palak methi muthiya
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3 from 4 votes

Palak Methi Muthiya

Steamed savory dumplings of spinach and fresh fenugreek
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, snacks/starters, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: Gujarati Cuisine



  • 3 cup Spinach / Palak Finely chopped
  • 1.5 cup Fresh Fenugreek / Hari Methi Finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Gram flour / Besan
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat flour/atta
  • 2 tbsp Semolina / Sooji
  • 2 tbsp Pearl millet flour /Bajra aata
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt / Dahi
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • to taste Salt / Namak
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya

Tempering /Tadka /waghar/

  • 2.5 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai
  • 1.5 tsp sesame seeds /til
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 5 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch slit lengthwise


  • Wash and squeeze water from spinach and methi leaves and then chop them finely.
  • In a big bowl add the chopped leaves ,all the flours ,semolina,curd ,oil,soda ,1.5 tbsp lemon juice ,salt ,sugar ,ginger chili paste,cumin seeds and salt and mix well to make a soft dough.
  • If the mixture is too soft to handle then add some more gramflour and wheat flour.
  • Grease your palms and make long medium thick logs of about 6 inch and 1 inch diameter.
  • Boil about 2 glasses of water in a steamer and grease the sieve or plate which you will use for steaming.
  • When water start boiling place all the rolled logs in the steamer and then cover the pan and steam for about 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • When done remove the logs from then pan and let them cool down slightly.
  • Slice the steamed logs into medium size slices.
  • Tempering - heat oil in a broad deep pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and sesame seeds in it.
  • When seeds start to crackle then add asafoetida ,curry leaves and green chilies.
  • Now add the sliced muthiyas in it and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add 1.5 tbsp of lemon juice and fresh coriander and mix.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or mint chutney


Serving suggestions- Serve hot with fried green chili ,Coconut chutney or Mint chutney