First grind the coconut with fennel seeds and shallots. Boil water with salt and add the ground coconut mixture. 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.Apply little oil or water to the palms.
Make small balls and press in the center to make a shape.
After making all pidis steam them for 10 -15 minutes. Now the pidis are ready.