Muthai’s are essentially a Gujarati Snack that become family favorites easily. All you shall need is a lovely vegetable [Hero of the dish], Flours [Supporting artists], some spice, some steaming and some tempering.
It is either steamed or fried. This is how it looks like:
You shall need: [Serves 2]
1… Medium size Cabbage/Kobi [Shredded finely]
1 Cup… Besan [Gram Flour]
1/2 Cup… Kakra Gehu ka loth [Coarse Wheat flour] — However you may add the regular flour if the course one is not available, it will not affect the taste much.
1/4 cup… Vegetable oil
A pinch of Baking Soda
Enough water to make the dough and shape the muthias
1 Tsp… Mustard Seeds
2… Green Chilies [Finely chopped]
2 Tsp.. Sesame seeds
1 Tsp… Turmeric powder
Salt and red chilly powder to taste
Utensils that shall come handy:
- A bowl to mix the dough
- A steamer
- A wok to temper the muthias
- Put some salt in the shredded cabbage and let it stand for 20 min.
- Once it leaves its water, add the flours, Turmeric powder, Red chilly powder and salt and adjust the taste.
- Add the soda Bi carb and oil [Leave about 1 Tbsp in the measuring cup].
- Mix very well.
- Add enough water that it comes to the consistency of fritters/Pakodas.
- Give it a little taste.
- Once the steamer is ready, take little water in a bowl. Wet your hand and shape the muthias like a sausage.
- Put them on the pre-oiled tray of the steamer.
- Let them steam for about 15-20 min.
- Insert a knife/skewer and check if they are done.
- Take them out and after they are cooled a but [aka are little pliable] cut them into bite size pieces.
- Make tempering with Hing, Sesame seeds, mustard seeds and green chillies.
- Add the muthai pieces. Serve with love.
Things to remember:
- Oil is added to work like “Moin” for the muthia. If we dont add enough Oil, they shall turn crumble and dry.
- The consistency shall be that of like of biting into a yummy steamed dumpling.
- Delicate flavors yet balanced.
- You may use Methi, lauki and even cucumber to make this dish.
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