Thursday, 25 July 2013

Methi Papaya na Muthiya મેથી પપાયા ના મુઠીયા

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  • Buy leaves/herbs that look fresh, and refrigerate to keep them from wilting. Fenugreek leaves are best when used in 3-4 days. Fenugreek seeds stay fresh for 6-7 months when stored in air-tight containers.
  • Chop off the roots and tougher stems. Use the leaves and tender part of the stems.
  • Rinse the leaves multiple times to remove any dirt/sand; or drop them in a large bowl of water and let sit for a minute until the dirt settles to the bottom, and then remove the leaves. Repeat a couple of times in clean water.
  • Steam the leaves to retain the vitamins and minerals.

We gujarati's love indulging ourselves in sweets, fried foods, mouth watering dishes and many more forms of snacks and one of them is Muthiya.  Muthiya name is derived from the way it is made, from gripping action of the hand. You can say it is gujarati version of sausage. There are many variations of Mutiya i.e. they are steamed, fried, stir fried. Basic ingredients are Channa aata (Besan), Methi, Salt, Turmeric, Chilli, Sugar / Jaggery, Oil and curd or tamrind paste.

Mine one is made of methi and raw papaya, it is rich in iron and vital nutrients and it is my Favourite because my hubby hates eating vegetables that turns soogy. Here goes my way to feed him the food he hates as curry in form of snack.

You can also make best use of leftover Rice, Khichdi or even moong to make muthiya's and if your kids hate to eat healthy vegetables you can add in this and make your own kid loving snack.

Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Serving: 6
Ingredients :
Fenugreek leaves (Methi) chopped  :  2 cups
Grated Raw Papaya                          : 1 cup
Leftover cooked rice                        : 1 cup
Besan / Channe ka atta                     : 3/4 cup
Suji / Rawa/ Semolina/ Semovita    : 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour                            : 1/4 cup
Rice flour                                          : 1/4 cup
Ajwain / Carom Seeds                      : 1 tbsp
Haldi / Turmeric Powder                  : 1 tsp
Salt                                                    : to taste
Jaggery (optional)                             : 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste                            : 1 tbsp
Chilli paste                                        : 2 tbsp or as per taste.
Oil                                                      : 1 tbsp
Oil                           : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds / Rai : 1/2 tsp
Sesame seed (Till)   : 1 tbsp
  1. Wash and chop Methi leaves.
  2. Peel and grate papaya.
  3. In a bowl mix in cooked rice, all the attas and oil and rub till well incorporated.
  4. Add in all the ingredients and mix well. As you mix papaya will leave water and this will bind the dough.
  5. If you find that the dough is too soft and sticking add some more rice flour.
  6. You can use steamer or any pot to steam the muthiya.
  7. Roll the muthiya into cylinder and put on a greased colander or plate.

  8. Steam them for 15 to 18 mins. You can check by using tooth pick method if the skewer comes out clean it means they are cooked.
  9. Let it cool for 5 mins and cut them into 1/2'' slices.
  10. In a wok or pan heat oil add mustard seeds.
  11. Add sesame seeds when mustard seeds crackle.
  12. Now add muthiya and toss for a minute.

  13. Serve hot muthiyas with green chutney or garlic chutney.
If you dont have colander or steamer you can use any big pot or kadhia, place ring or stand. Pour water till it covers stand, place a greased steel plate or any aluminum plate and cover the lid.
If using plate the steam for 2 or 3 mins more as it takes time to steam through plate as compare to steamer.

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Nutritional Benefits:
Raw Green Papaya is amazingly packed with vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. It contains vital nutrients including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E and B. The benefits of green papaya are not only it’s nutrient content though, it actually improves digestion and the uptake of nutrients, raising enzyme levels and improving assimilation. All of this aids in strengthening the body’s natural immune system.
Methi is rich in iron and as such very effective in treating anemia.
It is a very good source of roughage because is basically comprised of leaves. It will fulfill your body's fibre requirements abundantly.
Surprisingly, fenugreek is also a great source of protein and nicotinic acid. These nutrients lend benefits of fenugreek that are specific to hair. It foster hair growth and is good for the general health and shine of hair

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1 comment:

  1. that is so healthy and nutritious!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! Please add the links and the logo...



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