Makai nu khichyu is a type of porridge made from yellow corn flour , or Makai ka Atta . It is a breakfast dish from Rajasthan .
Rajasthan is a state which is a dessert and food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking , as a result we see dishes made from different flours . Makai nu Khichyu is a popular breakfast dish , it is simple and a quick to make dish . We could call this a version of upma .
Khichiyus are very popular breakfasts in the villages where the people are not very fussy and are not aware of the breakfasts made in cities . They grow their own crops and mill their own flour . Makai , Bajra are both very popular in Rajasthan and hence it is easy for these farmers to indulge into such simple breakfasts . They serve the khichyus with some ghee and Methia Masala .
The village food comes to city and becomes exotic . We have it for lunch and serve it with a spicy kadhi . The whole meal gets done in almost twenty minutes !
This week I have chosen to cook from the state of Rajasthan for the theme Pick one and do Three .
Makai nu Khichiyu
1 cup yellow corn flour ( makkai ka atta )
2 cups water
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp green chili paste
1/4 tsp carom seeds
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan .
Add carom seeds , asafoetida and chillies and sauté for a minute .
Add water and let it boil .
Add salt .
Gradually start adding the flour , while you constantly stir the flour mixture . Gradually add all the flour , mix very well so that no lumps are formed .
Keep stirring for 4-5 minutes so that the flour cooks well .
Remove and serve it with ghee , methia masala and kadhi.
Here are some typical Rajasthani recipes –