Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rice Muthia (Steamed Rice dumplings)

Do you have some leftover rice at home? Dont wait and try this yummy snack. Generally we use gram flour for this item, but I have used wheat flour here to make it a more healthy choice.



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1.5 cup wheat flour
  • 1 green chili, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste 
  • Few curry leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Pinch of hing (asafoetida) 
  • Pinch of cooking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup curds (sour curd preferred) 
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds 

Method:
  • Mix rice,  flour, green chili, ginger garlic paste, salt, 1 tsp oil, sugar ,cooking soda,turmeric powder and curds.
  • Knead this mixture and make a nice soft dough out of this. Use water if required. 
  • We have to steam this dough. You can  use a vegetable steamer or a dhokla-maker vessel.
  • Grease the steamer, roll the dough with your hands to form cylindrical dumplings.
  • Steam the dumplings for 15 minutes. 
    • To check if the dumplings are cooked, put a fork  through it. 
    • If the fork comes out clean, the dumplings are cooked.
  • Take them out on a plate and let them cool. Once cooled, cut them into small pieces.
For the garnish:

  • Take the remaining 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, mustard seeds, sesame seeds and hing.
  • When the seeds start to crackle , add the cut dumplings.
  • Mix well and sprinkle the garam masala.
  • Ready to serve.