Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe - Green Beans With Gram Flour Dumplings

Give this wholesome and delicious Gujarati Green beans sabzi a try. It's packed with flavor and taste that takes only 20 minutes to make and you can serve it along with Gujarati Kadhi and hot Phulka for a comforting lunch or dinner.

Archana Doshi
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Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe is a very famous Gujarati Recipe that has a stir fried green beans and muthia that are made from roasted gram flour. Muthias are nothing but dumplings that add a different texture to the dish when added.

These are most commonly used in Gujarati cuisine and are made instantly with just gram flour, chilli powder, salt and shaped into small medium sized cylinder by using your hand. The recipe has simple flavors and spice powders that you can prepare for your everyday cooking.

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And hence ensuring that we use a good quality hing (SSP Asafoetida) is extremely essential. The good part about SSP Asafoetida is that it has no Arabic gum and hence it has strong intense flavors, thereby using just a pinch would be just perfect for a dish.

Serve the Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe along with Gujarati Kadhi, Phulka and Steamed Rice to enjoy your everyday simple lunch. 

If you are looking for more Gujarati Recipes, here are some that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Gujarati Dal Recipe (Sweet Tangy and Spicy Lentil Curry)
  2. Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe (Spiced Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves)
  3. Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe (Savory Steamed Lentil Cakes)

Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 400 grams Green beans (French Beans) , cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • For Muthia
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tablespoons Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Enos Fruit Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe - Green Beans With Gram Flour Dumplings

  1. To begin making the Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe, add the green beans into a pressure cooker, with 1/4 cup of water, salt to taste and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately to retain the bright green color of the beans. Open the pressure cooker and keep aside.

  2. *To make the Muthia:

  3. In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the muthia - Gram flour, kasuri methi, turmeric powder, sugar, asafoetida, enos fruit salt, lemon juice, cooking oil and salt. Combine to make a firm dough by adding little water. Divide the dough into equal small portions. Shape them in ovals and lightly press them down. 

  4. Preheat a paniyaram pan and add little oil into each cavity. Place the muthia in each cavity and pan fry until golden and crisp on all sides. Once done remove and keep aside.

  5. *The next step is to make the Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak:

  6. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat; add the ajwain seeds,  mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.

  7. After the seeds crackle, add asafoetida and the cooked green beans.

  8. After a minute, add the coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, muthia and saute until well combine. Cover and allow it to steam cook for two minutes and turn off the heat. 

  9. Transfer Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak into a serving bowl and serve.

  10. Serve the Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe along with Gujarati KadhiPhulka and Steamed Rice to enjoy your everyday simple lunch.