Mooli muthia

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Pregnancy recipes, Snacks | Tags: , , |

Steamed radish dumplings make a delicious and nutritious snack.
Radish is one vegetable that most of us ignore inspite of it being a very good source of calcium, vitamin A and C and fibre. This recipe is a delicious way to include this much-ignored vegetable in your diet. If you don’t want to make these dumplings with radish, use grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) instead.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 15 mins.

Serves 2.

1 cup grated radish with the stems and leaves (finely chopped)
1/2 cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
1/2 cup jowar flour (white millet flour)
2 tablespoons curds (yoghurt)
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon green chilliginger paste
2 large cloves garlic, grated
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt to taste
For the tempering
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (til)
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
For the garnish
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
Other ingredients
oil for greasing
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead to make a batter-like soft dough.
2. Divide into 3 equal parts and roll each portion into a cylindrical shape approximately 125 mm. (5″) in length.
3. Place on a greased steaming dish and steam for 10 to 12 minutes till firm.
4. Remove, cool and cut into 25 mm. (1″) thick slices.
How to proceed
1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and sesame seeds.
2. Add the sliced muthias and sauté over a low flame till they are lightly browned.
3. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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