Ready to serve Palak-methi muthia with coconut cilantro chutney

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of servings: 4-5

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh and tender greens for the dish.

2. Adding Cooking soda is also an option.

3. One can steam Muthia in the cooker as well like you steam idli.

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5 thoughts on “Palak-Methi Na Muthia

    Sushma Mallya said:
    November 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Lovely and flavorful recipe, love the aroma of methi…sounds very delicious and healthy …will try this soon:)

    Divya said:
    November 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    ohh wowie, very healthy recipe, Aunty 🙂 How long to steam, will 12-15 min be ok to get the right results?

    Priya said:
    November 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Healthy muthia, looks inviting and wonderful..

    chitra said:
    November 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Healthy .. will try for sure 🙂

    Dal Palak Recipe | imexcited said:
    May 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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