Post published on June 1, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute


Rasiya Muthia

Rasiya Muthiya that is soft rice balls dipped in yogurt based gravy was our go to dish for the weekends when we were growing up. We got bored and tired of Rotli Shak from the week and mom would quickly make this dish that would be light on stomach and filling. It tastes tangy and spicy. Don’t get overwhelmed looking at the list of ingredients as it includes basic spices we use in Indian kitchen. This dish does not contain any onion and garlic and it is gluten free. It only takes 15 minutes to make this dish
Checkout the recipe below and don’t forget to share with your loved ones 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine gujarati, Indian
Servings 2 People



  • 1 cup leftover rice
  • 3/4 cup chickpeas flour
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida hing powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice or as per taste


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder
  • 2-3 green slit chilies
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2 cup whisked yogurt
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice or as needed


  • In a bowl combine all ingredients for muthia and form a thick dough. Add more flour as needed so you can form muthia that is not too soft and not too hard. Roll the muthias and keep on side
  • In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing powder, green chilies and curry leaves
  • Once it sizzles, add whisked yogurt and water, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and let it boil for 3-4 minutes
  • When it starts boiling, add the muthia and let it cook for 5 minutes till the muthia seems cooked
  • Squeeze lime juice and turn off the heat
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately
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