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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oats and Cabbage Muthias

This is my entry for WBB#13 brainchild of Nandita of Saffron trail
and hosted by Madhuli of My Food Court.
This is a simple and nutritious recipe.
I wanted something different for this event as I do not like sweet stuff for breakfast. So here is the savory muthias.
Oats, like any other varieties of grains, belong to the Graminae family (grasses)'s called 'Jai' in Hindi and Jav in Gujarati.
I used the quick oats and gave it couple of pulses in a processor to make it coarse flour like consistency
and also used little bit of wheat flour to bind the dough.
Here is the recipe:

For the muthias:
1 cup grated cabbage
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
5 tbsp low fat curds
1 tbsp chopped coriander
juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 large cloves garlic, grated (optional)
½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
a pinch of baking soda
sugar to taste (optional)
salt to taste

For the tempering:

1 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp sesame seeds
¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp chopped coriander For the garnish
oil for greasing

Combine all the ingredients for muthias in a bowl and knead to make a soft dough using very little water as Cabbage has lot of moisture. (Don't let the dough rest as it will get all watery and gooey because of the oats and cabbage). Divide the dough into a 3 equal parts and shape each portion into a cylindrical roll. Place the rolls on a greased steamer and steam for 10 to 12 minutes till firm. Remove, cool and cut into thick slices.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the sesame seeds and asafoetida . Add the sliced muthias and sauté over a low flame till they are lightly browned. Serve hot, garnished with the coriander.
P.S. Before you make the dough for muthias have all the ingredients ready and set water to boil in a big pot in which you will steam the muthias and grease the steamer so when your dough is ready you can steam the muthias.


Richa said...

hey that is so nutritious and have always liked muthia, wud like to try this sometime, i've those 1 min oats :)

Suganya said...

Do the muthias still have the oats' texture?

bee said...

what a great idea. we make muthias often. will try this version.

musical said...

Fantastic! Lovely twist to one of my favorite b'fasts! Have to try it this weekend.

Thanks a ton, Pintoo!

Cynthia said...

That's a great tip to pulse the oats to make it like flour to combine. Thanks.

archana said...

I liked your idea of making Muthias with oats :)I would love to eat oats cooked in this manner.

Jyothsna said...

great idea!

madhuli said...

That's such a great idea. I never thought one could add oats to Muthia! Thanks. Just one request can you pls. mail me at: m.foodcourt@gmail.com. I haven't received your mail. Thanks a lot for participating with your wonderful Muthias.

Saju said...

The muthias look amazing, making me feel very hungry!

Sharmi said...

Hi first time in your blog and loved your recipes. esp. being it all vegetarian. very healthy Muthias in fact.

Foodie said...

Thanks, Richa, Suganya, bee, musical, cynthia, archana, jyothsna,madhuli, saju and sharmi for all your wonderful comments.
You can make this same dhokla with other flours too. Like buckwheat flour, soyflour, jowar flour. You might need little bit of whole wheat flour or besan to bind the dough.
thank you all again.

Asha said...

OOOH!! This recipe I love! How creative,very nice.Muthias look delicious.

Mishmash ! said...

I learnt about Muthias through Trupti's blog...and your version of pulsing the oats and using wheat flour looks like more of a healthier version! Good one!


Kajal said...

I never try cabbage in muthias.....Muthias looks very crispy.:)

Priyanka said...

Great recipe. GOes on my to-do-list. thanks for sharing.

Rachna said...

hey ive seen muthias all over the blogoshpere, and never made, this one makes me wanna go for it and try... thanku

Anonymous said...

I never leave comments unless I have tried a recipe. I am not a blogger. I have been wanting to try this recipe for more than a year now, and just tried this recipe at last.
Not only is this innovative orinigal, healthy, it tastes awesome too. Perfect measurements, and the tip to bind and immediately steam is a winner.
I am not sure if you check comments for this old post, Just wanted to convey my appreciation.

Kaushalya said...

First time in your blog.. liked it very much... vegs and good recipes. i liked muthias , beet and oats.
one suggestion.. the colour combination of the blog (balck and blue) makes it difficult to read...