Rice Khichu Recipe In Cooker

Rice Khichu Recipe In Cooker

Have you ever had an opportunity to visit Garba during the Navaratri festival? You will notice a stall serving some white dough in a cup that looks like vanilla ice cream. That recipe is popularly called “Khichu” Rice Khichu is a quick snack made with rice flour and spices in less time.

Recipe NameRice Khichu in Cooker
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Additional Time0 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 servings


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (to sprinkle on top)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnishing )
  • Vegetables of your choice 

Step-by-step instructions to make Rice Khichu Recipe In Cooker

Prepare rice flour mixture. 

Add 2 cups water to a  deep pan. add chilies, sesame seeds, chopped green chilies and baking powder to the water and cook on medium flame.

Now gradually add rice flour into the pan and stir thoroughly with a wooden spatula to void lumps.

Adding spices and veggies

When the flour starts mixing with water, it becomes thick and becomes a dough consistency.

To add flavors and nutrients to the khichu, you can add veggies such as chopped carrots, chickpeas, and corn. and  also add spices like ginger etc

Cooking the Rice Khichu in a cooker

To cook rice khichu in a cooker, transfer the rice flour mixture into the cooker and add a 1:3 ratio of water.

Make sure to mix well to eliminate the lumps.

Close the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles depending on the type of cooker you are using.

Keep it aside to cool down. Serve it in different shapes if you want by sprinkling chili flakes on top.

Tips for cooking perfect Riche Khichu in a cooker

  1. Use the correct ratio of rice flour to water(1:3)
  2. Mix rice flour in water thoroughly to eliminate lumps
  3. Always add some vegetables and spices in khichu to enhance some flavours.
  4. Cook on low flame to avoid burning at the bottom, or you can use nonstick to avoid this.
  5. Garnish with fresh herbs and spices on the top.
  6. You can add chutney, pickle or yogurt ad a side to khichu.
  7. If some part is left, reheat by sprinkling some water on top.

Variations in rice khichu 

Oats Khichu:

If you want a healthy breakfast, try Oats Khichu. It’s a variation of Rice Khichu but made with oats flour instead. Mix oats flour with water, spices, and vegetables to make a nutritious and tasty dish to start your day off right.

Vegetable Khichu:

Want to add more veggies to your diet? Try Vegetable Khichu! It’s made with finely chopped carrots, peas, beans, and capsicum mixed with rice flour, spices, and water. Vegetable khichu is not only healthy but also delicious.

Cheese Khichu:

Cheese lovers, this one’s for you! Cheese Khichu is a twist on the traditional Rice Khichu, made with grated cheese added to the rice flour mixture, spices, and water. This type of khichu is perfect for those who want to try something new. 


Rice khichu is a popular dish in Gujarat, India. Cooking rice khichu in a cooker is an easy and efficient way to make khichu. With the instructions and tips mentioned above, you can cook.


Can you freeze khichu?

If some khichu is leftover, you can freeze it in the refrigerator for 1–2 days. if you want to eat, reheat by sprinkling some water on top.

Is Rice Flour good for you?

There are significant health benefits with rice flour .it has low protein and high carbohydrates. if you are on a  gluten-free diet, be careful while creating the diet plan.

is khichu good for weight loss?

Khichu is a low-calorie dish with high fiber content .it will help in weight loss if consumed in moderation as a part of the diet.

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