Karela Muthias

Karela Muthias

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Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low Calorie Green Chutney.

Karela Muthias recipe - How to make Karela Muthias

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup grated bitter gourd (karela) , unpeeled (refer handy tip)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp low-fat curds (dahi)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 cup jowar (white millet) flour
1/2 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
low calorie green chutney

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using little water.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and shape each portion into a cylindrical roll of 150 mm. (6") in length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
  3. Steam the rolls in a steamer for 15 minutes or till the knife comes out clean.
  4. Cool slightly and slice the muthias into 12 mm ( ½”) pieces and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. For the tempering, heat oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle add asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the muthia pieces, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with green chutney.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. While grating the bitter gourd, start grating without peeling and avoid including the white portion and seeds inside it.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy148 cal
Protein6.4 g
Carbohydrates24.2 g
Fiber5.4 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0.6 mg
Sodium18.9 mg
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      1. Q. Can i use only wheat flour and besan instead of jowar flour to make the Karela Muthias? Yes, you can make it using only whole wheat flour and besan and eliminate the jowar flour. Use 1/2 cup of wheat flour. 


      Karela Muthias
       on 04 Dec 19 07:26 PM

      Ma''am this recipe luks super yum...what can I use instead of besan??? Can I use jowar and ragi or jowar and wheat flour??
      Tarla Dalal
      05 Dec 19 10:48 AM
         Hi, You can use jowar or ragi or wheat flour. Do try the recipe with this variation and give us the feedback..
      Karela Muthias
       on 04 Dec 19 05:19 AM

      I have made this recipe, it was delicious. I am diabetic so this is good for me . Thanks .
      Tarla Dalal
      04 Dec 19 09:12 AM
         Hi, Happy to know you have liked the recipe.. Do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback..
      Karela Muthias
       on 19 Oct 17 03:35 PM

      Karela Muthias
       on 21 Sep 17 03:45 PM

      Can we make these muthias without jowar flour?
      Tarla Dalal
      21 Sep 17 04:33 PM
         Hi, Yes you can use more whole wheat flour then..
      Karela Muthias
       on 24 Aug 16 08:38 PM

      This is a unique variation of using Karela. I was skeptical as to how the Muthias would taste when I read the recipe but I had Karela and so decided to prepare the recipe. However it was a bit bitter, everyone enjoyed the Muthias with Green chutney.
      Tarla Dalal
      02 Sep 16 01:35 PM
         Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Karela Muthias recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
      Karela Muthias
       on 21 May 14 01:58 PM

      These steamed Karela Muthias are simply delicious... with a slight lingering after taste of Karela.... which to my surprise is quite pleasant... ad using jowar flour was a great idea as you dont even feel the difference.... I think this is a great evening snack..
      Karela Muthias
       on 03 Sep 12 10:12 AM

      Karela and jowar flour Muthias flavored with onions and garlic and curds to give that sourness. Nice breakfast snack.