What Is Khichu..?
Khichu or Khichiyu is a dough for making papad, owing to its taste it is also consumed as a snack or side dish. It is made from rice flour. The snack is prepared by cooking flour in water like porridge with cumin seeds and an alkaline salt known as Papad Khar and then steaming the lump. It is often served with oil and chilli powder. The name khichiyu or khichu is derived from the ductile nature of the dough.
1 cup Rice flout
3 cups Water
1/2 tbsp Carom seeds
1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Green chilli paste
1 pinch Asafoetida
1 tsp Papad Khar
1.5 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Pickle masala
In a saucepan add water, carom seeds, cumin seeds and green chilli paste, pinch of asafoetida, salt, papad khar and mix well.
Now cover with lid and let water come to a boil.
Then add rice flour and mix it properly with rolling pin.
Make sure that there are no lumps in it.
Again cover and cook for 5 minutes a low flame.
Open the lid after 5 minutes and give it a mix.
Now take it out in a plate and pour little oil on it. Then sprinkle some pickle masala on it.
Serve hot and tasty Gujarati Khichu.