Kozhi Pidi

Ingredients for Kozhi Pidi:

For Pidi:

1. Scrapped coconut – ¼ cup

    Shallots – 8-10

    Cumin seeds – ½ small spoon

2. Rice flour – 1 cup

    Salt – For taste

3. Boiled water – 1.25 cups

4. Ghee – As required

For chicken curry:

5. Chicken – 1 kg, cleaned and cut into pieces

6. Chilli powder – 2-3 small spoons

    Coriander powder – 2 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – ½ small spoon

    Garam masala powder – 1.5 small spoons

    Salt – For taste

7. Onions – 4, medium sized, chopped

    Ginger crushed – 1 big spoon

    Garlic crushed – 1 big spoon

    Curry leaves – 2 stems

8. Oil – As required

9. Coconut milk – 1 cup

How to prepare Kozhi Pidi?

1. Blend ingredients no: 1 using a mixer.

2. Add salt to rice flour, and then mix it with coconut mixture.

3. Add boiling water to it, stir well and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes.

4. When flour cools, grease your palms using ghee and make small balls.

5. Steam cook rice balls for 10 minutes. This is Pidi.

6. Marinate chicken using ingredients no: 6 and keep it in refrigerator overnight.

7. Just before preparation, mix it with ingredients no: 7.

8. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the chicken in high flame for a few minutes.

9. Reduce the flame and cook chicken.

10. When it is done, add coconut milk and check salt.

11. When curry starts to thicken, put off the flame.

12. Add Pidi to chicken curry, mix well and serve.

Note: You can also serve Pidi and chicken curry separately. If so heat a little oil, add mustard and curry leaves and temper Pidi using this.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine, December 15 – 31, 2019

Read another Kozhi Pidi recipe here. Also read Kozhi pidi curry recipe.

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