Pidi is a small rice dumpling similar to Kozhukatta.
Roasted Rice Flour - 1 cup (I use store brought idiyappam/pathiri podi)
Water - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Medium thick coconut milk - 400 ml
Sugar - Add to your taste
Powdered/crushed cardamom - 1 tsp
Note: You may use whole milk instead of coconut milk. Boil till it thickens and then add pidi. Adding condensed milk also improves the taste.
1. Boil water with a pinch of salt. Pour this boiling water to the rice flour in a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. When it cools down a little to handle, take a little dough and roll it between your palms to form a cherry sized ball. Steam these balls in a steamer for 10-15 mins till cooked. Pidi is now ready
2. Meanwhile add coconut milk and sugar in a pan. When it is hot, add the steamed pidi and cook for about mins or more, till the coconut milk becomes thick. Add cardamom powder. You may also add chopped nuts if you like.
Serve warm. Kids are sure to love this...
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