Karela muthia

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Starter | Tags: , , , |

Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels.
Serve them hot, along with Low Calorie Green Chutney.

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
½ cup karela (bitter gourd), finely chopped, with the peel
1/3 cup onions, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tablespoon low fat curds
¼ cup jowar flour (white millet flour)
¼ cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
½ cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
1/8 teaspoon soda bi-carb
salt to taste
For the tempering
½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon oil
For the garnish
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
Method
1. Combine all the ingredients except the soda bi-carb in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
2. Add the soda bi-carb and mix well.
3. Place the dough on a steamer and steam for 10 to 12 minutes or till a knife inserted into the muthia comes out clean.
4. Cool, cut into 25 mm. (1″) cubes and keep aside.
For the tempering
1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
2. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and then the pieces of muthia. Sauté them over a medium flame till they are lightly browned.
3. Serve immediately, garnished with the coriander.
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