Sunday, 15 February 2015

Khichu

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. 

Ingredients: 
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.

Method:
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....
Transfer the khichu dough to the readied steamer and cover and steam for 10 minutes at high flame.


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.


Enjoy a steaming dough snack called khichu.

18 comments:

  1. An easy , new & interesting recipe... :)

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  2. looks delicious and interesting! Never heard of khichu before, would love to try!

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    1. Do try, its not a popular dish, but we make it often.. Thanks dear

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  3. I have heard of khichu but never made it before. It looks delicious. I will try it out. :)

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    1. Do try, I am sure u will like it. Thanks dear

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  4. Sounds interesting and delicious recipe...definitely a must try:)

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    1. Do try padma... Sure u will like it. Thanks a lot.

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  5. Very interesting recipe!! must try!!

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    1. Thanks Sundari...Do try, u sure will like it.

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  6. Innovative & easy snack...........must try.
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  7. I haven't heard of khichu either. It's interesting to learn that rice flour is steamed this way in Gujarat and made into a lovely snack!

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    1. Yes Kanak, rice flour is made this way too steamed, It tastes extra tasty... Thanks a lot dear.

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  8. nice one Jeena. we make something similar. making thin rice noodles with the same :) lovely!

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    1. Oh ok thats nice, though I have never heard of the rice noodles,.. Thanks Anu

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  9. Never heard of this. But we prepare something like this in south by adding sour yoghurt to mixture and cook it.

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    1. Oh, ok, thats new to me, Thanks a lot..

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