Gujarati Khichu Recipe - Steamed Rice Flour Savory Donuts
Gujarati Khichu Recipe is a delicious and healthy snack made with rice flour spiced with ajwain and jeera. Serve this instant evening snack along with a hot cup of masala chai to your family and friends.
Khichu is a Gujarati, healthy and delicious, snack/breakfast that is gluten free and vegan. It is prepared with rice flour that is added to hot boiling water along with spices like ajwain and jeera. This mixture is then shaped into small disks with an indent in the centre and steamed in a idli cooker.
It is almost like having a savoury donut but unlike a regular donut, this one is dense and steamed. The process of making it is actually very interesting.
Serve Khichu Recipe as a healthy evening snack along with a hot cup of Masala Chai or by itself as a light evening snack.
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- 2 Cups Water
- 1 cup Rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
- 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- Salt , to taste
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
How to make Gujarati Khichu Recipe - Steamed Rice Flour Savory Donuts
To begin making Gujarati Khichu recipe, we have to first get the dough for the khichu ready.
Preheat a steamer with water in it. Meanwhile, in another pan heat 2 cups of water and add ajwain, cumin seeds along with salt, ginger & green chillies.
Let the water come to a rolling boil.
Without reducing the heat, quickly dust the rice flour all over the boiling water. (It is important that you scatter the flour all over the boiling water) Do not stir.
Allow the water to rise up on its own. It will begin to moisten the rice flour within 30 seconds or so.
Using the back of a wooden ladle carefully (so as not to splatter the hot water) and vigorously stir the mix for a minute.
Remove the Khichu from the heat and pour the Khichu mixture in a bowl.
When the Khichu dough is hot yet but easy to handle, pinch the dough in 12 balls of equal size.
Make an indent in the centre like that of a doughnut.
Transfer these Khichu onto the steamer and steam them for 5 – 7 minutes
Remove the Khichu from the steamer and serve hot.
Serve Gujarati Khichu Recipe as a healthy evening snack along with a hot cup of Masala Chai or by itself as a light evening snack.
- In case you are unable to find jiralu spice mix, you can easily swap it with chaat masala.
- You can add half a teaspoon very finely chopped ginger to it.