Ragi spinach Muthiya recipe - Nachni spinach Muthiya Recipe - finger millet recipes - millet recipes - tea time recipes

Muthiya is one of the healthy Gujarati breakfast / teatime snack. It is traditionally done with wheat / besan flour. I wanted to try with variation esp with millet. I saw few recipes with Ragi. Since I had Ragi flour I decided to give it a try. To enhance nutritional value I decided to try with Spinach. It is perfect for breakfast / teatime snack.. This can be served as snack too.You can replace Nachni with Bajra too. I have followed Bottlegourd muthiya with slight modification Do try out and let me know

Ragi flour / Nachni flour / finger millet flour - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Besan flour - 2 tablespoon
baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Spinach  - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
oil - 2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Yogurt - 1 tablespoon
Mint leaves - few (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (Finely chopped)

Curry leaves few (Finely chopped)

For Seasoning

Oil - 2 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 or 2 (Chopped)
Sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
Hing / Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Powdered sugar - 2 teaspoon (optional)


Wash and chop spinach finely. 
Add 1 cup of Spinach and rest of ingredients under Ingredients section. Make a stiff dough with required water

Leave it aside for 30 mins. Grease your hand with oil. Make small logs. Grease idli plate with oil. Arrange logs

Steam it in idli cooker / plate for 10-12 mins or till it is cooked

Remove it and let it cool down. 
Once cool down slice it and keep it aside. 

Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add rest of the ingredients except sugar and coriander leaves. Add Sliced Muthiya and in medium flame cook till it is crisp. Turn it over.

Add sugar and mix well. Add coriander leaves & switch off

Serve hot with mint or sweet chutney