Monday, June 29, 2009

Bhat na Muthiya~Rice steamed dumplings

I invited some guests last week for dinner and we had everything from starter to dessert. Most of the rice was still there after dinner. I was not at all surprised because this happens with me most of the time. As every time, I decided to use this rice to make Muthiya(steamed dumplings). I like any kind of muthiya and especially these rice muthiya are really soft.

Normally they are made using besan(gram flour), but this I use ragi and wheat flour along with besan to give it a healthy twist. These muthiyas are perfect for weekend healthy and filling breakfast.

2 cups rice
5 tbsp besan(gram flour)
5 tbsp ragi flour (optional)
5 tbsp coarse wheat flour/wheat flour
2 tsp ginger chilly paste
1-2 tbsp olive oil/any oil
3-4 tbsp curd
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
red chili powder
coriander powder
turmeric powder

For tempering
sesame seeds
mustard seeds
curry leaves

chopped cilantro

If you are using leftover rice, then sprinkle some water and microwave for 30 secs. Then mesh the rice by your hand.

Take one big mixing bowl and add meshed rice. Then add all the flour and mix flours with rice very well. Add oil,curd, sugar and lemon juice. Add all the spice and salt as per taste. Make soft dough using water as needed.

Divide mixture into 5 to 6 equal size balls and roll them into cylindrical shapes using your hand. Place them in steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool and cut each roll into thin pieces.

For tempering
Heal oil in pan and add mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add sesame seeds and curry leaves. After half minutes, add cooked muthiya and saute for 5 minutes.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with tea or chutney.

Normally I use ghau no jado lot(coarse wheat flour) for muthiya, but you can also make it with normal wheat flour.


Nithya said...

This is absolutely new to me and sounds simple and nice. Should be yummy too. :)

Will be happy to use my leftovers to make muthiya too. :)

Suparna said...

hey gopi,
it's a great idea to use up the left over stuff, the dish looks interesting and ingreadients too seems within reach and easy to make, thanks for the recipe.

Parita said...

Oh i love muthiya's but never made them using rice, i too always have rice left over and this is a grt way to use it up plus healthy too:)

Pavithra said...

Hey its truely great idea dear.. looking so yumm and mouthwatering .. have bookmarked it..

Madhavi said...

Muthiya look mouth-drooling!!!

suvarna said...

i like ur recipe....
once i visited to my aunt's friend house. she served us rice muthiya in was yummy
do u know how to made it?

S.Desai said...

gopi, i love the leftover rice muthiya idea. maybe will try it out for breakfast.