Today happens to be Day 7 - the last day of BM#4. And here I am with baked muthias, a guilt free snack for everyone including diabetics.
Traditionally the fist shaped methi muthias are steamed / fried and are served as an evening snack or used in Gujarati style vegetable dishes like undhiyu. However this version I found over Ashwini's blog requires baking and is almost fat free. If you prefer some spicy and non-greasy snacks with your evening coffee /tea, then these are a perfect choice. Though these look like cookies, they do not need the traditional baking ingredients like the flour, butter, sugar or eggs. They are spicy cookies with Indian flavors written all over them. Dried fenugreek leaves, cumin and ginger assert their presence in these whole some cookies made with wheat - chickpea flour combo. Try them and I promise that you would not be disappointed.
And my other posts during this marathon have been
1. Bread Semolina Sandwich
2. Multi Grain - Legume Crepes
3. Quinoa Upma and Who am I
4. Two minute Ragi Drink
5. Panchmel / Panchratan Dal
6. Diabetes Basics
Ingredients to make 6: (I usually double the ingredients)
5 tbsp whole wheat flour
5 tbsp chickpea flour
1 1/2 tbsp dried fenugreek (kasoori methi)
1-2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste (I made a paste with 1 green chilli + 1 inch piece of ginger. Can reduce / omit if serving kids.)
1 tsp cumin, crushed coarsely
1/4 tsp pepper
Asafoetida (a pinch)
1.5 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Note: I have seen the baked version using the fresh fenugreek leaves in other websites but I haven't tried.
* Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and adding a few Tbsp of water, knead into soft dough.
* Preheat oven to 400°F.
* Divide the dough into six portions. Roll each portion between your palms to a ball and shape into a flat circle.
* Place on a greased baking dish.
* Bake for about 10 minutes or until the muthias slightly brown on top. Turn over and bake for 4 -5 minutes, if preferred.
Another look at the muthias. They were spicy enough to be served alone along with some bounvita (my favorite drink :)) in the evening.
The other bloggers who are participating in this marathon are
Diabetes Diet/Management: Kamalika, Smitha
Kid Friendly Recipes: Anusha, Cool Lassi(e)
Seven Days of Soup: Priya Suresh
Seven Days of Indian Bread: Jayasree, Pavani
Seven Days of Cakes: Priya Vasu
Seven Days of Preserves: Gayathri Kumar, Vaishali
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Mahadevan, Srivalli
This goes to Design a Menu - 2nd Edition as an appetizer using whole wheat flour.