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GOK #4: Pidi, Rice Dumplings from Kerala


GOK #4: Pidi, Rice Dumplings from Kerala
Ingredients:
Fine rice flour - 1 cup
Sugar - ½ cup
Coconut milk (thick) - 1 cup
Coconut milk (diluted) - 3 cups
Salt - to taste
Cardamom powder (optional) -

Instructions:
Boil 1½ cup water with salt. When the water comes to boil, put the rice flour into it and mix continuously. Remove from fire and knead into a smooth dough when it is still hot. Apply a little oil on your palm and make small balls of the dough. Sprinkle a tsp rice powder on the balls to separate them. 

Boil diluted coconut milk with sugar. Drop the balls gently into it and stir carefully to ensure the balls do not stick together. Add a spoon of rice powder to ¼ glass of water and pour it in. Once the Pidi is cooked, pour thick coconut milk and stir (should not boil). Remove from fire when hot. 

(Can be prepared without sugar too, by adding salt in the coconut milk instead of sugar and tempering the pidi with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger slivers).
 
Courtesy:  Linitha Sudesh