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menthe kadubu

Today’s post is a very very healthy traditional North Karnataka recipe. Its typically called in Kannada as ” Menthe kadubu “. But I know many would find it difficult to connect to that name. When i was searching online as what its called in other parts of India, I discovered it to be very close to ” Dhokli “- a Gujarati cuisine. So let me name my today’s post as ” North Karnataka style Methi Dokhli “. Or to make it clearer I’ll say its a fusion of dhokli n Methi Muthiya. Fully Confused?? Ha Ha..don’t worry, the recipe is not at all confusing. I’ll share the authentic recipe for Dhokli n Muthiya some time, for now, let’s enjoy Menthe kadubu.

menthe kadubu

Menthe kadubu are basically steamed wheat flour dumplings which are tossed in a spicy fenugreek seasoning. Very easy to prepare and delicious too. A dish suited for all times of day, be it breakfast, snack or dinner. Apt for those on diet and diabetic friendly too.A complete dish… a good change from same old roti. Do try this, I’m sure you would love these healthy flavoured dumplings. Here goes menthe kadubu recipe…

Some of the other methi recipes that you can check Methi leaves chutney , methi malai

menthe kadubu

menthe kadubu recipe

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 number


For the dough

  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds /Ajwain / oma
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi, (optional)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt, as per taste

To temper :

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Fenugreek Leaves /methi / leaves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 - 2 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds /Jeera
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • few Curry Leaves,
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric /Haldi
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Oil


To prepare the dumplings

  • To the wheat flour add salt,red chilli powder,ajwain,kasoori methi and oil.Mix.Slowly add water to the flour .Mix and knead well to form chapathi like consistency dough. Keep aside for 15 to 30 mins.
  • Divide the dough into small balls.Roll each small balls vertically,cut them to very small pcs and press slightly to flatten them like coin .Refer picture which explains clearly.
  • Steam cook these dumplings in a steamer or idli stand for about 15-20 mins.Observe that coins would have swollen in size after cooking.
  • Take out the dumplings from the steamer ,separate each dumplings in case if few have got stuck to each other and allow them to cool a bit.Thats it.. Healthy methi wheat dumplings are ready to serve ..relish it hot hot !!Healthy Cooking !! Agree diet food need no longer be boring....

Tempering the dumplings:

  • Chop onion ,green chilly and methi leaves.
  • In a pan / kadai ,add 1-2 tbsp of oil ,season with mustard ,jeera and red chilli.When they crackle, add curry leaves,onion and green chilli.Saute for 2-3 mins
  • When onion turns translucent, add methi leaves,haldi and little salt.Additional of salt to helps in cooking methi faster n also reduces bitterness.Saute for abt 5-6 mins , till the methi leaves gets cooked.
  • Now add steamed wheat dumplings to the methi mixture.Add remaining salt,red chilli powder.Mix well .Keep the flame on low and saute for 3-5 mins.Let the dumplings take in all the masala and outer layer get roasted a bit.
  • Thats it.. Healthy methi wheat dumplings are ready to serve ..relish it hot hot !!
    menthe kadubu

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  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    February 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

    this looks so similar to our pidi… we make this rice flour and with non-veg curry… really interesting…

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

    yep Rafee.. we too do with Rice four. But with wheat flour i dnt knw exactly wats it called in other states..

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    Eliza Lincy
    February 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Yummy healthy filling recipe. Have not tasted this dish. But sounds interesting.

  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    February 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Wow! Looks so yumm..

  • Reply
    chikkus Kitchen
    February 12, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Very tasty and healthy one 🙂

  • Reply
    Deepa H
    February 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    this looks delicious. Shall try out soon.

  • Reply
    Priya Anandakumar
    February 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, looks so delicious, so much of work but really worth it…

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    Prerana Khanwalkar
    February 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Smitha ,Congratulations ! you are been nominated for the Liebster Award .Please collect you award from

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    Sony P
    February 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    looking delicious………..Perfect snack for tea or coffee !

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    nandoos Kitchen
    February 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    looks yumm… very healthy.

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    Meena Kumar
    February 13, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Such yummy dishes u bring Smitha ..instead of methi paratha u are bringing coins how nice..

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    Manjula Bharath
    February 13, 2014 at 5:59 am

    very similar to dhokli and looks very delicious dear 🙂 tempting me !!

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      May 12, 2019 at 5:38 am

      Thanks for the wonderful and innovative recipes

  • Reply
    February 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wow, this is very new to me. looks super yummy. will try sure.

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    Mitha Hegde
    February 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Wow! A must try!! Feeling hungry looking at the perfect dhoklis…. 🙂

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    February 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    This is new to me, looks good!

  • Reply
    Eli Z
    February 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    And steamy – that’s great! Your healthy recipes are definitely never boring – but instead very delicious looking and tempting! These I will try to make:-) Thanks for sharing:-)

  • Reply
    February 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    wow.. looks yumm Smitha.. have to try 🙂

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    sangeetha pn
    February 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

    that looks lovely smitha!

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    Linsy Patel
    February 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    looks delicious.

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    Priya Shiva
    June 16, 2014 at 6:23 am

    delicious! have to try soon.

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    February 19, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Awesome dish.
    Thanks for sharing
    Keep up the good work


  • Reply
    February 19, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    That looks lovely Smitha ji!

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