Bhaat Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe | Gujarati Farsan | Snack

Have some left over rice at home? Then give this super simple and delicious Bhaat Na Muthiya Dhokla which doubles up as a snack or even as a meal along with dahi or chaas. You can serve it along with a chutney and chai for breakfast too.

Archana Doshi
10420 ratings.

Bhaat na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe is a staple dish of every Gujarati kitchen home and every home has ways to invent dishes that can be made from leftover rice. Muthiya a common staple in every Gujarati home is made by steaming dumplings of mashed rice combined with vegetables and spices.

Over the years of eating Muthiya at many Gujarati family homes; I have tasted a variety of these dumplings each having a unique flavor and texture. Using this knowledge I have crafted a recipe that shows you how to bring out delicious tastes and textures at your own kitchen.

Serve these Bhaat Ka Muthiya Dhokla along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a glass of cold Chaas as a tea time snack or as a quick weeknight dinner.

Here are a few more similar recipes that you could also try

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  3. Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe

*Alternative Vegetables

Apart from bottle gourd, finely chopped cabbage, grated carrots, grated beetroot, finely chopped spinach go very well into the muthias, making it wholesome and nutritious.

Course: Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


    Main Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cooked rice , (leftover rice can be used)
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • 6 Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Oil

How to make Bhaat Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe | Gujarati Farsan | Snack

  1. To make the Bhaat Na Muthiya Dhokla Recipe, we will first prepare the steamer by filling it with water and grease the steamer plates.

  2. Using a large wide bowl combine the cooked rice, gram flour, grated ginger, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, bottle gourd and oil for the muthias and mash well using a masher or with your hands. The mixture will look like a firm ball of dough.

  3. Divide the above mixture into 15-20 equal portions and shape them into ovals. Or you can shape them into longer logs and cut them into rounds after they are steamed.

  4. Place the portions of the dumplings 1 inch apart on the greased plates and steam on high heat for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and allow the Muthia to rest for 5 minutes with the steamer lid opened. Transfer the steamed bhaat na muthia portions onto a serving platter.

  5. Next we will make the seasoning for the Bhaat na Muthiya. Heat oil in a small pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and allow them to crackle.

  6. Drizzle the seasoning on top of the Muthiya and garnish with the grated coconut and coriander leaves and serve.

  7. Serve these Bhaat Ka Muthiya Dhokla along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a glass of cold Chaas as a tea time snack or as a quick weeknight dinner.

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