Steamed Chicken Pathiri | Kozhi Pathiri


Steamed Chicken Pathiri is a popular North Kerala meat stuffed rice bread that requires only steaming. Very little oil is required for cooking chicken, which is stuffed inside the rice dumplings. Steamed Chicken Pathiri is a star rated exotic dish available in top restaurants. Kozhi Pathiri is a nutritious snack served during Iftar. After a day’s dedicated prayer and fasting, it’s time for a gourmet show with exquisite dishes vying with each other in richness, quality and taste. It’s traditional dishes that usually steal our hearts. And this is how Steamed Chicken Pathiri catch our senses and makes its position. This is a Ramadan special snack very popular in Malabar region. There are a couple of variations available for Steamed Chicken Pathiri. You can substitute meat or mutton for preparing the stuffed pathiri. Kozhi Pathiri is an easy to prepare tasty snack that requires minimum ingredients and very little effort.

Prepare the wholesome snack at home and enjoy with the family. Steamed dishes are in demand compared to fried foods. Steamed foods are healthy consuming no oil at all. In Kozhi Pathiri, very little oil is required for sautéing the shredded chicken. Both young and old alike love Steamed Chicken Pathiri that can be easily prepared at home. If you are in mood for a healthy and wholesome snack, then this is the right one. The dish is rich in protein and combined with steamed rice pathiri, you can stay active and energetic for long hours. Kozhi Pathiri is very good for growing up kids who require much stamina. For kids you can serve as an evening snack after they arrive from school. Chicken is nutritious, rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Steamed Chicken Pathiri with illustrations here. Enjoy the healthy snack with your family.

Steamed Chicken Pathiri | Kozhi Pathiri

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 People



  • Cook the chicken by adding pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt as required.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and saute well. Then add chopped onion into it and cook for 4 minutes on a low flame, Now add turmeric powder, pepper powder and saute for another few seconds.
  • Add the shredded chicken, chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt into it. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes. The filling is ready.
  • Mix rice flour with water and salt as required to make a smooth dough. Knead the dough and make it into a soft ball.
  • Take some dough and make a small ball out of it ( like for chapathi ). Divide it into two portions. Roll it out into two thick pathiris. Place filling at the center of a pathiri and place another rolled out pathiri over it and gently press the edges together. Steam cook it for 25 minutes.
  • Cut pathiri into small pieces. Serve hot. Tasty Steamed Chicken Pathiri is ready.


You can visit this link Sweet Bread Chattipathiri. You can also visit this link Beef Chatti Pathiri.
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Response (2)
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    Harini Vino August 17, 2021

    Hi Adeela Shamnas,
    This recipe seems to be different. And also the picture representation shows the detailed view of the recipe. You are doing a great job in your blog. Thanks for sharing this different recipe.


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    Adeela November 15, 2021

    5 stars
    Thanks harini

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