Wednesday 2 June 2010

Khichi- Rice flour dumplings.

Khichi-Spiced dumplings made from rice flour and steamed. Khichi is traditionally eaten with drizzle of oil and a sprinkling of chilli powder. Paper thin chapattis can be made from these dumplings and sun dried to make them hard and crispy which later can be deep fried to make papdi (rice flour pappadams)


1 cup Rice flour
2 cups water
1 tablespoon whole cumin
1 teaspoon powdered cumin
6 green chillies finely minced
1.5 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ajwain
½ teaspoon soda bi carbonate

For serving:

Pinch chilli powder
1 tablespoon sunflower oil.


1. In a large pan boil the water, add the ajwain, whole cumin, cumin powder, salt and soda bi carbonate and green chillies.
2. Bring water to boil and simmer it for 5 minutes.
3. Add the rice flour and stir with wooden spoon till all the water is absorbed with the rice flour and it forms a dough.
4. Remove from heat and cool slightly. (Until you can handle the dough)

5. Knead the dough and make small golf ball sized balls from it and then flatten them to make patti shapes. Push your thumb in the centre to make a hole like a doughnut shape.
6. Place the patties in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
Serve hot with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkle of red chilli powder.

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  1. Nice and healthy snack..looks cute..never tried this. Thanks for sharing dear.

  2. OMG Nayna
    so many times we think same and make same before yesterday I was making patra, and I took out rice flour..and I just thought why don't I make some khichu too...I make same way..I love it...yours looks perfect, I was very busy so I didn't take any pics...maybe next time now, when I was pregnant with hayley one of the masi made it for me..bless her!!

  3. I've never heard of these before! They so interesting and yummy.. especially the ones with chili powder on them!

  4. Papdis, fried like Papadams! YUM!! Sounds great to me. Soft Khichi with spiced top looks delicious.

  5. This is quite new to me but looks delicious and healthy dear...

  6. never had this rice dumplings before..looks delicious...thanks for sharing this!

  7. yum and delcious dish...looks mouthwatering...

  8. A new recipe to me. Will have to give a try ..

    Great clicks

  9. Simply fabulous! My mom makes something similar to this but its sweet..Spicy version is very new to me.

  10. Hey thats a nice dish....loved the last pics a lot....that shape and that too steam cooked liked it...nice one...

  11. Nayna,

    Khichi recipe is new to me, We make rice flour dumpling in another way.

  12. Never heard of khichi before. It looks too good and the recipe sounds very interesting.

  13. Very new and they look lovely !!!

  14. This is new to me.
    Have to check with my mom whether she knows it.

  15. very much new to me.looks healthy and tasty !!

  16. Love to have those dumplings! Pass me some! :D

  17. looks perfect and yummy.

  18. wow an interesting dish... very new to us... very healthy one too

  19. This preparation is new to me... something very interesting...looks yummy...

  20. This is new to me ...sounds great. A healthy snack..

    Hamaree Rasoi

  21. Spicy khichi looks delicious.

  22. the name Khichi is new to me. We too make rice flour dumplings in a different way. The steps are same but with different spices and shape.
    Will try your way sometime.

  23. neaver had this befor thnks for sharing and will give a try....this will be eaten with any curry or simply.........

  24. we too make a similar thing with rice flour.This is indeed a healthy one too.

  25. We do somewat similar too, looks fabulous Nayna.

  26. Sounds familiar to our typical Mangalorean delicacy which we call as pundi (pu as in put).... Very tempting prep..... Makes me wanting...... ;-)


  27. Spicy khichi looks delicious.

  28. This looks so healthy... A guiltfree Snack!

  29. khichi is new for me.. great recipe!
    loved the mexican salad with couscous :)

  30. I love the snacks prepared with rice. These look seriously good!

  31. Very interesting, healthy snack, ...must be very fulfilling one too:)


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