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Methi Muthia | Steamed Fenugreek leaves dumplings | Vegan snack + VIDEO Recipe

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Methi Muthia – Low calorie version

Muthias are basically savoury dumplings, steamed and pan-fried. They can be eaten as snacks and also serve as toppings for pulao too. Extremely healthy as they are steamed, you may also slightly shallow fry them to get a crispy snack. The ingredients for muthias remain the same, but the addition of veggies can be quite interesting. Today I made it with fenugreek (although this is also made with lauki / bottle gourd too) and also added blanched baby spinach for extra punch.

The name “muthia” apparently comes from the Gujarathi word “Muthi” which means fist and these dumplings are made into cylindrical rolls using the fist. Generally muthias are deep fried, but I have steamed them and sautéed them here for an equally tasty snack. Gujarati cuisine has so many varieties of snacks to choose from, not limited to:

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What are the variations to making Methi Muthia

  • It can be deep fried too and eaten as a snack or topped on Undhiyos
  • You can use a mix of Jowar (Sorghum) and Besan (gramflour) for a Gluten free version (steaming / cook times may vary)
  • You can use Lauki / Carrots too in place of the methi leaves.

Benefits of Methi leaves

  • Low calorie : 1 cup of fenugreek leaves is only 13 calories 🙂
  • Beneficial for diabetes management
  • Strong antioxidant and useful as a medicine too for many ailments.
  • Rich in B12 vitamins like Riboflavin and folate
  • Extremely good for enriching bone density due to high content of Vit K
  • Kasuri methi (sun dried methi leaves) are used as a delectable spice in parathas, curries
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Significance of eating bitter foods

Indian cuisine is replete with foods that are bitter tasting – bitter gourd, fenugreek seeds (and fenugreek leaves too) , brinjal etc. I bet you won’t taste the bitter taste in this Methi seeds pickle. But why bitter ? Just as sour, sweet, salt, astringent , Umami are flavours , bitter is also a vital flavour to pep the liver and help in bile production. As this article says, bitter is a digestive tonic. The benefits of eating bitter foods is to revamp the gut flora and restore a sense of balance.Yay.. more reason to include bitter foods in our diet. 

Seema has asked us to do JUST that this month  She’s hosting this month’s edition of Shh secretly cookign challenge with the theme #FearNotTheBitter , which has given us an opportunity to make dishes using bitter ingredients – be it Coffee / cacao / methi / karela (bittergourd) etc.. She has a wonderful repository of World Cuisine including some very healthy ones like this Methi Millet Flakes Upma. Am paired with Priya this month where I gave her Coconut and urad dal for her delicious and traditional Pavakkai Pitlai (Bittergourd in a spicy, tamarind sauce) and she gave me Wholewheat flour and ginger brought out this Methi Muthia.

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If you are a fan of bitter foods too, why dont you try these dishes :

Ultra delish Methi Sprouts pickle


Methi Chole


Methi Oats Dhokla

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Let’s get to making this Methi Muthia.

Prep time – 15 mins, Steaming time – 15 mins, Cook time – 10 mins

Serves – 3 ; Cuisine – Indian, Course – Appetiser / Snack

What you need to make Methi Muthia

  • 1 cup Fenugreek leaves (Methi leaves)
  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour (atta)
  • 1/2 cup Gramflour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Sugar (opt.)
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida (Hing) – opt.
  • 2 TBSP Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Carrom seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds (til)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – opt.
  • 1 inch Ginger (grated)
  • 3 green chillies (adjust spice)
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How to make Methi Muthia

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Methi Muthia

A low calorie steamed and stir fried snack with fenugreek (methi) leaves and basic kitchen spices. Vegan too.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Steaming Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gujrati, Indian
Servings 3 people


  • Steamer
  • Knife
  • Shallow Fry Pan


  • 1 cup Fenugreek leaves Methi leaves
  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour atta
  • 1/2 cup Gramflour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Sugar opt.
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida Hing – opt.
  • 2 TBSP Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Carrom seeds Ajwain
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds til
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds Jeera – opt.
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 3 Green Chillies adjust spice


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    Keyword Can be Gluten Free, Fenugreek leaves, Kids Food, Low Cal, Low Fat, Methi, methi muthia, Muthia, Quick Snack, Steamed, steamed muthia, Vegan
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    1. Mayuri Patel

      5 stars
      Muthia is my favorite as we make it often as a light dinner option. It definitely is a versatile recipe as one can replace flours easily and add other vegetables. Tempted to make methi muthia for tonight.

    2. The Girl Next Door

      5 stars
      Methi Muthiya is a healthy and flavourful snack, and a great way to consume fenugreek greens. Love the way yours looks – so soft and delicious!

    3. Seema Sriram

      5 stars
      You are absolutely right. The bitterfoods encourage healthy gut flora. I love the fact that this is steamed recipe. We always look out for these.

    4. 5 stars
      Methi Muthiya is one of our favourite snacks, and even kids love it.. very nice detailed recipe nicely explaining why we must include bitter foods in our diet especially for those who shy away from it sue to the bitter taste.. Muthiya looks so yumm and the color is also very nice.

    5. Sujata Roy

      Methi muthia looks so healthy and delicious. Sounds great that its not fried. I love muthia but never tried with methi. Saving your recipe to try.

    6. 5 stars
      I love muthia and specially because it is a powerpack breakfast or a meal, with carbs and proteins loaded into one. Methi in muthia is such handy especially with the fussy eaters.

    7. Meera Girdhar

      5 stars
      Kalyani Methi Muthiya looks so delicious and healthy. I love the use of methi leaves. just one query can we air fry these.

    8. Poonam Bachhav

      5 stars
      I love leafy greens and methi tops the list. Methi muthia is a healthy and delicious snack to add healthy goodness of fenugreek into our daily diet. Love how soft yours has turned out.

    9. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

      I would love to have these right away with some chutney and a cup of hot masala chai… I am loving how it is looking like, and especially since it is steamed, it is comparitively healthy…

    10. Preethicuisine

      5 stars
      Methi muthiya looks so delicious. Beautifully penned Kalyani on the reasons to include bitter food in our diet. I would love to try your recipe sometime.

    11. Vasusvegkitchen

      5 stars
      Love to have any recipe that is prepared by adding methi leaves. Loved your healthy and tasty methi muthiya. It looks very tasty and inviting, like to have it for dinner.

    12. 5 stars
      Methi muthiya is our family favorite. I am tempted to try your recipe with whole wheat flour . Looks juicy and succulent

    13. 5 stars
      This has been on my to do list to try for long time. Now I have your guilt free recipe and foolproof recipe to try. Looks so healthy, nutritious and delicious.

    14. Jayashree T.Rao

      5 stars
      I love methi muthia and make it often at home. It is tasty and ideal to serve as a side dish too. Muthia looks so delicious Kalyani.

    15. These methi muthias look so delicious. They make a healthy snack too. Would love to try this dish.

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