While I am quite terrible at math, the one thing I quite enjoyed in calculus was finding derivatives. This business of examining stuff over infinitesimally small intervals is intriguing. Fabulous, no! Life is perfect and makes complete sense in infinitesimally small intervals. Bliss, gentle reader, exists in small bites.

Such is the tale of dimunitive delights featured above. The spicy, piquant goodness that we know as muthias.

Heres what I did:
I followed
Coffee's recipe from The Spice Cafe. I used spinach and beet greens. I made the dough with a combination of besan, whole wheat and barley flour. I've also used Trupti's recipe with great success, especially the addition of yoghurt / pickle oil. They both have the spice combination down just right.

The verdict:
Quick savory snack. I've steamed a bunch and frozen them. Aisles of chips hold no charms for me any more! Its hard to get bored with these little fellows because you can keep varying the vegetables, spices and flours.

Recipe links:
In additon to Trupti and Coffee's recipes, here are a couple of my favorites:
Methi Muthia
A microwave version

Find more bite-sized delights at
Monthly Mingle, hosted by Mansi and Meeta. See you at the round-up!


Celine said...

these are lovely! and math isn't. it's one of my most potent pet peeves, along with sewing machines of doom.

Asha said...

Muthias has been in my list for a long time. Looks good. I have never tasted these before, so I probably make just enough for one person!:)

The Cooking Ninja said...

Math isn't my strongest subject either. In fact, I feel like an air-head when it comes to maths.

Those looks good. I will have to try it out on a small quantity or else I will be the only ended up eating all of it.

Lori said...

Hi- I just wanted to say hello. I saw you were from Rochester on Tartelette's SHF. I live in Rochester as well.

You have a nice blog!

Coffee said...

I am glad you liked it. :) Additing of pickle oil was a good tip!

Rachel said...

Ha Ha! My math is worse girl....
The muthias looks lovely

Lore said...

Looking GOOD! They have a massive potential for keeping me away from the chips aisle :)

Mansi Desai said...

Muthiya is one of my favorite foods! oh! thanks so much for sending this in Smita..and now you've also inspired me to make some tonight!:)

TS said...

those are awesome!

have you tried them with some masala chai? oh man, it is good.


TS said...

oh, and I am allergic to math. I literally break out in hives.

Mallika said...

I've never made muthias. Would you say they were easy?

ServesYouRight said...

Celine - Thank you! And I totally share your hottor of sewing machines :-)

Asha - Thanks! The first time I made them, I couldn't help comparing them to kothimbir wadi that my maharashtrian friends make.

C-ninja: Go forth and enjoy :-)

ServesYouRight said...

Lori - Thank you for stopping by! Small world!

Coffee - Kem cho?!! You're a fricking genius. I love your gujju recipes - they turn out SOOO tasty :-)

Rachel - Thanks :-)

Lore - Thanks! The chips are always calling out to me :-)

ServesYouRight said...

Mansi - Thank you! You are so productive! Love your blog!

TS - ooh - thank you for the recipe and the ideas!

ServesYouRight said...

Mallika - ummm, good question. While they're harder than toasting pita bread to make pita chips but WAY easier than the deep fried goodness of bhajiyas, samosas, cutlets, patties and other "typical", (advance apologies for sounding like a food snob) often greasy, finger foods.


Sangeetha said...

I have never had muthias before and am so tempted to try them out ASAP! I like your "nutritious" touch even in snacking!

delhibelle said...

Love both-math & muthiyas, after friends demystified them!
Yours look delicious. Bye Bye chips !

ServesYouRight said...

Sangeetha - go for it :-) Your 'maharashtrian' side will notice the resemblance to kothimbir wadi :-)

Delhibelle - wow, a math-lover!!!