Rice Khichu by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 03, 2013

Rice khichu, Gujarat is known for its many snacks that are a treat to the palate even while being friendly to the stomach! here is another easy to make, easily digestible afternoon snack from the kitchens of gujarat. However, serving it in the traditional way with oodles of raw oil can turn this healthy snack into a non-healthy one. Serve it by shaping with an interesting mold and top it with the sauce. Khichu remains soft when hot, hence, true to the name, relish it steaming hot. While adding flour, be quick in stirring to avoid the formation of lumps.


For khichu
Rice flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Soda bi carb 1 Pinch
Crushed cumin 1/2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped green chili 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
For sauce
Oil 3 Tablespoon
Finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Pinch



For Khichu

1. In a non-stick pan, pour 3 cups of hot water, add soda bi-carb, crushed cumin seeds, green chili, salt, rice flour and oil. Using a rolling pin, stir constantly and cook on a medium flame for 1-2 minutes.

2. Turn the flame to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For Sauce:

3. In a small pan, heat oil, add the garlic and saute until it releases flavor.

4. Remove the pan from flame, add the chili powder and salt. Mix well.


5. Put the khichu in a bowl, pour little sauce over it and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 282Calories from Fat 140

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 220 mg9.17%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet