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