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