Muthia is a staple food of gujaratis.This dish can b eaten steamed or fried (after steaming); It is equally tasty either way. I have made this using bajra flour, steamed and shallow fried.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 2 to 3


  • Bajra / pearl millet flour: 1 cup
  • Onion: finely chopped 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Coriander leaves: finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Green chillies: 1 finely chopped
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste


  • In a bowl mix together bajra flour , onion, all dry spice powders , salt and little oil and make dough using little water.
  • Now make medium sized cylindrical rolls out of this dough.
  • Steam it for 5 mins.
  • Let it cool.
  • Chop it into small circles.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let it crackle.
  • Now add curry leaves and green chillies and saute.
  • Add the steamed muthia pieces into this and toss slightly.
  • Give it a toss in between.
  • Cook till it becomes slight golden brown.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.

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