Poha Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks )
by Tarla Dalal
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Poha khichu, a simple guajarati snack made of flaked rice cooked with spices. You can even make the khichu ahead of time and steam it for 4 to 5 minutes just before serving. To make it spicier, you can add finely chopped green chillies.
- Heat 2½ cups of water in a deep pan, add the soda bi-carb, cumin seeds, , chilli powder and salt, mix well and boil on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the ground beaten rice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Lower the flame, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Grease a plastic chocolate mould tray with a little oil and keep aside.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
- Gently press each portion into the depression of the mould.
- Invert the tray and tap it lightly to demould the khichu. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a small pan, add the garlic and sauté on a slow flame till it releases flavour.
- Remove from the flame, add the chilli powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
- Place the moulded khichu rounds around a plate and fill the sauce in a bowl and place in the centre of the plate and serve immediately.
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