Radish/Mooli Muthia

Radish Muthia, also known as Mooli Muthia, is a traditional Indian dish made with grated radish and a mixture of flours. It is a popular dish in Gujarat and Maharashtra, and is often served as a snack or a breakfast dish. The muthias are steamed dumplings that are made by mixing grated radish, flours, spices, and herbs, and then steaming them until they are cooked through. They can also be fried or baked.


  • 1 cup grated radish
  • 1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chili paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 2-3 curry leaves


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the grated radish, besan, wheat flour, rice flour, ginger-green chili paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and oil. Mix well to form a dough.
  2. Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into cylindrical or oval shapes.
  3. Heat water in a steamer and place the muthias on a greased plate.
  4. Steam the muthias for 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  5. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Once they start to splutter, add the asafoetida and curry leaves.
  6. Add the steamed muthias to the pan and toss to coat them with the seasoning.
  7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with yogurt or chutney.

Mooli Muthia can also be deep fried or baked in the oven as an alternative to steaming.






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