Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microwave Palak Muthiya

I have this microwave steamer/cooker which was screaming for my attention since ages. Srivalli's MEC:Greens did the trick!:-)

Microwave Palak Muthiya
Ingredients
1 bunch spinach, shredded
1 cup wheat flour
2 tbsp besan
2 tbsp bajra flour
2 tbsp jowar flour
1 tsp ginger-green chili paste
salt to taste
sugar to taste
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
A pinch of baking soda

Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Garnish
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut (optional)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method
1. Mix all the ingredients. Add water, little at a time, to make a stiff dough.
2. Roll into logs.
3. Fill the microwave steamer with water.
4. Grease the steaming rack with some oil. Place muthiya logs on the rack.
5. Place the rack inside the steamer. Cover with the lid.
6. Microwave for 5 minutes.
7. Let it stand for 1 minute.
8. Remove the lid. You will notice that the logs have swollen a little and should appear firm.
9. Let it cool down.
10. Slice according to your liking.
11. Add tempering on top.
12. Garnish with coconut, if using. Squeeze some lemon juice.

Note -
I prefer steamed muthiya with tempering on top. But it can also be shallow fried after steaming.

This is my contribution to Srivalli's MEC:Greens event.

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