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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

8 Responses to “Pidi”

  1. sarah said

    I haven’t had this for so long.. I didn’t know I had to ad garlic with it..No wonder mine never tasted like Ammachi’s

    Thanks Sarah,Happy to see u here after a loong time..:)And for this pidi recipe,all credit goes to Shynee only..:)


  2. shynee said

    Oh u got it perfect Annita…thanx for trying…I’m on the look out for those traditional recipes which are on the way to extinction…at least thro’ blogging it will be preserved for the posterity…Pidi,Thakoli(posted along with Pidi) etc are such recipes,which for many of us have become just memories associated with our grannies…And your soup is great!

    Thanks Shynee..All the credit goes to u.>Such a perfect recipe..and u’ve got a good collection of authentic recipes there..


  3. sarah said

    Annita, I visit ur blog everday, 4 times i tried to comment.. But each time I clicked submit comment and my comment vanished! i gave up trying.. Yesterday I thought I would try one last time and it worked. I was planning to write in Lg’s blog tht I can’t comment on ur blog!

    Is it so?I’m sorry Sarah,I didn’t know that..But i don’t know how to correct it also,may be soem prob with wordpress…


  4. I have never heard of this dish. I might try this out one of these days. My “pat in the back” to both Shynee and Annita for their effort.

    Thanks for dropping by Rajalakshmi…Happy to hear that u liked it..


  5. ponnu said

    hi annita!!!

    keep up the gud work going….nw evry time i have a doubt,i have ur blog to look upon..u saved me a lot of phone charges as everytime i used 2 call up my mom 4 clarifications…thanx a ton….dear!!!!

  6. Susan said

    Hi Annita
    Thank you for your recipes as they are good and gives me an idea of what to cook sometimes. Just wondering why I wasnt able to access the link on your site for Shynee from Indiadoc. Wondering if you knew a way I could get access. Thanks . Any help wpuld be much appreciated

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