Cabbage Jowar Muthias

Cabbage Jowar Muthias

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Muthias are an all-time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new.

These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc.

This version uses cabbage and jowar flour to provide you with plenty of fibre and flavour. You can try eating these to lower down your caloric intake but do remember to limit the oil used for the tempering.

These muthias make a great snack, accompanied by a fruit or a fruit juice.

You can also try other snacks like Amiri Khaman or Khandvi .

Cabbage Jowar Muthias recipe - How to make Cabbage Jowar Muthias

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings

  1. Combine the cabbage, jowar flour, curds, coriander, lemon juice, ginger-green chilli paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, ¼ tsp of asafoetida and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using approx. ¼ cup of water.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and shape each portion into 125 mm. (5") cylindrical roll.
  3. Arrange both the rolls on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, cut each roll into 13 mm. (½”) thick slices and keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the remaining ¼ tsp of asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
  7. Add the sliced muthias, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour, while tossing gently and occasionally.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy146 cal
Protein4.6 g
Carbohydrates26.4 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat2.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium16.3 mg
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Like Cabbage Muthiya

  1. Like Cabbage Muthiya the check our Muthia variations which are popular Gujarati savoury snacks. They are mostly steamed and very nutritious but, you can even fry them to make a crispy evening snack. This recipe is a Low Fat Cabbage Muthia made with low fat curds, ZERO sugar and less oil. They can be eaten as an evening snack with tea or for breakfast with chutney. You can incorporate a myriad of vegetables, spices and flours to make muthiya recipe variations. Here are some popular muthia recipes from our website :

For the dough of cabbage muthias

  1. For the dough of low fat cabbage muthias, take almost ½ the cabbage and grate it using a grater.
  2. In a deep bowl put the grated cabbage. Bottle gourd, spinach, carrots, fenugreek leaves can also be added to fortify the cabbage muthia recipe.
  3. Add the jowar flour. Read about the nutritional benefits of 17 Amazing Health Benefits of Jowar Flour. Also, you can make use of other healthy flours like atta, bajra flour, besan or even nachni flour.
  4. Add the low fat curds. We have used low fat curds as this will make the cabbage muthia recipe healthier. See our recipe of homemade low fat curds
  5. Add the coriander.
  6. Add the lemon juice.
  7. Add the ginger-green chilli paste. Learn how to make that stays fresh for upto a month.
  8. Aslo, add the garlic paste.
  9. Add the turmeric powder.
  10. Add ¼ tsp of asafoetida. Though muthias are a light snack but, the hing aids in digestion.
  11. Add the salt. Since this is a healthy muthia recipe, it is optional for you to use sugar. Sugar balances out all the other flavours, but if you dislike then skip adding sugar.
  12. Mix everything well using your hands.
  13. Knead into a soft dough using approx. ½ cup of water. Also, if the mixture becomes too watery/gooey, you can add more flour until all the ingredients come together as a soft dough. You should be able to give it a cylindrical roll shape when you grip the mixture between your hands.

How to make cabbage jowar muthiya

  1. Divide the Gujarati cabbage muthiya dough into 2 equal portions. Remember to make the dumplings as soon as the dough is mixed, otherwise water tends to ooze out making the dough soft and sticky.
  2. Shape each portion into 125 mm. (5") cylindrical roll. If you are facing difficulties in shaping the kobi muthia then apply little oil on your palms.

For steaming the cabbage jowar muthia

  1. Grease a sieve with oil using a brush. This prevents the muthia from sticking to the plate. Also, heat the water in a steamer.
  2. Arrange both the kobi jowar muthia rolls on a greased sieve. Keep proper distance between both the rolls while placing them so they do not stick to each other   on steaming. If you do not have a dhokla steamer, you can steam the cabbage jowar muthia in a pressure cooker without whistle or in a pan with little water and keep this sieve with muthiya in the pan and steam it by covering the pan with a lid.
  3. Steam in a steamer for 20 to 25 minutes. If they appear soggy after steaming, steam again for a few more minutes, but remember that it does tend to firm up slightly on cooling.
  4. Insert a toothpick or knife to check if it comes out clean. Allow the cabbage jowar muthiya to cool completely. If you try to slice while they are hot, the muthiya tend to crumble and break. Once cooled, cut each roll into 13 mm. (½”) thick slices and keep aside.

Tempering the cabbage muthia

  1. While tempering the cabbage muthia is optional, I would suggest you to do it as it enhances the flavour greatly. For tempering the bafela cabbage muthias, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan. Once the oil is moderately hot, add the cumin seeds. Also, you can add sesame seeds and mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the remaining ¼ tsp of asafoetida.
  3. Add the curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.
  4. Add the sliced muthias.
  5. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour, while tossing gently and occasionally. If you want slightly crisp muthiyas then cook it for a longer period of time.
  6. Garnish the kobi na muthiya with coriander and serve hot with green chutney. Also, you can garnish with freshly grated coconut.
  7. If you enjoyed this recipe of cabbage jowar muthia, then also check out other Gujarati farsaan recipes like : Bajra Dhebra Recipe, Mag Dal Ni Kachori, Mixed Vegetable Handvo


Cabbage Jowar Muthias
 on 30 Jan 18 09:25 PM

I had tried this and becomes so tasty .....thanks for your recipies ma''am...perfect guide to learn and upgrade cooking skills....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
 on 24 Jan 18 03:10 PM

Hi. I can''t eat curd or yogurt due to some dietary issues. What can I add instead of curd to this recipe?
Tarla Dalal
25 Jan 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Ruchi, We have many muthia recipes that you can try...
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
 on 17 Nov 17 10:50 AM

Thanks for this recipe and my family just love these healthy Muthia which we have as part of our meal or as a snack when guests come. Recipes is high in protein and has good complex carbs which is great. Nice to see a nice Gujju healthy snack recipe.
Tarla Dalal
17 Nov 17 10:58 AM
   Glad you liked it.
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
 on 26 Oct 17 08:12 AM

Taste very dry in mouth.
Tarla Dalal
26 Oct 17 12:19 PM
   Hi Saloni, While you give tempering to the muthias, make sure you do not saute it for long.. It might turn dry..
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
 on 26 Nov 14 05:58 PM