Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kozhi Pidi / Kunji Pathal(Pathiri) / Ana Pathal / Kakka rotti/ - Curried Chicken and Rice Dumplings

How many names for this cute, tiny rice dumplings...?????!!!!!!!!!It is a very delicious and delightful dish used in the middle and northern part of Kerala..This  classic and lip smacking Kerala Delicacy is a one pot meal of  smaller rice dumplings are steamed and mixed with the flavourful meat / prawn dishes ..


For  pidi 

Rice Powder : 1 Cup
Water ; 1 Cup
Fennel Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Coconut grated : 1/2 cup
Shallots : 2-3

Method :

Boil water with salt, fennel seeds, shallots crushed and grated coconut.
When it boils well, add the rice powder little by little, mix well and switch off the flame.
Knead it well to make a smooth dough (like,pathiri or idiyappam)
Apply little oil or water in palms.
Make small balls and press in the centre to make a shape as shown in the picture.
After making all pidis, steam them for 10 -15 minutes.

For Chicken Gravy

Ingredients :
  1. Chicken : 500g(cut into medium size pieces)
  2. Onion : 2
  3. Pearl Onions : 7-8
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder: 2tsp
  6. Coriander Powder: 3tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Seeds : 1 tsp
  9. Coconut Grated : 1 cup
  10. Curry Leaves : 3-4 springs
  11. Salt
  12. Coconut Oil

Method :
  • Heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil in pan and add the grated cocnut with 2-3 shallots sliced,2 curry leaves and fennel seeds.
  • Roast well into dark brown colour and switch off the flame.
  • Add red chilly powder and coriander powder into it and combine well
  • When it cools, grind into a smooth consistency.
  • Crush the 5-6 pearl onions and keep aside.
  • Pressure Cook the chicken with the pearl onions crushed, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and sliced onions.
  • After cooking this add the ground mixture and allow to boil in medium flame.
  • Heat 3 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and add 2-3 shallots sliced and 2 springs curry leaves.
  • When the onions become brown in colour and a nice aroma comes pour this into the curry and keep in flame for another 2-3 minutes.

Finally mix the gravy and pidis together and keep in low flame for 4-5 minutes till it combines well


Linking this post to "Foodabulous Fest Event" organized by Simply Tadka and hosted by Sajina Bishar of Saju's Tastes


  1. Oh my God avide vella hotel businessum undo divasavum adipoli dishes analloo:))
    Shoo ipoo unu kazhichade ullu engilum nalla masala okke coat cheytha chicken and pidi kanumbol vishakunnu..

    1. Thank you so much Meena!!!ippo ramzan alle? enthenkilumokke nalla dishes undakkum..athu konda......

  2. Thnx 4 entering such a wnderful dish 4 my event :

    1. Thank you sajina for your humble words...

  3. Thank u Akila...I've already mailed a dish for your current event

  4. Dee...kollakola...nombu kazhiyumbozhekum ninte page nokki thanne njan weight koodum... hehe... adipoli...

  5. in kanjirapally side .,this z calld THIKKIDI... :D lukss yummy daa

    1. yes i know that...and that is also usually make in my home...i'm from thodupuzha and my mom's place is in erattupetta..pinne engane thikkidi ariyathirikkum

  6. Yummy & heavenly dish dear !! Love the look of them :) This has been in the to do for quite a long time.. Wil try soon !!