September 25, 2008

Baked Methi Muthias (Fenugreek Crackers)


I enjoy having something savoury to snack on with my evening cup of tea. And if it is crunchy, I like it even better. Unfortunately, crunchy and savoury usually translates as deep-fried or very high in fat, which is definitely not good on a regular basis.
So I am always on the look out for healthy snacks which will satisfy my craving for “crunch” without the fat and all those calories.

I had bookmarked these Methi Muthias from Ashwini’s Food For Thought, sometime back but got around to finally making them just this week.
Muthias are a Gujarathi preparation of dumplings which are usually steamed or deep-fried. They are eaten with chutney or sometimes feature as in ingredient in other recipes.




I mostly followed Ashwini’s recipe and the only changes I made were to increase the flour quantities a bit, reduce the kasuri methi by ½ tsp, increase the amount of black pepper and I also added 1 tsp of sugar to offset the bitterness of the methi.
I also rolled out the dough and cut out rounds using a cookie cutter, hence the crackers.

These methi muthia crackers (for want of a better name) were crisp and very nicely flavoured with fenugreek with no bitter after-taste. I think they pair perfectly with my evening tea. If you are not used to fenugreek leaves (the dry leaves are much more bitter than fresh ones), these might not find favour with you. My version of Ashwini’s recipe is here.

These crackers go to Kittie of Kittens in the Kitchen who is hosting Think Spice, Think Fenugreek this month.

23 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Looks crispy?There was no bitterness right?

Aparna said...

CL,
That was quick!
No, no bitterness at all. I just updated my post to include that. Thanks.

sunita said...

Aparna, what a wonderful snack that is :-)

kittie said...

As someone who also loves savoury crunch, these look great. Lovely photo too :)

Thanks for sending to Think Spice!

Nags said...

wow! fenugreek crackers? thats unique.

Cham said...

Never had one before, gorgeous crackers

Mandira said...

baked is the magic word... will have to try it soon. Looks delicious.

Ivy said...

They look nice and crispy. Did you know that methi means "makes you drunk" in Greek?

Sunshinemom said...

These taste great and your picture just shows it off so well! I make them during Diwali, - plain mathris and methi mathri!

Usha said...

Hi how amazing is this just this week I baked crackers to satisfy my need for "crunch" and here you have a wonderful one on your blog...looks good ...will give it a try :)

Lisa said...

These look lovely. I really enjoy savory treats like this and I'm a big fan of fenugreek. I'll have to give these a try.

vivari said...

hi aparna
these look yummy
will try them
vivari
www.like2enjoy.blogspot.com

karuna said...

nice. a perfect snack. healthy and tasty.

bee said...

i made these two weeks ago. they are awesome.

Susan said...

Oh, I do love fenugreek, bitter or otherwise. Methi is a grand taste and fragrance. I have a bag of dried leaves in my stash. These look incredible, Aparna.

jayasree said...

These are my kind of crackers. Looks very crisp. Bookmarked.

sra said...

I've had these, don't remember where from. I love the taste of methi in savouries.

Pearlsofeast said...

Aparna, tell me one thing, u post doesn't get updated in TOI, I miss all of these lovely ones.The crackers are awesome.

Redchillies said...

This is a very nice recipe, healthy and savory. Thanks to Ashwini and also you Aparna for trying and sharing.I am bookmarking this too to try out soon.

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect with tea..

Aparna said...

Didn't know that, Ivy. But I can guarantee you that these won't make you drunk.

Nice Diwali snack idea, Harini.

No Shibani, my posts aren't getting updated on TOI. Everytime I leave a request, things are ok for a post or two, then they stop getting updated.
Maybe you could subscribe by e-mail or use a reader to get my posts.

Priya said...

thanks to your post Aparna I enjoyed this lovely snack last weekend :)

Aparna said...

Great you liked them too, Priya.