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Bafela Oat Muthia – Steamed Oat Dumplings

Delicious, healthy, nutritious, steamed and tempered dumplings from Gujarati Cuisine – Vegetable Muthia, can be prepared with variety of veggies and flours. I usually use cabbage, spring onion, Dudhi(bottle gourd) and in fact some greens like Fenugreek leaves (Methi), spinach, kale, Dill can be used as well.

Steamed Oat Muthia or Muthiya
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • Oats 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  • Semolina 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
  • Gram flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (chickpea flour)
  • Wheat flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
  • Oil 4 Tablespoon
  • Spring onion 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped finely
  • Ginger To Taste , minced
  • Garlic To Taste , minced
  • Green chillies To Taste , minced
  • Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  • Yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
  • Baking soda 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/4 Tablespoon
  • Cumin powder 1/4 Tablespoon
  • Salt To Taste
  • Sugar To Taste
  • Oil 4 Tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame seed 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  2. 1.In a large bowl add all the ingredients except oil and baking soda. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. 2.Prepare the steamer by filling water at the bottom and placing the steam basket.
  4. 3.To the bowl with the ingredients mixture add the baking powder and sprinkle water little by little and mix well till it forms a soft dough. Wet the hands with water and take small portions of the mixture and place it in the steam basket.
  5. 4.Steam it for around 20 minutes. Remove from the steamer and let it sit till it can be handles. Slice it into large pieces.
  6. 5.In a frying pan, heat oil. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter, followed by sesame seeds. Cover and let them splutter. Add a pinch of asafoetida and sauté for 2 seconds. Add the sliced steamed muthia and sauté for a few minutes or till it absorbs the tempering and is covered by the sesame seeds.
  1. 6.In a serving plate, serve the muthia as snacks.


I am Bhavna a mother of two. My life is full of activities and I love sharing my passion for food, fitness, fashion, gardening, traveling and more on my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram and many other platforms. I was born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present.


  1. bhavna, please check your recipe. 8 tablespoons / 1/2 cup …of baking soda ??????? are you sure ……
    You are saying 1/2 tsp but your website says above….

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