Kozhi Pidi

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Kozhi Pidi is a very delicious recipe used in the middle and northern kerala. In malayalam, kozhi means chicken and pidi is small rice balls. In short rice balls are cooked with chicken curry in  coconut milk.
Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 1 (tender 800 – 900 gms)
  • garlic – 1/2 tbsp
  • Onion chopped – 1 cup (240 ml cup)
  • green chilly – 8
  • coconut – 1 (big)
  • ginger – 1″ piece
  • ghee – 3 ounce (90 ml)
  • cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • fried coriander – 2 tbsp
  • Rice powder – 1 cup (fine powder)
  • butter – 1 dsp (10 ml)
  • cinnamon – 1″ piece
  • clove – 6
  • pepper seeds: 10
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves – 2 stems

How to Prepare:

  • Cut chicken into required piece, wash and drain
  • Extract coconut milk, first 1 cup, 2nd – 2 cups and 3rd 3 cups
  • Coarsely crush garlic, fried coriander & cumin seeds
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and fry chopped onion along with cinnamon, clove, green chilly, ginger, curry leaves and pepper seeds
  • Add coarsely crushed spices, turmeric powder and chicken
  • Dissolve little salt with 3rd milk and add it to the chicken, cook on a low flame
  • Make a dough of rice powder with 1 cup of warm water, salt and butter
  • Make balls of small size
  • When chicken is done well, add 2nd milk and bring it to a boil
  • Add the rice balls to the boiled curry, cover and cook on low flame
  • When balls are cooked well, add 1st milk and keep it on low flame for some time but don’t let it boil
  • Serve hot

(can change the measurement of coconut milk according to your requirement)

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