Kai Pathiri – Malabar കൈ പത്തിരി – Ramadan Recipe

Kai Pathiri
  • Yield : 10
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Kai Pathiri – Malabar കൈ പത്തിരി – Ramadan Recipe

Kai Pathiri is a traditional dish among Kerala Muslim cuisine. It is a Malabar dish which is usually prepared as a breakfast dish in Ramadan season. It is really tasty and easy to prepare. There are different pathiries named kaipathiri, neriya pathiri etc. The name Kai Pathiri is because it is prepared using hands.

Kai Pathiri is Kerala’s very own bread made out of rice powder and grated coconut. It’s quite a favourite among keralites and goes well with any spicy gravy especially Non Vegetarian ones like Nadan Chicken Curry – നാടൻ ചിക്കൻ കറിSpicy Mutton CurryHot And Spicy Nadan Beef Curry etc.

Do try this delicious and fluffy Pathiri Recipe!!!


  • Roasted rice powder - 2 cups
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Shallots - 5 nos
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cup
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Crush coconut, shallot and cumin seeds together, and keep it aside.

Step 2

In a vessel boil 2 cups of water with salt.

Step 3

When it boils add coconut mixture, rice flour and stir well. Keep it on simmer for one minute and turn of the flame.

Step 4

Close the lid and keep it for 10 minutes. Open the lid and mix the flour well with a spoon.

Step 5

Knead it to a fine dough using hands without adding water. Make it into small lemon sized balls.

Step 6

Take small balls and roll each of it into very thin, round shapes by spreading rice flour over the balls. Cut it into perfect round shape using a round and firm steel plate.

Step 7

Heat a thick bottom flat pan. Cook the pathiri by turning both sides till it is done.

Step 8

Soak this pathiries in salted coconut milk. (it helps your pathiri to become more soft and tasty).

Step 9

Tasty kai pathiri is ready. Serve it with chicken curry, mutton curry or beef curry.

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