Khichu Recipe

Khichu is a simple yet very tasty Gujarati delicacy, made of rice flour and cooked with flavorful spices.Gujarati Khichu Recipe

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Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3 tsp Brown sugar
  • 4 Fresh green chilies (seeded and sliced)
  • 3 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne or ground chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp pure ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

How to make Gujarati Khichu:

  1. Pour 3 cups of water in a big pot and add cumin seeds, green chillies and salt.
  2. Mix well and boil on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add rice flour and stir continue with a wooden spoon so that no lumps are formed.
  4. Cover and cook on a slow flame for another 5 to 6 minutes, till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  5. Melt ghee in a non-stick pan and saute remaining ingredients very well, till it leaves a good flavor.
  6. After potatoes tender, remove it from flame and keep aside.
  7. Divide the khichu in4 equal portions and serve in individual cups.
  8. Pour 1 tsp of oil mixture on each portion.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.


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