Oats,Quinoa and Methi Muthiya

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Dudhi na Muthiya , Methi Muthiya or rice and methi muthiya is a healthy Gujerati dish which can be served as a snack, breakfast, in a lunchbox or brunch with tea, coffee or chutney, kids might enjoy with milkshake or chaas ( buttermilk ). A perfect spicy snack always satisfies any soul ! This time I used couple more nutritious ingredients, which are Oats and Quinoa.

You will need :-
  •  3-4 cup methi ( fenugreek leaves ) cleaned, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bajri flour ( finger millet flour )
  • 2-3 tbsp. semolina
  • 2-3 tbsp. gram flour
  • 1 tbsp. rice flour
  • 2 tbsp. oil ( moin )
  • Pinch soda bi carb
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp. ginger and green chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup sour yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice or amchoor powder
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1-2 red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ajwain ( carom seeds )
  • 2 tsp. cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
You will need for vaghar and garnishing :-
  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. hing
  • 2 sprigs curry patta
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 3-4 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp. desiccated coconut
  • Hand full of fresh chopped coriander 

Method :-
First lightly roast oats and quinoa for 3-4 minute.
Let it cool and grind to a coarse flour.
Place rest of the muthiya ingredients in a big bowl.
Mix very well to make a dough, using little water.
Dough should not be too soft.
Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 2-3 parts.
Then pressing in your fists into cylindrical shapes and place in a steamer.
Whichever method you prefer. Insert a knife after 20-30 mins and see that it comes out clean, meaning its cooked.
Let it cool a little and slice each roll into thin oval-shaped pieces.
For vaghar heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, after they splutter add rest of the ingredients except coconut and coriander.
After few seconds add cut muthiya pieces and mix gently and sauté them for few minutes or until they get slightly golden brown.
Switch off the heat, garnish it with coconut and coriander.
Enjoy with masala tea ( my favourite combination ) or your choice of dip.

Thank you for stopping by :)


  1. This is what I call a healthy and tasty looking oats preparation.

  2. Hi Jagruti,

    I have a celiac friend who would love this and so is there a substitute I can use to make it without wheat ?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    1. Hi Mala
      Thank you for visiting. I am sorry, I am not a right person to answer your query as I have no idea about what you can use instead of wheat, but you can Omit wheat flour totally if you like, maybe there will be little taste difference. Hope this helps. All the best x

    2. Hi - We are gluten free as well. I use Juwar flour and add a grated potato as a binding ingredient. We love the farali muthiya recipe on this site as well - that is totally gluten free.

  3. Most countries are blessed with beautiful nature...woodlands, green pastures, valleys, beaches etc. Walking in these natural beautiful places brings you closer to the Creator. Love the idea of adding quinoa and oats to the muthiya. Awesome recipe.

  4. I don't have quinoa. What is its substitution or should I totally replace it ??

    1. You can omit quinoa if you don't have it.


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