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5 September, 2018

Ragi Khichu| Millet Recipes| Snack Recipes and Guest Post

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Ragi Khichu is a simple snack prepared from ragi/nachani/finger millet flour cooked in water with simple spices.

Khichu or Kichiyu is a traditional Gujarati snack

Ragi Khichu

Humble thanks to Jayashree for this pleasure of writing a guest post for her, a dedicated blogger, this is indeed a great honour for me.

The virtual world is a strange place where you can meet people from all around the world, share common passions, and become good friends. I am sure you have heard of many such stories. Well, I met Jayashree in one of the blogging forums and have become good friends with her.  Jayashree has written books do check her books on South Indian Breakfast she has more but I can remember only this one right now.

Coming to my post,

My tryst with millets began early on but gained strength but gained strength with hubby’s health issues.

We had to reset and restart our lifestyle and food habits. Being food lovers, we love nothing better than spending our time and money on good food. Read eating outside the home, it is now, we realise how much that has harmed us!

Hubby’s sugar, cholesterol and other parameters had skyrocketed.

With this background and the fact that we get bored with the same old food, I have started experimenting with millets. I am trying to use the different millets to make regular everyday food like bajra khichidi etc.

With regular use of millets, exercise and mindful eating, we have blood reports that are within the standard limits.

My sceptical husband now credits me with his weight loss and better reports, makes all the expected noises about millets on his plate but eats it!  What more does a satisfying food blogger want??

So today I will like to share Khichu more specifically Ragi Khichu as my guest post as Jayashree wanted me to write any dish with Ragi!

Ragi Khichu is a simple snack prepared from ragi/nachani/finger millet flour cooked in water with simple spices.

Khichu or Kichiyu is a traditional Gujarati snack

Ragi Khichu

Khichu or Kichiyu is a traditional Gujarati snack. It is dough made from rice flour used to make papad. Papad made from this dough is known as Khichiya Papad. I have also seen wheat flour Khichu. So why not Ragi or Nachni?  Not that I am the first one to think of it but, since I am trying to add more millets in our diet I considered trying Ragi Kichyu.

The name khichu is derived from the ductile nature of the dough. Since the dough is tasty, it is consumed as a Farsan (a snack) or as a side dish. Khichu is easy to make and is easily digestible. So in case you are looking for a great snack that is low in calories but rich in iron, protein, fibre, and calcium then look no further than Nachni Khichu.

As I have said, traditionally, Khichu is made from rice flour. The flour is cooked in water with jeera/cumin seeds and an alkaline salt is known as Papad Khar and then steamed. Khichu is served with groundnut oil and chilli powder.

The other Ragi dishes that you may be interested in are

The other millets that may interest you are

Stay tuned or rather stay subscribed to my newsletter as I am planning to do many types of millet dishes

Khichu or Kichiyu is a traditional Gujarati snack

Ragi Khichu

Ragi Khichu| Millet Recipes| Snack Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ragi /nachni flour
  • 1/2 cup of curd, fresh
  • 1 cup of water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • a pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 1 pinch baking soda (I did not use)
  • Dhania/ coriander leaves finely chopped

To Serve:

  • 2 tsp oil (I did not use)
Khichu or Kichiyu is a traditional Gujarati snack

Ragi Khichu

How to make it? Well, head to Jayshree’s place here.

 

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32 thoughts on : Ragi Khichu| Millet Recipes| Snack Recipes and Guest Post

  • September 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    That’s really good that you’ve managed to get onto a healthy track. Love the idea of making khichu with ragi flour. Healthy and filling.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri.

       
  • September 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I have heard about khichu but never tasted it. Ragi version is more healthier.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks, Shobha.

       
  • September 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Thats a really good Idea of Healthy snack. Never tried khichu with Ragi. I ll surely give this a try someday. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • September 12, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Using Ragi flour to make Khichu is great idea. It sure raises the healthy benefits of eating comfort food. Great share !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • Anshu
    September 13, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Quite a new and unique recipe for me as I have never heard about khichu. Prepared with ragi flour, I am sure it must be healthy and delicious too…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Please do try and share your experience Anshu.Thanks.

       
  • September 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I have used ragi in my cooking but never like this. Will try this soon; healthy and delicious!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 13, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Vanitha.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 14, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Thanks.

       
  • code2cook
    September 14, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Yes ragi has a lot many health benefits. I too started having them in our meal. Looking absolutely great recipe.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 14, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Thank you.

       
  • September 14, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I mostly use ragi in baking. Never tried a kgichu with it. But your recipe sounds both healthy and delicious di ! Thanks for the share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      You are welcome Poonam.

       
  • September 14, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Ragi is a must at our home, this recipe is sounds interesting and filling. I am saving this recipe to try next week as we are bored of same ragi mudde and kanji. Thanks for sharing at right time.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Welcome. Please let me know about its reception!!

       
  • September 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Useing Ragi flour here is such a healthy idea. Great share indeed !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • September 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Great, you started using millet flour, suppose we all should, Ragi flour khichu is becoming my favourite too as cutting down on rice and rice flour recipes.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      😀 True we need to take care now. Thanks, Jagruti.

       
  • September 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love saltier versions of the Ragi. yours looks so ready for trial, Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks, Seema.

       
  • September 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Ragi Khichu is so healthy and filling. A perfect snack anytime.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      😀 Thank you.

       
  • September 16, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Just love ragi very much and never fail to add them in our diet, Ragi khichu looks absolutely nutritious and filling as well.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 16, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks, Priya

       
  • September 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Khichu is one of my favorite recipe but never tried with ragi flour 🙂 this is a new variation i have seen ever .. good job!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      September 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks.

       

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