Dec 26, 2015

Spinach Muthia Recipe - Spinach Dumplings for Kids & Toddlers

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This is my little ones favourite. I make this often as her snack and she loves it. I thought of sharing it with you because many of you have been asking me the recipe when i shared it in my instagram, BTW if you are not following me on instagram, i think you have to follow..Each time i change the veggies in this, i make this using cabbage, carrots, zucchini as well. Will share all the version soon..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Makes : 8 to 10 dumplings


Ghee - 2 tsp
Spinach - 2 cups chopped finely
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 1/2 cup
Wheat Flour / Atta - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds ./ Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Water - 2 to 3 tblspn as needed
Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp optional


Take all the ingredients except ghee and sesame seeds in a bowl and mix well to a sticky dough.

Now grease your hands and take small portion from it and shape it into dumpling.

Place it in a greased steamer plate and steam for 8 to 10 mins on low heat.

Now remove it and set aside.

Heat ghee in a pan, add these dumplings and saute for 2 mins till it gets little crispy, now sprinkle sesame seeds and toss well.


Wash your spinach really well

chop it very finely and set aside

take it in a bowl

add in gram flour

add in little wheat flour

Add in turmeric powder

Add in salt

add little sugar

add in cumin

and a pinch of chilli powder

mix well..if you want you can add very little water

take small portion and shape like this

place it in a steamer plate

steam till done

Heat ghee in a pan 

Add these dumplings in

cook till it turns lightly golden

add in sesame seeds

toss well



  1. Hi Aarthi, I tried making muthia once using a similar recipe. But it came out very hard. Could you tell me what might have gone wrong?

  2. I do not have steamer plate. Any other way to cook it?in microwave?

  3. @deepsyes u can cook it in microwave steaming

  4. @Anonymousif u steam it longer then it may turn hard


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