Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia

Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia

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bajra onion muthiya recipe is exciting, super tasty, filling and easy to make – name your need and it will fit the bill. Learn how to make onion bajra muthiya.

To make bajra onion muthia, combine the bajra flour, onions, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds, ginger-green chilli paste, sugar, coriander, soda bi-carb, salt and 1 tsp of oil in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll approximately 100 mm. (4") length. Cut into 25 mm. (1") in diameter slices and keep aside. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the muthia pieces, ½ cup of water, mix gently and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring once in between. Add more ¼ cup of water, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 8 minutes or till all the water evaporates. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

While muthias can be prepared in varied methods ranging from baking and deep-frying to steaming, you will find that cooking them in a kadhai is not only convenient but also gives them a richer flavour and wonderful texture. Here we show you how to make amazing bajra onion muthia using a non-stick kadhai.

These Gujarati bajra muthia also have a tongue-tickling flavour thanks to peppy but readily-available spice powders, and are sure to be enjoyed by everybody.

For a health point of view, these healthy onion bajra muthiya are a good source of iron. A serving of this snack fulfils 13% of your day’s requirement of iron – a nutrient needed to avoid fatigue and keep you energetic through the day. Onion, the other main ingredient is heart-friendly. So these are a healthy snack option than deep-fried snacks.

With 3.8 g of fiber per serving, this muthiya recipe incredible taste and amazing mouth-feel. The fiber works as a broom and helps cleanse your digestive system. Enjoy them with green chutney.

Tips for bajra onion muthia. 1. Make the perfect semi-soft dough. Too soft dough might make cooking in water difficult. 2. It is important that you do not stir the muthias too often when they cook. Even though it might seem as if they are sticky or disintegrating when they cook, do not worry. Just continue cooking with an occasional stir, and you will end up with fabulous muthias. 3. Remember to serve immediately to enjoy their best flavours and texture.

We have many more delectable muthia recipes like- Palak and Doodhi Muthia, Mooli Muthia, Cabbage Jowar Muthias, Lapsi Methi Muthias and Doodhi Muthia.

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Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia recipe - How to make Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia

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Ingredients
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the bajra flour, onions, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds, ginger-green chilli paste, sugar, coriander, soda bi-carb, salt and 1 tsp of oil in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll approximately 100 mm. (4") length.
  3. Cut into 25 mm. (1") in diameter slices and keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the muthia pieces, ½ cup of water, mix gently and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring once in between.
  7. Add more ¼ cup of water, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 8 minutes or till all the water evaporates.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy174 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates24.5 g
Fiber3.8 g
Fat6.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5.5 mg
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    If you like bajra onion muthia
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For the dough of bajra onion muthia

    For the dough of bajra onion muthia
  1. To make bajra onion muthia recipe | Gujarati bajra muthiya | healthy onion bajra muthiya, first take 1 cup bajra (black millet) flour in a deep bowl. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics and healthy heart but to be had in restricted quantity and had with low fat curds or raita to minimise the carb impact. See here for the 18 benefits of bajra flour and why you should have it.
  2. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped onions to it. Ensure to chop them finely. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  3. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi). One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits.
  4. Add 1 tsp chilli powder
  5. Also add 2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder. The most common benefit of coriander cumin seeds powder known to many is to soothe the stomach, intestine and the entire digestive tract. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in the secretion of gastric juices. The presence of thymol in cumin seeds powder bags a part of its credit. It is also a good source of calcium. Coriander powder is known to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics. Cumin seeds powder, on the other hand, aids in weight loss. This powder also exhibits anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. 
  6. Add 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste. You can adjust the spice level as per your liking. Ginger green chilli paste together has many health benefits to offer. Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throatcold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too.
  7. Add 1/4 tsp sugar
  8. Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 
  9. Add 2 pinches of baking soda. This is for the muthias to turn soft. 
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Add 1 tsp of oil
  12. Mix well using your fingertips. 
  13. Add water to knead the dough. Remember to add water gradually. 
  14. Knead into a semi-soft dough. This means the dough should be neither too soft nor too stiff. 

For shaping and cutting the bajra onion muthia pieces

    For shaping and cutting the bajra onion muthia pieces
  1. For shaping and cutting the bajra onion muthia recipe | Gujarati bajra muthiya | healthy onion bajra muthiya, apply a little oil on your hands. This is to avoid the dough from sticking to your hands. 
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  3. Shape a portion into a cylindrical roll of approximately 100 mm. (4") length.
  4. Repeat the same with all the remaining portions.
  5. Place a roll on the chopping board and cut into 25 mm. (1") in diameter slices using a sharp knife. 
  6. Similarly make slices from the remaining 7 pieces also and keep aside.

