Food

Rice Flour Steamed ‘Doughnuts’

Also known as ‘Khichi/Kichu & Papdi No Laut’ this is a healthy and tasty dish which requires steaming.

I recall my Mum making big batches of this in the 90s.
Basically, you’d make this mixture, knead it a little with cold water then make them into doughnuts and steam them, and once they were steamed you could eat them just as they were or you could mush them up using the bottom of a steel bowl and kneed them with a little cold water, and roll them out into disks. let them dry for a day or so, which is then called ‘Papdi’ (a form or Poppadom)
Strange enough I’m not a fan of Papdi, I do however like to indulge into the dough once in a while, specially the cold months.

The What:

  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Carom seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Papad Khar
  • Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 1/2 Cup Boiled Water
  • A bowl of Cold Water

Flavour Boosters

  • Coriander Paste
  • Garlic

The How:
Prep
Fill your Steamer with Water and Pop it on the gas, meanwhile:

  • Place the Rice Flour into the Bowl and keep aside.
  • In a Pot bring everything to a Boil (apart from the Rice Flour)
  • Let it Boil for a good 5 minutes or so until the water changes its colour.
  • Then pour the Water over the Rice Flour and Mix vigorously until there’s no dry Flour. (if you think you need more water then pop the kettle on and use that Water.
  • Once everything is well combined, dip your hands into the Cold Water grab some dough and roll into a ball, press it down with your palms so it’s a little flat and then make a hole in the middle with your finger so it looks like a Doughnut, then with your hand spread a little cold Water on both sides so it’s a little smooth, then place it onto the plate.
  • Repeat this until there is no dough left.
  • Steam on high for about 15-10 Minutes.

It’s ready, Eat, Share and Enjoy

Can be served, just like this with some Oil sprinkled on the top or with a bit of Pickle Masala.


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