Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Rustic Gujarati Series: Rasiya Muthiya.....

These cold, dark days of Winter have me craving soups everyday, and while this isn't exactly a soup- it comes pretty close to comfort in a bowl.

This recipe is authentically Gujarati, and a great way to use up leftover khichdis and rice. I had some leftover khichdi last night so I made this for me and the kiddos.

What is it exactly? These are dumplings made of leftover rice and flour cooked in "Chaas". You can't get any rustic than this!



Note:Use these measurements as a guideline, add or omit ingredients to taste:

Ingredients:

For Muthiya or Dumplings:
1 cup- leftover rice or khichdi
1/2 cup- Besan or Chickpea flour
1/2 cup- Whole wheat Flour
2 tbsp- Semolina
2 tbsp- ginger-chili paste
methi leaves, grated squash or gourd - (optional) -I left it out
Salt, Sugar, turmeric and chili powder- to taste

Chaas:
2 cups Chaas,- Yogurt thinned down with Water - medium consistency
1 tbsp- Oil,
Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, Dried Chilies, and Asafoetida- to temper
Cilantro - to garnish

First, make the dough. Mix the rice with the flours and spices and form a dough, you may or may not need any water at all, mix the rice really well with your hands and add some if needed, but keep the dough as firm as possible.

After you make the dough, make small little dumplings out of it and set aside. See Picture.

Mix some yogurt with water and make a 'Chaas' of a medium consistency after all the dumplings have been made. In a separate pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, dried chilies and the asafoetida. Add the 'Chaas' now and mix well. Add the salt immediately along with the sugar and the turmeric and chili powder. Now add the dumplings one by one. Lower the heat to a medium and let the dumplings cook thoroughly.

Once all the dumplings float to the top, they are ready to eat.

Garnish with some cilantro and eat this piping hot. Enjoy!

25 comments:

ms said...

Hi trupti,
looks really delicious and simple. Would you consider sending it in to JFI Chickpea? I just made a whole bunch of bajri theplas today with sweet mango pickle - its the worst winter storm of the winter here - theplas are anti winter specialists :)

musical said...

Yum! He he, i usually fry the khichdi+besan thingy and have them as snack ;). I have some leftover khichdi, gonna' try this one.

Medhaa said...

sounds interesting have had dal dhokli at my friends place, this is new will try soon

Pavithra Kodical said...

Interesting recipe.Looks delicious and yummy..will surely try sometime..

LG said...

Simple and Delisious one! I miss Gandhinagar ..

Priya said...

Quite interesting..simply superb...

Sunshinemom said...

I make these muthias but never thought of dunking them in chaas! Great idea:)

Shreya said...

looks so good. love the muthiyas..

Trupti said...

looks very delicious & healthy too

Nikita said...

Just the recipe I needed for my leftover khichdi..Thanks for the recipe

A_and_N said...

I love love love such food. This is my fave site now. *go away everyone else*

veggie belly said...

This is so new to me! What a great way to use up left over rice. Looks gorgeous. We just got dumped with the seasons first snow. This recipe will be so perfect for a cold night.

Vandya said...

Looks somewhat like 'kaddi.'I like the idea of making dumplings out of leftover food.

Sandeepa said...

The muthiyas are wonderful, never had them but the sound of it makies me hungry :)

Anonymous said...

Hi trupthi,
Can u put these muthiyas in a creamy tomato based curry to have a healtier alternative to deep fried koftas??
Thanks love your blog
Rachna

Sia said...

my god, my god, my god!!!! i soooooooooo much want to eat it.

Alpa said...

Hi Trupti! This looks AMAZING!!! I am making this tonite after i'm back from a round of drinks with friends, lol!!!! So simple and so comforting :)

KV said...

wow, that looks delicious trupti

Priya said...

I loved making this - was so quick and easy and great for using up leftovers. My muthiya did not come out as pretty as yours, but they tasted ok. I especially loved the Soup - that was the best part. Mmmm....so good. The dumplings came out a bit too dense for my taste - probably had to do with my proportions, so I'll have to work on that some. Thanks for the recipe!

nithya at hungrydesi said...

This looks great...I hate khichdi but I'll definitely try it with leftover rice.

Purva Desai said...

Katla varso pachi aa naam sambhadyun :)
Nice creative idea of using leftover khichdi....

Usha said...

I make muthias but never thought of adding them to chaas, looks delicious !

AMIT said...

Its too yummy.

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Mriganayani said...

Hey Trupti,

This is absolutely comfort food. I've not made the Gujarati version of this - but have tried the rajasthani version - gatte ki sabzi. Very similar - except that has just the besan and no rice.

This a good dish to do with left over rice - will try it sometime.

Hetal said...

Hi! I made this yesterday, but my muthiya's did not come as as soft/tender as we would like them to be. Can you please give me hint/tips on that

Thank you
Smile :)

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