For the tempering of the bajra onion muthia

    For the tempering of the bajra onion muthia
  1. For the tempering the bajra onion muthia recipe | Gujarati bajra muthiya | healthy onion bajra muthiya, heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in a deep non-stick kadhai. 
  2. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson).
  3. When the seeds crackle, add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera). Cumin seeds are apparently a very good source of iron. A tbsp. of cumin seeds can fulfil nearly 20% of days iron requirement. Even small quantity of cumin seeds has huge amounts of calcium ( see calcium rich Indian foods ) – a bone supporting mineral. They aid is digestion, weight loss and help reduce inflammation. See detailed benefits of cumin seeds, jeera
  4. Add 7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta). Curry leaves have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties and is thus used widely in Ayurvedic medicines. These antioxidants may also show cancer preventive benefits. Curry leaves also aid in digestion and thus one can chew curry leaves when having a tummy ache. It helps in skin care too. Intake of curry leaves can promote clear and healthy skin as well as promote hair growth and prevent hair fall. 
  5. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing). The active compound 'coumarin' helps in managing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Asafoetida is known to have anti-bacterial properties, which helps to keep asthma at bay. Asafoetida is an age-old remedy for bloating and other stomach problems like flatulence. The best solution is to gulp down little hing with water or dissolve it in water and sip it. 
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

For cooking the bajra onion muthia

    For cooking the bajra onion muthia
  1. To the tempering, add the bajra onion muthia recipe | Gujarati bajra muthiya | healthy onion bajra muthiya pieces
  2. Add ½ cup of water for cooking. 
  3. Mix the muthia pieces gently. 
  4. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring once gently in between. Be very careful to stir the muthia pieces gently, else they might break. 
  5. Add more ¼ cup of water for further cooking. 
  6. Mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 8 minutes. You can stir gently in between to avoid it from sticking to the pan.
  7. The muthia is cooked when all the water evaporates and it has turned slight brown in colour.  
  8. Serve bajra onion muthia recipe | Gujarati bajra muthiya | healthy onion bajra muthiya immediately garnished with coriander.

Health Benefits of Bajra Onion Muthia

    Health Benefits of Bajra Onion Muthia
  1. Bajra Onion Muthia – A non-fried healthy snack.
  2. Being rich in fibre along with being devoid of deep frying and cooked with minimal oil, these muthias can be enjoyed by weight watchers, diabetics and heart patients. 
  3. Bajra is a good source of iron and thus this snack can help boost your haemoglobin levels. 
  4. Onions abound in antioxidant quercetin, which helps reduce inflammation in the body. 
  5. The fibre in it is also beneficial for a healthy gut. 
  6. Magnesium, phosphorus, B vitamins and zinc are other nutrients this muthia is rich in. 

Reviews

Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
 on 08 Dec 19 08:25 AM
5

I always love and make wholesome meals. I''m a maharashtrian. Tried this recipe and just loved it ! Simple, yet delicious and wholesome..
Tarla Dalal
09 Dec 19 05:14 PM
   Ashwini, we are delighted you liked the Bajra Onion Muthia recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
 on 13 Aug 18 05:35 PM
5

Tried the recipe and it turned out really tasty. This is one recipe I would like to make again in the future.
Tarla Dalal
14 Aug 18 08:55 AM
   Hi Seema, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
 on 25 Jun 18 03:01 PM
5

Very tasty....thanks for the recipe
Tarla Dalal
25 Jun 18 03:33 PM
   Hi Rajani, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
 on 26 Apr 18 08:21 PM
5

Does the muthia need to be steam cooked before the tempering?
Tarla Dalal
30 Apr 18 03:23 PM
   Hi Aesha, This is a different recipe were steaming is not necessary. Try this recipe and give us your feedback.
Bajra Onion Muthia, Bajra Onion Kadhai Muthia
 on 20 Mar 18 06:35 PM
5

What vegetable can be substituted in place of onions?
Tarla Dalal
21 Mar 18 09:01 AM
   Hi, You can add finely chopped cabbage instead of onions....
Bajra Onion Muthia ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 08 Feb 16 04:49 PM
5

Bajra onion Muthia.. I have never had muthia made from bajra.. I tried this recipe and it is really very nice.. perfect in taste.. and healthy also..
Tarla Dalal
28 Apr 18 03:57 PM
   Thank you for the feedback.
Bajra Onion Muthia ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 03 Feb 12 03:25 PM
4

It came out very well..indeed very tasty...but bajra stuck to the pan ( I was not using non stick pan) and hence, that crunchiness could not be achieved :D but overall a good option