Steamed Chicken Pathiri Recipe – Kozhi Pathiri Recipe – കോഴി പത്തിരി

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  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Steamed Chicken Pathiri Recipe – Kozhi Pathiri Recipe – കോഴി പത്തിരി

Steamed Chicken Pathiri Recipe

Malabar Chicken Pathiri Recipe

Steamed Chicken Pathiri Recipe is a traditional North Kerala, Malabar recipe. Kozhi Pathiri is one of the star Malabar dishes.

It is a meat stuffed rice bread that is steamed. In this recipe we are using very less amount of oil only for cooking chicken, which is stuffed inside the rice dumplings.

Chicken Pathiri is a snack usually served during Iftar. Do try this delicious Iftar snack recipe at your home and enjoy.

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  • Rice flour - 1 cup ( 200 gm )
  • Water - 1 1/2 cup ( 250 ml )
  • Salt to taste
  • For the filling : -
  • Chicken - 250 gms
  • Onion - 2 nos ( chopped )
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( chopped )
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few ( chopped )
  • Coriander leaves - few sprigs ( chopped )
  • Coconut oil - 4 tsp
  • Water - 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean and wash the chicken pieces.

Step 2

Take a pressure cooker and boil the chicken along with 1/2 teaspoon of chilly powder, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, water and salt.

Step 3

Once the chicken is done, switch off the flame and let it cool. Shred the chicken and keep aside.

Step 4

Heat coconut oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute well.

Step 5

Add chopped onion into it and cook for 4 minutes on a low flame.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, pepper powder, garam masala and coriander powder into it and mix well.

Step 7

Add the shredded chicken, chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt into it. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes. The filling is ready.

Step 8

Boil 1 1/2 cup of water with salt. Pour the hot water to the rice flour little by little and mix it with a spoon. Keep it aside till it is warm enough to handle.

Step 9

Knead the dough and make it into a soft ball.

Step 10

Take some dough and make a small ball out of it ( like for chapathi ). Divide it into two portions. Roll it out to two thick pathiries.

Step 11

Place filling at the center of a pathiri and place another rolled out pathiri over it and gently press the edges together.

Step 12

Heat an appa chembu or a steamer. Place this in a steamer and steam for about 10 minutes on medium flame. After 10 minutes, switch off the flame. Keep it covered for 5 minutes. Open the steamer after 5 minutes.

Step 13

Cut pathiri into small pieces. Serve hot.

Step 14

Tasty Steamed Chicken Pathiri is ready.

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