This authentic South Indian dessert made with rice flour and coconut milk is a familiar sight in homes of Christians especially those who hail from Kerala. These small rice dumplings are made with sweet cardamom flavoured coconut milk, one can also prepare the Pidi as a savoury accompaniment with meat dishes.
This Madhura Pidi recipe makes for five servings, give it a try and let us know how it turned out.
- 1 cup rice flour roasted
- 2 cups water hot
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 pods cardamom
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- Combine the rice flour, salt and cumin seeds.
- Boil some water and add little by little to the flour mixture.
- Keep stirring along with adding water till you get a dough consistency.
- Knead the dough well.
- Make small rice dumplings about 50-60 in number.Dip your fingers in water while making dumplings so that it doesn’t stick.
- Same time in a large bottom pan, heat some coconut milk and water.
- Add sugar, cardamom pods and powdered cardamom.Stir continuously.
- Reduce heat and slowly add the rice dumplings one by one spread evenly in the pan.
- Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on very low heat.
- Remove from heat and serve chilled or warm.
With Ganesha Chaturthi around the corner happening on Saturday, 22 August 2020, most of you are heading to a confectionary store for laddoo or modak, a sweet that is said to be the favourite of Lord Ganesh. Try making it at home here’s the recipe
Source: Cook With Jiya
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