Khichu is a traditional Gujarati dish. Gujarati dishes have been quite famous, specially for their snack dishes. Khichu also known as khichiya papad nu lot, is a snack dish preferred during evening time keeping it simple with just topping it with oil. This is made with rice flour and steamed, through which a dough is formed and that is khichu.
Rice flour 1cup
Water 3 cups
Jeera / Cumin seeds 1tsp
White sesame seeds 1tsp
Salt as per taste
Soda bi - carb 1 pinch
To Garnish and Serve:
Oil as per needed
Pre- preparation 5 minutes before starting to make khichu dough:
In a steamer add needed water, grease the steamer plate with a touch of oil and switch on the flame and keep ready.
In a pan heat water to medium boiling point.
In it add green chili-ginger paste, salt, white sesame seeds, jeera and give a mix.
Add soda bi-carb. You can see, it will start bubbling.
Now add rice flour and mix continuously as quickly as possible, preferably with a rolling pin or wooden spoon, so that no lumps are formed.
Now let's steam the khichu dough....
After 10 minutes, reduce the flame to slow and steam for another 5 minutes.
Switch off the flame.
Allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
(There will be some steamed water, just pour it out, else it will spoil the khichu dough).
Transfer to a serving plate.
Top it by pouring some oil.