Friday, 5 May 2017

Cheesy Methi Balls

This is my variation to the classic gujarati snack "Methi Muthia" . Here i have stuffed the prepared methi dough with a cube of cheese and it tastes delicious and even kids enjoy the healthy fenugreek leaves without any complaint.

Preparation time: 15 min.
Cooking time: 10 min.
Type: Appetizer

Serves: 4


For covering:

  • 150 gms fresh fenugreek leaves (methi)
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup water

For stuffing:

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (cut in 1/4" cubes)


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add hing, turmeric powder, red chilli powder.
  2. Immediately add chopped fenugreek leaves, cover and cook a little.
  3. Add salt and water. cook till methi is cooked.
  4. Add besan and keep stirring till a dough like consistency is formed.
  5. Keep aside to cool.
  6. Divide the mixture in lemon-sized balls.
  7. Place one cheese cube inside each ball and cover with the dough to make smooth round balls.
  8. Deep fry till golden brown.
  9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.