Monday, August 17, 2009

Tameta muthiya shaak~tomato dumplings curry

Tameta muthiya shaak is typical gujarati delicacy. Though it requires elaborate preparation, it is still worth to try. It is one of my favourite gujarati curry because it has typical sweet sour gujarati taste.


For muthiya(dumplings)
1 cup fenugreek leaves(methi)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp oil
green chilli ginger paste (as per taste)
salt (as per taste)

For curry
4-5 tomatoes (chopped in cubes)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp coriander powder
1-2 tsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp amchur (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 tsp oil
4-5 curry leaves

For muthiya
Wash and clean the fenugreek leaves and chopped finely. Mix all the ingredients for muthiya and knead the dough using water as required. Divide the dough into approximately 4-5 parts and roll by your hands in cylindrical shape. If dough is sticky, apply oil on your palms.

Put rolls in steaming plate. Steam muthiya for 15-20 min on medium high flame in steamer. Then slice each roll into small oval shape pieces and keep them aside.

For curry
Heat oil in one pan. When oil is heated add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add curry leaves and pinch of asafoetida. Add chopped tomatoes, all the spices, amchur powder,sugar and salt. Mix all of them well. Let tomatoes cook for 4-5 minutes. When tomatoes are almost done, add 1 to 2 cup water as per consistency needed. Let the water start boiling, then at last add muthiyas. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with chapati or paratha.

This curry has normally gravy like consistency.
You can add any other green leaves for muthiya like spinach,cale etc.