Oats Methi Muthia

Oats Methi Muthia

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This recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case.

Using oats and methi to make the popular Gujarati snack makes it a wonder dish for diabetics . Since both oats and methi are rich in fibre, they help control blood sugar levels.

Steaming ensures minimal use of oil making this a great option for weight-watchers too.

The oats methi muthia is also a winner in the flavour and aroma categories, and will go on to top the charts if you serve with green chutney for added zing!

Oats Methi Muthia recipe - How to make Oats Methi Muthia

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Ingredients
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  1. Combine the oats, fenugreek leaves, semolina, curds, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, turmeric powder, green chilli paste, asafoetida and salt in a 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 approximately 150 mm. (6") in length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
  3. Arrange the rolls on a sieve and steam in a steamer on a high flame for 10 minutes. Remove and keep aside to cool slightly for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut into 12 mm. (½”) slices and keep aside.
  5. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Pour the tempering over the muthia pieces and toss it lightly.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy133 cal
Protein5.4 g
Carbohydrates20.6 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium23.5 mg
Oats Methi Muthia (Diabetic and Heart-Friendly) Video by Tarla Dalal
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Like oats methi muthia

  1. The Muthiya or Muthia are popular Gujarati savoury snacks. They are mostly steamed and very nutritious but, you can even fry them to make a crispy evening snack. They can be eaten as an evening snack with tea or for breakfast. You can incorporate a myriad of vegetables, spices and flours to make muthiya recipe variations. Here are some popular muthia recipes from our website :

Dough of oats methi muthia

  1. For the dough of oats methi muthia, transfer the quick cooking rolled oats to a mixer jar.
  2. Coarsely powder them by blitzing once or twice and transfer it to a deep bowl. Oats are not only rich in fibre but, good for people suffering from diabetes and blood pressure. Check out this article on https://www.tarladalal.com/article-why-oats-are-good-for-you-93 to learn more.
  3. Add the fenugreek leaves. They have been washed and chopped before adding to the muthia dough. Methi leaves are rich in antioxidants and good for heart, digestive system.
  4. Add semolina for a coarse grainy mouthfeel.
  5. Add curd to keep the oats methi muthia soft.
  6. Add chilli powder.
  7. Add coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  8. Add turmeric powder.
  9. Add green chilli paste for an added spice.
  10. Add asafoetida.
  11. Add salt.
  12. Add 1-2 tbsp water if required to combine the dough.
  13. Mix well and knead into a soft dough. The dough should not be sticky.
  14. Divide the oats fenugreek muthia dough into 2 equal portions.
  15. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll of approximately 150 mm. (6") in length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter.
  16. Steam in a steamer on a high flame for 10 minutes
  17. Insert a knife in the center to check if it comes out clean and the oats muthias are cooked well or no.
  18. Remove and keep aside to cool slightly for 10 minutes.
  19. Cut into 12 mm. (½”) slices and keep aside.

tempering of oats methi muthiya

  1. For the tempering of oats methi muthia, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan
  2. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds.
  4. Cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds
  5. Pour the tempering over the oats muthia pieces and toss it lightly.
  6. Serve the oats methi muthia hot with green chutney.

Oats Methi Muthia – A Fiber Rich Snack

  1. Oats Methi Muthia – A Fiber Rich Snack for Diabetes and Heart Patients.   Oats and Methi the two important ingredient of this famous Gujarati snack recipe are extremely diabetic-friendly. 
  2. Oats abounds in beta-glucagon which delays the rise in blood glucose levels, while the fenugreek is known to improve insulin response. Both these ingredients are fairly suitable for diabetics and healthy heart as well. 
  3. The fiber in them helps to keep cholesterol under check and curb weight gain too. Two tbsp of semolina, though refined, has been in these muthia. This is because it gives the necessary binding, else the muthia will break open while steaming. 
  4. Temper oats methi muthiya in minimal oil as mentioned in the recipe and serve them with green chutney. For diabetics the suggested serving size is half.

Reviews

Oats Methi Muthia
 on 21 Sep 19 07:44 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
22 Sep 19 11:28 AM
   Deepa , thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked this healthy muthia.
Oats Methi Muthia
 on 11 Jun 16 03:25 PM
5

Awsum taste with full of fibre and much liked . Thanks Jee
Tarla Dalal
13 Jun 16 09:51 AM
   Hi Shama , we are delighted you loved the Oats Methi Muthia recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Oats Methi Muthia
 on 09 Jan 14 03:05 PM
5

A steamed low cal snack with the goodness of fibre from oats and ready for serving in just 10 minutes... Worth a try!!