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methi badilu - methi muthiya
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Menthikura Badilu

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi

Ingredients

For making badilu or muthiyas

  • 1 cup tightly packed methi leaves
  • 1 cup besan flour
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of hing

For making curry

  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 2-3 tbsp dry coconut powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

For making badilu

  • Take finely chopped methi leaves, besan flour, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander seeds powder, cumin seeds, salt, hing and oil in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything well and form a dough using very little water. You should be able to make small tikkis with dough. I have used around 3 tsp of water.
  • Now make small 1- inch sized tikkis with the dough. You will get around 30 tikkis with 1 cup of flour.
  • Apply little oil to the steamer plate with little oil so that tikkis won't stick to it. Add these tikkis to the steamer.
  • Steam them for around 8 to 10 minutes till they are cooked completely.

For making methi badilu curry

  • Heat a kadai and add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
  • Once they start to splutter, add chopped onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to onions. Mix well and let it fry for a minute or so.
  • Add steamed badilu or muthiya to the kadai and let the fry for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Add 2 or 3 tbsp of grated dry coconut to the kadai and mix well.
  • Let it fry for 2 more minutes and the dish is ready to serve..!!