Kozhi Pidi – Steamed rice dumplings in Chicken gravy – Ramadan Special Recipe

2012-07-29
Kozhi PidiKozhi Pidi

Kozhi pidi is a traditional dish of kerala. This dish is mainly made during the time of Ramadan. This dish is very tasty. In this dish small rice balls are cooked  and it is mixed with the chicken curry.

Ingredients

  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cup
  • Fennel seed(perumjeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Chicken - 500gm(cut in to small pieces)
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 2 (chopped)
  • Green chillies - 3 nos (chopped)
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Curry leaves - 2 springs
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil - 5 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Heat a pan add 2 cups of water and boil for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add salt, 2 cups of rice flour and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Press the rice powder and make small balls.

Step 4

Take a pan again boil 1 cup of water. Add the rice balls. Stir countinously.

Step 5

When the ball is half cooked add 1 cup of coconut milk and fennel seeds. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes. If the ball is cooked switch off the flame.The Pidi/Rice dumplings are ready.

Step 6

For making the chicken gravy, heat a pan dry roast 1/4 cup of grated coconut and grind it into a smooth paste.

Step 7

Heat coconut oil in a pan add onion, green chillies,ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Then add red chilly powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala powder and fry 1 minute.

Step 9

Add chicken, salt,curry leaves,coconut paste and 1 cup coconut milk and cook for 8 minutes.Chicken curry is ready.

Step 10

Mix the chicken curry and the Pidi/Rice dumplings well.The Kozhi pidi is ready to be served.

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