It’s been long since I posted a recipe. This Sunday, I cooked Muthiya, a healthy and tasty Indian snack that goes well with Masala tea. Want to learn how to make perfect masala chai? check this post.
The overall preparation time for Muthiya is around two hours, that includes 20 minutes resting the dough, 20 minutes steaming the rolls and time to cool down the steamed rolls.
Let’s start with ingredients.
1/4 Cup wheat flour, 1/4 Cup corn flour, 1/4 Cup coarse semolina,
1/4 Cup chickpea flour
Chili garlic and ginger paste
Ginger around 2 inch, Chili around 3–4, Garlic cloves 5 inch
1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder,
1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp asafoetida, 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 Cup fat yogurt, Peanut oil and salt, Opa squash (peeled and grated), Handful of spinach
1 tablespoon dry fenugreek leaves
02: Chili garlic and ginger paste
I used mortar and pestle to make the coarse paste. Highly recommend to make it fresh than store bought or frozen.
03: Preparing the dough
Start mixing the flours and semolina. Add dry spices and salt to taste. Mix it well before adding finely chopped spinach and grated opo squash. Add chili garlic ginger paste and mix well with yogurt.
Knead it well. Do not add water. You may add a tablespoon of peanut oil if needed. Cover and rest the dough for 20 minutes.
04: Steaming the rolls
Roll the dough as shown in the image below. Grease the pan with peanut oil and steam the rolls for 20 minutes.
05: Shallow fry and enjoy hot with the tea
Slice the steamed roll in to pieces around 1/4 inch thick. Shallow fry in peanut oil till golden brown and enjoy with the tea.
You can optionally add white sesame seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves and garnish the dish with freshly chopped cilantro.
Give it a try and let me know how it turns out. Enjoy! Want to learn how to make Masala Okra, check out this post.
For those who are new to my blog, I am a product designer who loves cooking Indian food and especially documenting the steps in a visual form. I’ll be adding more cool recipes in near future. Stay tuned. Till then, have a good one.