Pidi with chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Add 1 cup of grated coconut, crushed cumin seeds and salt to fine rice powder and mix well.
  • Pour hot water little by little and knead it to make a smooth dough.
  • Make a number of small balls from the above dough.
  • :- You can make lot of balls from 3 cups of rice powder. However, make sure the ball isn`t too big.
  • Place a big kadai on the stove and add 5 cups of water into that.
  • Allow it to boil.
  • Add the remaining grated coconut into the boiling water along with a little salt.
  • Once the water is boiling high, put the small balls into it and allow it to boil for another 2 - 3 mins.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • :- Serve with chicken curry.
  • :- For better taste, you can add coconut milk also to the boiling water.
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Response (5)
  1. m
    manu April 18, 2008

    Easy to make and it came very good

  2. s
    susan April 9, 2008

    Same as my mum makes, except she grinds garlic and cumin together and add to dough.

  3. A
    Achu Thomas December 3, 2009

    It came out very well,liked it very much.. ground garlic pod will enhance the taste

  4. G
    Gisha October 7, 2010

    Do we need to roast the rice powder?

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