A snack cannot get any better if it is just steam cooked with lot of vegetables and these Muthias are all about this. Muthias is one of the most popular Gujarati recipes which is traditionally made with vegetables like lauki or methi leaves and gramflour. They are just steam cooked with very little oil added for binding the dough. Ever since I came upon this recipe on Manjula's Kitchen, I have been a fan of this simple and healthy delicacy. Having tried these using cabbage and methi leaves, today I experimented with some radishes. As always, the taste was just awesome!!!
5 oz red radish( I used 6 oz but felt could have used less - hence 5 oz)
1/2 cup besan
1 tblsp wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 green chili chopped
1 tbsp crushed kasoori methi
1/2 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard
1 tsp sesame seeds
chopped coriander leaves
1 long red chili
Process the radish. Add the lemon juice to it and mix well.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and the oil. Add the radish mixture to the flour mixture. The final mixture should be a soft dough.
Have your pressure pan or cooker ready with some water and let it come to a nice boil. Grease your hands well with oil and also the steamer basket. Take out about 2 tablespoons of the dough and place it on the steamer. Arrange the rest of the dough making sure they are little away from each other. Place the steamer basket inside the cooker and steam cook them for 15 to 20 minutes. Check to see if they are done by inserting a knife or a toothpick which should come out clean.
Let it cool nicely before removing them from the steamer basket. Slice them into small pieces.
To season, heat up the oil on medium heat and splutter the mustard and then the sesame followed by the red chilies. Stir fry for a few seconds. Add the cut up muthias and stir fry them for 3 to 4 minutes until they are browned a bit.
Serve it with some coriander chutney or enjoy them plain like I do!!!