Rice roasties…bhaat na muthiya

‘Bhaat na muthiya’ is a traditional gujrati dish that every gujrati household turns to as a best way to utilise stale rice.  I remember my granny making these time and again. Then, I craved for the pastas and the pizzas, but now, some remote gujrati gene inside turns to the same solution to utilise excess or stale rice. A quick snack or a delicious side, these roaties are yummy and filling at the same time.

Rice roasties

Rice roasties

Ingredients

1 ½ bowl of boiled rice (stale rice is perfect for this dish), a big bunch of finely chopped coriander, ½ cm knob of fresh ginger, 1 green chilli, ¼ tablespoon turmeric powder, ¼ red chilli powder, lemon juice from ¼ of a lemon, ¼ tablespoon sugar, handful of sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon wheat flour, 2 tablespoon gram flour, rock salt to taste and oil to cook

Method

  1. Grind the green chilli and ginger finely
  2. In a huge mixing bowl, mix all the above ingredients, except the oil and sesame seeds.
  3. Mix the ingredients together squashing them into a smooth dry paste, ready to roll into small dumpling size rolls.
  4. Divide the mix into small dumpling size rolls using hands and then slightly press them to make mini cutlets.
  5. Heat a large open pan and oil about 2 – 3 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on the pan and immediately place the rice mini cutlets on the pan.
  7. Turn down the flame to a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes with the lid on.
  8. Flip the roasties onto the other side and cover and cook for another 5 minutes with the lid on.
  9. Serve warm as a traditional side dish or a snack.