Gujarati Rice Khichu | Inspired by Savita Malde

Are you one of those people who absolutely relish the dough made for vadiyalu (vadam, kurdayi)? I am, and my mother and grandmother used to say I eat more of the batter raw than I make vadiyalu with. So this Gujarati Rice Khichu is absolutely THE dish for me to enjoy as a snack. It is best described as rice flour cooked in water spiced with green chillies and cumin. That is it. For those of you used to making vadiyalu (vadi), this is exactly the dough for Biyyam Pindi Vadiyalu/Sun-dried Rice Flour Fritters. As a bonus, Rice Khichu is served with...

Dali Santhan | Moong Dal Idli | Dal Idli (No Rice Idli)

Moong Dal Idli is just the thing for people who want to eat Idli but avoid rice. This recipe of Dali Santhan, as this Idli is called in Konkani, uses just moong dal and udad dal, and packs quite a punch in proteins. In recent times, I have reduced the amount of rice I eat for meals and am very conscious of ensuring that rice does not creep into my diet (in the form of rice flour, or then rice in idli and dosa, etc.). So this Moong Dal Idli, whose recipe I had first posted in 2014, has become...