30 May 2012

Kozhi Pidi /Chicken Curry and Rice Dumplings

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Nadan Kozhi Curry /Kerala Style Chicken Curry

  1. Chicken- 6oo to 750 gms
  2. Ginger (crushed)- 2" Piece
  3. Garlic (Crushed)-5 to 6 cloves
  4. Shallots (sliced)-1 1/2 cup
  5. Onion (Sliced finely)-1 Large
  6. Curry Leaves-2 to 3 sprigs
  7. Coconut pieces (Sliced)-1/4  cup (Optional)
  8. Coconut milk(Thin)-1 1/4  to 1 1/2  Cup
  9. Fennel seeds( Powdered)-1/2 Tsp
  10. Coconut milk(Thick)-1/4 cup
  11. Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  12. Vinegar-1/2 tsp
  13. Water-As required
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil
For marination
  1. Kashmiri chili powder-1/2 tsp
  2. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Ginger and Garlic paste-1 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
For Masala Paste
  1. Kashmiri chili powder-3 tbsp( See Note)
  2. Coriander powder-2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Garam masala-1 1/2 tsp
  5. Water -as required


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with all the ingredients for marination.Keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the masala paste  with sufficient quantity of water to form a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add ginger,garlic,shallots ,onion and 2 sprigs of curry leaves.When onion is almost cooked, add the sliced coconut pieces (if using) and mix well.Saute well  until onion turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the flame to medium low and add the masala paste and saute it ,stirring continuously  until oil separates.(for about 5 minutes on Medium LOW flame)
  • Now add the marinated chicken pieces and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring in between.
  • Now add the thin coconut milk and salt to taste.( add more water if you require more gravy).Cover and cook until chicken is tender and the gravy is thick enough.
  • Next ,add fennel powder,garam masala and vinegar , mix well.
  • Add the thick coconut milk and cook for few minutes or until gravy thickens.
  • Add the remaining curry leaves and switch off the stove.
Note:* I have used 3 tbsp of Kashmiri chili powder here ,so it is really spicy,you can always adjust the  quantity according to your spice level.
*If  using normal red chili powder reduce the quantity to 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 tbsp.
*For best results use homemade garam masala


  1. Rice Powder(i used puttu podi)- 1 cup
  2. Grated Coconut-4 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  4. Shallots-4 nos
  5. Garlic-2 cloves
  6. Water-2 Cups
  7. Coconut Milk-1/2Cup
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Rice Flour-2 tsp
  10. Boiling water- as required(add salt to taste to the water)
  • Grind cumin seeds,shallots and garlic to form a smooth paste.
  • Combine rice powder and grated coconut ,mix well for a minute .
  • In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast this rice powder ,stirring continuously until  the color turns pale(almost golden).Allow it to cool slightly.
  • Add the ground shallots paste, and sufficient quantity of boiling  water (with salt)to the roasted rice powder and mix well using a wooden spatula.Allow it to cool slightly and knead well for almost 4 to 5 minutes to form a soft dough.
  • Roll this into small balls and steam it for 5 minutes.and keep aside.
  • Combine 2 tsp rice flour with 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil,add salt to taste ,and add the steamed dumplings and cook until it is slightly thick .Switch off the flame and add coconut milk and mix well. 


  1. Totally new to me..Yummy combo & nice clicks!!

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  2. Looks so good

  3. Looks sooooooo good Perfect and mouthwatering combo.

  4. Very nice recipe never heard of this combo

  5. Looks absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!

  6. mmmm....mouth watering dear. Amazing clicks and feast to the eyes.

  7. Absolutely irresistible,mindblowing clicks as usual..

  8. This is the most exotic looking curries and excellent pics I have seen on the web.

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  9. Super yummy combo...Lovely clicks..

  10. I've once dreamt of eating everything with rice dumplings!

  11. Looks very good. I have eaten only sweet version of pidi. Would like to try this out..

  12. looking very tempting.. nice clicks

  13. mouthwatering...........yummy...yummy..yummy

  14. This looks delicious, makes a nice change to have dumplings instead of rice, thanks.

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  15. Hi,
    I saw your photo on the DMBLGIT gallery being hosted by Kankana. Great shots and delicious recipe.

  16. Looks like a delicious, comforting dish. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Do I need to steam the dumplings after I keep it aside shaping it? I actually didn't get that part. Plz help.


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