Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks )

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Nachni khichu, a versatile ingredient, 'nachni' is rich in protein, fibre, iron and calcium. Try this nachni-based nutritious variation of the famous gujarati snack - khichu. It is unusual in taste but very nutritious, so make sure you try it at least once. This healthy snack is a good way to keep yourself away from calorie laden snacks like samosa, vadas etc.

Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe - How to make Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks )

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2 tbsp fresh low fat curds mixed with 2 cups of water
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 pinches of soda bi-carb
1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 cups ragi (nachni / red millet) flour flour
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp oil for serving (optional)

  1. Put curds-water mixture in a deep non-stick pan, add the salt, cumin seeds, chilli powder, asafoetida, soda bi-carb and green chillies, mix well and boil on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the red millet flour and mix well, while stirring continuously with a wooden spoon so that no lumps remain.
  3. Cover and cook on a slow flame for another 8 to 10 minutes or till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, stirring once in between.
  4. Add the coriander, mix well and divide it into 4 equal portions.
  5. Drizzle ½ tsp of oil on each portion. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy259 cal
Protein5.3 g
Carbohydrates52 g
Fiber8.3 g
Fat3.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A157.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Folic Acid13.2 mcg
Calcium251.2 mg
Iron2.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium9 mg
Potassium297.6 mg
Zinc1.7 mg


Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 08 Sep 16 03:25 PM