I had made the besan dough spicy and kept the rice plain flavoured. The combination worked perfectly.
For the Muthiyas : Besan, haldi powder, red chilli powder, kasuri methi, a little cooking oil, amchur powder, hing and salt to taste.
For the pulao : Rice, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, biryani masala, haldi powder, a little ghee, cooking oil, a little sugar and salt and sugar to taste.
How to : Knead the besan and all the ingredients with water. Make small balls and press them in the fist to make muthiyas.
Heat oil in a kadhai. Add the sliced onions and fry till they start to turn a little brown.
Add the rice and fry for some more time. Add the chopped tomatoes, haldi powder, salt and sugar.
Fry some more.
Now spread the rice and place the muthiyas on it.
Add water, just as you would to cook rice. Sprinkle a little ghee and biryani masala. Cover and cook till rice is almost done.
Turn off heat and let it stand for a while.