Posted by Annita on July 24, 2006
Shynee from Indianadoc had posted an authentic Pidi (a Jacobite Christian dish made using rice flour)recipe few days back.I’ve given it a try and it was soo great.I’ve only heard about its marvellous taste before,but till now didn’t get a chance to have it.Now with her recipe,I finally had Pidi for the first time in my life.Thanks a lot Shynee.
Pidi with Chicken curry
I think i’ve been very loyal to her recipe and it goes like…
Finely ground Rice flour -2 cups
Boiled water – 5 to 5 1/2 cups to mix the flour
Water – to boil the dumplings
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Chopped shallots – 1 cup
Minced Garlic – 3 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 sprig
Salt – to taste
Dry roast rice flour,coconut,half of cumin seeds and half of garlic till a nice aroma is spread and keep it aside.Boil water by adding salt,3/4 th cup of shallots and 1 sprig of curry leaves.Now add the boiled water slowly into the roasted rice flour and mix it well using a spatula.When the dough gets cooled mix it again using hand into a smooth dough.
Again boil water in another vessel by adding salt,turmeric powder and rest of the cumin seeds,curry leaves,shallots,and garlic .Now divide the dough into small lemon sized balls and immerse them in boiling water.Cook till they are well done.Serve them hot with any spicy curry of your choice.
As shynee suggested,I also prepare a soup using the leftover thick fluid in which the rice dumplings got cooked.I added some chicken stalk,some frozen veggies ,1tsp of cornflour and a little pepper into the fluid and allowed it to boil for few minutes .The end product was simply delicious and spicy rice soup.Thanks again,Shynee for such an informative post.
Rice roup made as a bye product of Pidi