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Gujarati Methi Nu Muthia

Methi Muthiya

Methi Muthia is a popular, healthy and delicious Gujarati recipe that is traditionally served as breakfast or snack.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: breda snack, teatime snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal


  • 4 Tbsp Besan/Gramflour
  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Curd
  • 2 cup Methi Leaves Chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 4 teaspoon Oil
  • Pinch of Hing
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 3 Red Chili
  • Sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Rai
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds


  • Wash and soak methi leaves for 5-10 mins. After that finely chop them and keep it aside.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add besan, wheat flour, curd and chopped methi leaves in it.
  • After that add baking soda, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and other ingredients.
  • Mix the ingredients well and add keep them aside for 15-20 mins. The methi will release water, this way you will have an idea on how much water you need to add to make a soft dough.
  • Add water slowly and in small batches to make a soft dough. After that take the dough and make soft cylindrical shaped rolls.
  • Use your hands and roll the muthia in shape of rolls. Take a small portion of dough in your hand and grip them to make cylindrical/ sausage type shape. You can watch the video for reference.
  • Now, take a greased tray and apply some oil on it. Place the muthias on top of the tray.
  • Heat water and when it becomes a hot place the greased tray in the pan. Cover and let it steam for 17-20 mins.
  • When the muthia is well steamed, switch off the heat and take off the lid. You can check if it is well steamed by inserting a knife or toothpick in it. If it comes out clean, then the muthias are well steamed.
  • Allow it to cool down and then cut them in small round pieces.
  • For tempering, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a tempering pan and add a pinch of Hing in it. After that add cumin seeds and rai in the pan. 
  • Break few red chilies and add a sprig of curry leaves in the pan.
  • Add muthia pieces and temper it for a minute.
  • Switch off the heat and serve with ketchup or tea.



Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 5mg