Muthiya is a delicious Gujarathi tea-time snack recipe. Most versions of muthiya are made with whole wheat flour. I have replaced it with jowar (sorghum) flour and oats in this recipe to make it healthier and gluten free.
Jowar is a great source of protein, iron, fibre. It is good for bone health, helps control blood sugar levels and is beneficial for diabetes and weight loss.
Also, two common ways of making muthiya is to either deep fry or steam and shallow fry them. While the deep fried ones are usually made for adding in curries, the steamed ones taste better as a snack.
I have steamed the muthiyas and fried them with just a teaspoon of oil to make this a low-fat snack recipe. I’ve also skipped garlic here to make a Jain version of this Methi Muthiya.
I needed around half a cup of water to make the dough. Also, since the flours are gluten free, the dough won’t be sticky and you won’t really need oil while kneading.