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Thursday 23 February 2023

Kothimbir Mutkule Upma (Fusion Recipe)


           A perfect fusion style breakfast or evening snack can be dished out quickly with some leftover Maharashtrian special Kothimbir Mutkule. It tastes simply awesome and will disappear in no time. So try making a South Indian style upma and relish it as and when desired. It is not only simple but an easy recipe to make. Enjoy it as it is or with coconut chutney and see the difference. It tastes so yummy. So check out a step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it.


          In fact anything leftover is a great headache and not knowing what to do, we end up reheating the same and having it again and again the same boring way. 

          With the addition of just a few tempering, you end up with a great fusion recipe to enjoy. You can also pack for a lunch box meal or serve as an after school snack. It is both healthy and wholesome.

Kothimbir Mutkule - 

  • 2 cups coriander leaves, chopped (washed well & drained)
  • 1 cup whole moong dal flour (whole green gram flour)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, lightly roasted
  • 1 tbsp. roasted peanuts powder 
  • 1 tsp. flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp. oil to shallow fry

Upma - 

  • Few Leftover Mutkules, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 whole dry chilies, broken
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. urad dal (split black gram)
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp. sambar powder
  • 2 tbsp. roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Kothimbir Mutkule - 

           Mix together all the ingredients, (except oil) and prepare a dough by adding water, little at a time. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

          Take a small portion from the dough and make into oval shaped dumplings using greased hands. Make all the mutkule (dumplings) in the similar way. Steam them for 15 minutes and set  aside to cool. 

          Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the steamed mutkules in batches till light golden in color. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice.

Upma with few leftover mutkules- 

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and dry red chilies. After it stops spluttering, add the green chilies, curry leaves, urad dal and chopped ginger. Sauté for a minute.

          Add the sliced onion and continue to stir fry till it is translucent. Now add the crumbled mutkule, salt and peanuts. Stir fry on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes. 

          Switch off the flame and add the sambar powder and coriander leaves. Toss well and serve as it is or with coconut chutney for a simple and sumptuous breakfast.

                                  Crumble the leftover mutkules. 

                                  Heat oil & temper with mustard seeds & dry red chilies. 

                         Add green chilies, curry leaves, urad dal & ginger. Sauté for a minute.

                                  Add the sliced onion & stir fry till it is translucent.

                          Add the crumbled mutkule, salt & peanuts. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. 

                                  When done, add the sambar powder & coriander leaves. 

                  Serve as it is or with coconut chutney for a simple & sumptuous breakfast.

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