Kozhiyum pidiyum / Chicken with rice dumplings)


Ingredients for pidi

1) Rice powder – 200 gm
    Cumin seeds  – 1 pinch
    Salt  as needed

2) Rice powder – 2 tbsp
    Water             – 2 cups
    Salt as needed

3) Coconut milk   – 1 cup

4) Red chilli          – 2 nos
    Mustard seeds   – 1/2 tsp
    Shallots                –  3 nos
    Curry leaves
    Oil                      – 1 tsp   

How to make pidi

Mix first ingredients with hot water. ( it should be like idiyappam dough ).  Knead the dough to make soft small balls. Steam them. In a pan, boil 2 nd ingredients  when it starts to boil, add steamed rice dumplings along with salt,  allow it to boil in a low flame. When it starts to thicken remove from heat and add coconut milk.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds  saute red chillies, shallots and curry leaves. Pour over the pidi/ rice dumplings .

Ingredients for chicken curry

Chicken cut into small pieces – 1/2 kg
Onion chopped                         – 2 medium
Curry leaves
Green chilli                             – 2  nos
Ginger paste                           – 1 tsp
Garlic paste                            – 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder             –  1 tbs
Coriander powder                    –  2 tbsp
Turmeric powder                     – 1 tsp
Garam masala                          –  1 tsp
Coconut milk                           –  1 cup
Coconut oil                              – 2 tbsp
Salt as needed

Heat coconut oil in a pan, saute onion.  When onion turns brown in colour, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger garlic paste on a low flame.  Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Saute for a minute. Add chicken pieces and salt. Close the lid and let it cook. When it is done, add coconut milk to this. Now remove from stove. Serve them hot with pidi.   

8 thoughts on “Kozhiyum pidiyum / Chicken with rice dumplings)”

  1. Drooling Beena. I love that combo and pic looks really tempting..

    Suggestion – This dynamic view to blog is very hard for others to communicate with you and enjoy your space. Not sure if it is just me or if there are others who think the same way. But do think about getting back your old template.

    And Happy Posting 🙂


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