Ova leaves muthe


  • Chana Dal soaked overnight in water: 2 cups
  • Ova / Ajwain leaves: 10 nos.
  • Jeera- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Besan: if required


  • Grind the overnight soaked Chana dal in a mixer. Try to grind the dal with minimum water.
  • Add finely chopped ova leaves along with salt, jeera, turmeric and red chilli powder in the chana dal mixture.
  • If there is some moisture in the mixture then add few spoons of besan to give the batter a binding agent.
  • Now with help of your hand gently drop a blob of the batter in heated oil kadai.
  • Achieving right temperature of oil must be tested by gently pouring a drop of the batter to see whether it floats.
  • Deep fry the ova leaves muthe/bajiya until they are golden brown in colour.
  • Drain excess of oil and serve ova leaves muthe with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.

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