West Indian Recipes

Khichi Lot – Gujarati Rice Flour Dumplings to Treat Your Tastebuds

’Ghare chah piva to aavo’ is a Gujarati phrase which means come home, let’s have a tea. One best thing I love in the people from Gujarati is their love for regional food. I have even interacted with lots of people from rural Gujarat, who never wanted to move to other parts of the country. They all gave me a simple reply ‘Achcha Gujarati Khana Bahar Nahi Milega!’.

Picture of Khichi Lot, A Gujarati style Dumpling served with Tea

Tea is one of the beloved beverages in the state and they call it chah. There chah connects people, it helps to build relationships. Every conversation starts with chah. They like inviting people for a chah and chat at home. Usually, Kadak Chah is offered with their traditional snacks like papdi, gathiya, jalebi, dhokla, and muthiya.

Khichi Lot is once such favourite snack food of Gujaratis. It is an easy steamed rice flour dumpling. This dumpling recipe of Gujarat is completely differs from the recipes of other states. Usually served with spicy chutney. Here is the basic recipe of Khichi Lot.

Ghare chah piva to aavo 😉

Khichi Lot

Khichi Lot – Gujarati Rice Flour Dumplings to Treat Your Tastebuds Khichi Lot – Gujarati Rice Flour Dumplings to Treat Your Tastebuds Print This
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  • Rice Flour - 300 gm
  • Water - 700 ml
  • Cumin Seeds - 01 tablespoon
  • Ajwain Seeds - 01 tablespoon
  • Sesame Seeds - 02 tablespoons
  • Crushed Green Chilli Paste - 0.5 tablespoon
  • Crushed Ginger Paste - 0.5 tablespoon
  • Salt - 01 tablespoon
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - Handful
  • Ghee - As Required



  1. In a pan add water, ajwain seeds, sesame seeds (01 tablespoon), cumin seeds, salt, and a tablespoon of ghee. Boil it well.
  2. Once it has boiled enough, add the coriander leaves and stir it.
  3. Turn off the flame, add the rice flour slowly and mix it with the spatula while adding it.
  4. Knead the dough until everything is mixed well.
  5. Take a lemon size of the dough and shape it like a doughnut or vada. Do the same with the remaining dough.
  6. Place the khichi lots in a steamer and steam for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove the steamed khichi lots from the steamer and let it cool for a while.
  8. For tempering, in a pan heat little ghee and add sesame seeds when its hot. Pour the tempering on the khichi lots.
  9. Serve it warm with hot tea.


Always serve this hot or warm. The chilled once doesn;'t taste great. You can also sprinkle few sesame seeds without tempering it. Don't add more water to while making the dumplings.

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