Methi Muthia Recipe

This methi muthia recipe is for an easy, healthy snack that you and your family will enjoy immensely. It is very tasty as well.

Course Breakfast | Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword methi muthia, methi muthia recipe, methi muthiya
recipe methi muthia
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 4 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 334 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


For Muthia

  • 1.5 cups fenugreek leaves cleaned and chopped
  • 1 cup jowar and bajra flour sorghum and pearl millet
  • 0.5 cup Besan gram flour
  • 2 tbsp. green chilli-ginger paste
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cayenne red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. to form dough
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • salt to taste

For tempering

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 large pinch heeng asafetida


  1. Pluck the methi or fenugreek leaves. Wash with water well and chop finely.
  2. Add all the ingredients of muthia together i.e flours with turmeric powder, cayenne, ginger-chilli paste, coriander and cumin powder, lemon juice, salt, oil and methi leaves. Mix together and then add very little water. Methi releases water hence add very little water to form the dough.

  3. Now make longish cylinders of about an inch diameter with the dough and set aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a steamer to stem these muthia cylinders. Steam for about 10-12 minutes and then let it rest for 3-4 minutes. Once relatively cooler, slice each cylinder into round muthias.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Add heeng and mustard seeds and allow to sputter. Now add the sesame seeds and add in the muthia. Mix well to coat all muthia and let them brown a bit. Turn off the heat and serve hot with green chutney.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Methi Muthia Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 10.3%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 45.5%
Iron 48.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.